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05.Nov.2012 :::Roof Garden & Veggie Patch:::

I have finally installed my fynbos roof garden – all the plants are water-wise. The garden base consists of a layer of dorken with sand filling the cups then a layer of great soil that Bruce Beyer and his team made for the project. I installed the irrigation system myself, which although quite a steep […]

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05.Oct.2011 :::MOVED:::

I’ve moved in! It feels surreal after all this time to actually be in my own space – this is also heightened by the fact that I have very little furniture so it’s a bit empty. But I’m in! No more having to answer that “when are you moving in?” question, it is done. But […]

13.Sep.2011 :::Cabinets and the end is in sight:::

Spotlight Kitchens are still hard at work installing the kitchen and bedroom. I am now about 2 weeks from actually moving in. The stone is on the kitchen countertops, and most of the cabinets are constructed – the installation has been tricky, but it’s all going relatively smoothly. I have employed the glass craftsman Simon […]

27.Aug.2011 ::: More cabinets :::

Spotlight is hard at work installing the kitchen and bedroom cabinets. The carcasses are mostly in and it’s beginning to take shape. The most challenging part of the process is now keeping contractors off the new floors. It’s a constant battle of getting one contractor not to damage another contractor’s work. The stress of this […]

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22.Aug.2011 ::Floors in – cabinets arrive::

The home stretch at last. The floors are pretty much in – just a little section of the landing to finish. I went with an oiled finish using a two component oil that has much better water resistant properties than the standard oil. The painting is also almost done, there will just be a few […]

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10.Aug.2011 :: Finishes, Floors, paint and hopefully moving soon ::

The move-in date is getting closer! The most asked question of this whole project is “When will it be ready?” The real answer is probably “Never”. I think a house is never really complete and you can spend the rest of time completing it. That said, there does come a time when you have to […]

07.Jun.2011 …:: Garage door, driveway & Vola! ::…

The garage door is in, sewerage line is installed, the driveway is drying & interior plans are just about ready. It’s been a long month since the last update. Many more decisions and not enough time to make them. I spent a good portion of the last month deciding on tap fittings and after many hours […]

17.Apr.2011 |:::…Colour…:::|::::|-

The last month has been a very intense period of decision and indecision. Colour has been the topic on my brain and I have learnt one thing about colour – it’s easiest to not choose a colour – so I’ve gone with white. I have also realised that it is best to go with your […]

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07.Mar.2011 March – the final frontier – decisions, decisions and then some

The last month has seen the old boundary wall come down and a new one pop up. I now need to decide what fence to put up – timber fencing is leading the choice war. I have also moved apartments (against my will) and am now looking forward to finally leave the confines of a […]

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04.Feb.2011 The wall came down and the frames went in

The last few weeks have been hot and busy. All’s well on site and steadily the house is nearing its final stages, but these stages are the most critical and will take time. I now have to find a new place to stay as I have to leave my current apartment – not ideal considering […]

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