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Separation anxiety from the bricklayers

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 03:27:00 GMT

THE bricklayers have completed work on the ground floor of our house, they’ve packed up the cement mixer and moved on. Although I…



When brickies fly

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 04:26:00 GMT

WHAT a wonderful sight it is to see the bricks fly. After months of waiting, watching an empty concrete slab the site is…



How do you get a builder to communicate?

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 03:45:00 GMT

AFTER months of exasperation it was a delight yesterday to swing by our block and see brick walls going up for the main floor of…



Chalking one up

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 04:47:00 GMT

THEY may just be smudgy chalk marks on a concrete pad, but these lines mark a whole new phase in our building program. …



One year cellarbration

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 06:32:00 GMT

A FORM arrived in the mail the other day from Australia Post telling my wife and I it was time to renew our mail redirect.…



Beautiful smooth, grey concrete

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT

WHAT a difference a day makes? Yesterday the building site was a spiderweb of steel, today we have beautiful, smooth grey concrete.



Pipes and steel

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 02:59:01 GMT

I RECKON we’re keeping a Chinese steel mill in business with the amount of reinforcing that’s going in to our block ready for the concrete…



The fish before the house

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 01:10:00 GMT

IT COULD be a case of the cart before the horse, but in this case it’s the fish before the house. While work…



Installing a marine fish tank

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 05:47:00 GMT

IT SEEMS to me that building a house is 90 per cent grind and 10 per cent thrill. But while everybody’s hammering away…



From bomb shelter to bomb site

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 23:40:00 GMT

THROUGHOUT the last few months we’ve been gradually been watching the growth of what has affectionately become known as the bomb shelter emerge out of…



Black is the new brick

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 03:46:00 GMT

WE LOVE the heritage Austral bricks that are being used for the facework on the new house, so it was a bit disturbing to see…



A cellar is for the boys

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 04:45:00 GMT

FINALLY the brickwork is complete on our cellar. It’s now just waiting for a lid to go on it and we’ll have a…