Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sounds the trumpets the glazier finally arrived!!!

Well after 9 weeks of bated breath they have finally arrived! Well make it 4 years of bated breath. Since we began our cave dwelling experience we have dreamed of these doors going in. Today two were partially installed. The other one will be installed tomorrow and the gable (weather permitting) window frame installed and templates made to order the glass. Hopefully it doesn't take too long, I am want to finish the verandah. The trick will be to not break the glass with all the rest of the building to do, but it is 4mm toughened glass. Pretty amazing how tough that stuff is. All the doors and windows are double glazed and argon gas filled. So pretty good in letting in the radiant heat and stopping the convection heat out/in. I am like a kid at christmas.... do you think it would be appropriate for me to hug a grown man for installing my windows/doors? 

Framing up the gable window
Brett from B & T Glass

All it is missing now is a fireplace!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Window Frame!

The middle and diagonal bits of timber are the beginning of the gable end window frame..... How very very exciting... glazier called today said the glass arrived so the doors will be ready and installed next week! We are very excited. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Verandah Photos

Hi, I found the verandah going up photos finally, they were hidden away on my phone. The hip was the tricky bit... good experience though, lots of trigonometry going on. Joining the three verandah together is going to be an interesting endeavour. I know I am going to have to redo the old verandah (later, much much later) so they can meet up : (

At last something to update!

Hello everyone,

Well the calf is on the recovery I am walking freely now but I am not jogging and the fingernail is half grown back! yea. I managed to get some work done on the last 2 days of the holidays, not much but I will take it. I had a great time chilling with the children though. With the two days I got the battens on my verandah, cleaned the work shed, fixed a bed and made the centre post for my gable end.  These are some photos of what I did last weekend. The doors will be ready to install in 1 to 2 weeks : ) Gable window... maybe a month.

Georgia helping sand the centre post

The temporary balcony I built on top of my verandah so I could remove the gable.

The view from the balcony

The beginning...

All the weather boards gone, now for the studs.

Ooooh I am excited to have a big window up there...

Angus paid me a visit : ) Temporary studs up

Bill gave his life for the temporary stud work. Thanks for all your help mate. 

All weather proofed until I am ready with the window frame