Can't believe that the boys were back in town (TRENTHAM that is) today in the weather conditions up here (700+ metres). The quagmire that was yesterday is no more. The waffle blocks arrived, the crushed rock has been laid and all the plumbing and electrics are completed awaiting the pouring of the slab next week. Whahooo.
Just to give you a better idea what the finished product may look like, here's a brochure pic of the facade. The variations are that we are going for a colorbond corrugated tin roof and extending the eaves from 450mm to 600mm to give a more country feel to the house. We would have preferred to design the house to fit more to a country look but found that the costs left less in the retirement funds due to the cost of architects. Better in our pocket than theirs.
|Styrene waffle blocks which will be covered by concrete next week - we hope!|
|To the left is the Tradies Loo - in the foreground is the reinforcing for the concrete.|
|Front of house looking towards the bedroom and study. The white uprights are the plumbing for the en-suite, kitchen and butler's pantry.|
|The area not covered by screed is our Alfresco under roof area for summer outdoor entertainment. Its L-Shaped.|
There are ceiling fans for those hot days and cafe blinds for the evenings with a little chill to the air.
|This is out of the catalogue and our house will be the reverse of this with the renders colours on the facade shown below.|