Building 'The Lodge' - Our Journey

We never thought this day would come but finally our land is 'scraped and pegged' and the house-build is officially commencing on Tuesday 7th October 2008. We hope you will join us throughout our first house-build project... exciting times ahead!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Locked out!!!

It was a bittersweet moment when we arrived at the house on the Sunday after our wonderful Valentine's Day - we were LOCKED OUT!!! Yep - front door locked, garage door locked, windows locked, patio doors locked... aaghhh!

Of course this was good as well as bad as this means they're at 'lock-up' stage and there is mainly only internal things to do now but it was not so good for the photo taking!

So just a few photos from that weekend... and a bit blurry as some taken through windows...

Click on pic to see full size and click on link below to see slideshow.

Oh and isn't the little white dog cute?! He had escaped from a house around the corner and was sooo friendly - I wanted to bring him home with us!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Insulation, electrics, gyprock, ceiling and air-conditioning provisions!!!

The build is charging full steam ahead and although it looked as though not much progress had been made from the outside when we first arrived this Sunday, we were actually very pleasantly surprised when we got inside and found out what had actually occurred during the week...

- Insulation - in most of the walls - looks like padded cells - ha ha!
- Ceilings - in most places
- Electrics - all done
- Air-conditioning provisions - done - lots of silver tubes everywhere - very futuristic
- Gyprock - all over the place and you can now see the outline of the linen cupboard, walk-in wardrobe etc
- Bathrooms - strange green stuff around plug holes etc and holes cut in gyprock for the baths
- Flooring to upstairs balcony - done

Pretty amazing huh?!

It's starting to look and feel more and more like a real home as the weeks go by (as I'm sure I've said before). Now the gyprock and ceiling are nearly done - upstairs, at least - you can gauge the shape of the rooms much more and my favourite part has to be our ensuite bathroom which is looking fab - I love the ragged-edged hole where our spa bath will go!

Hope you enjoy the pics - we thrilled with how it's all coming along.

As always, click the pic below to see a full-size version. For a slideshow of ALL the pics, click on the link UNDERNEATH! Enjoy!!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Back roof on!

As it has been a while since I took this set of pics, I will let them do the talking for this post rather than waffle on for ages...!

They were taken on 1st Feb and, as you can see, some progress has been made with the back roof - all good.

The alarm system has also been installed so at least we'll be safe and dry!

As usual, click on the link AFTER the big pic to see a slideshow...