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!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

We now have windows and utilities!

With Adam being in Perth and then both of us being in the UK for the past couple of weeks we haven't been able to monitor the progress of the build and were a bit nervous as we drove out West yesterday in case nothing had been done in our absence...

But, once again, our builders have done us proud and have made GREAT progress! We now have windows throughout (and sliding doors), the plumbing and gas is in - outdoor taps and all important gas point for the BBQ - and there are piles of bricks everywhere suggesting they might start laying the brickwork shortly not to mention the huge roof trusses lying in the back garden which means we might have cover from the elements in the near future.

As you can see from the pics, the inside of the house is really wet and rather like a swimming pool after the rain we've had over the last day or so but that should dry up pretty quickly once the sun starts shining again!
It was really fun to walk all around the house and envision the different rooms - it's much easier to do now the frame and windows are all done.
The most impressive window has to be the humungous one on the side of the house - it's literally the full height of the house - not sure how we're going to keep that clean though. Thankfully it's obscured glass so the finger prints and cobwebs won't show up too much - ha ha!

As usual, I've put together a slideshow of all the photos for your viewing enjoyment. Just click on the photo below and it will take you to a separate window.

Hopefully we may have some brickwork and possibly even a roof to show you next week if the rain holds off!

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