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16.Jan.2011 New Year – doors, ceilings, frames and happy days

The year has started with gusto and already work has overwhelmed me. The good news is that all’s well on the home front and it’s all going swiftly forward. Doors and new door frames have arrived on site and they look beautiful. Hoping to keep them that way. Almost all the ceilings are done and […]

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06.Dec.2010 End of year slow down – finishing stage ahead

As the end of year approaches the world starts its gradual wind down after a long and hard 12 months. I have been busy shooting out of Cape Town and haven’t been able to monitor the progress at my house, but needless to say there is definitely a sense that the urgency has left the […]

25.Oct.2010 Plastering, plastic and patience

The last few weeks have been great. Well that’s a lie. They’ve been ok. I have now entered the phase that should really be contractually accompanied with at least four therapy sessions. For someone who has a problem deciding on exactly what colour toothpaste to buy, the idea of choosing an entire house of objects […]

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25.Sep.2010 Roof, plumbing, bench etc

The last few weeks have been quite trying. Between working to pay for the house and the multitude of decisions to be made I might have aged a bit. I have been shooting for the last week which was preceded by two weeks of prepping a rather large job – this meant that any progress […]

29.Aug.2010 Banks, Trusses & decisions

The last few weeks have been filled with many decisions, battles and victories. The bank is back in my good books, and has reciprocated the favour which means that I might even be moving in by December. That is if I can get all the decisions made before my builder fires me. It has been […]

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Pictures

A few panoramics

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09.Aug.2010 Main Bedroom & more

The pressure of the final stage is upon me. The building continues to take shape and as we approach the final construction stage so the decisions become more critical and numerous. I have changed the layout of the main bedroom and have had to adjust a window accordingly. It’s great to see the windows framing […]

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20.Jul.2010 Main Bedroom

The slab is set and the walls are going up quickly. The wet conditions right after laying the slab were perfect for curing the concrete. Now that the sun is out the work on site is happening quickly and smoothly. As the windows are placed in position they frame the views – it’s a great […]

13.Jul.2010 Final Slab

It’s been a few weeks since the last update. Bedroom 2 has started taking shape and the walls have gone up. The last few weeks have been spent prepping the final slab for the main bedroom. The slab also forms the ceiling of the lounge & dining area. The usual steel and conduiting was laid.┬áThere […]

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22.Jun.2010 Slab poured

The weather played along and after many tweaks to the steelwork, the engineer, Andy Cowie (CDA Design CC) , cast his final critical eye over everything and gave it his thumbs up – the concrete was poured onto the second floor slab. An additional beam was added above the garage and had to be poured […]

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