Courtney's House Reborn

After close to 10 yrs in our little home we decided it was time for a bigger one.

We looked at moving on. Other established homes needed too much work and new home suburbs were too far away from everything and the houses built too close together.

We liked this area, the school and had made a good circle of friends over that time.

So we took the best of both worlds.

A new home in an old area.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Forgive me father, for it has been a week since my last blog.....

Wow lots has been happening. I have taken 42 photos of the progress so I must put them out there for everyone to see, well not all of them.

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Each day another piece of the slab has been allocated to someone or some activity in the house.

My bedroom!!!

These will be the columns for the alfresco area.

Laundry window.... would look nice with some leadlight work Mum :-)

Ties to attach the trusses to the brickwork.

Here is the front door way.

Over the course of the last three week (since we started the demo & build) I have been taking photos from two primary locations on site. Position 1(P1)is on top of the storm water drain, right side of site and Position 2 (P2) is at the temporary power box on the left side of site.
Here is a series of shots taken form P2 while the brickwork was going up.




I hope to make up a little book with the photos, the ones where you run it past your thumb and it makes a moving picture with changes over time.

Brickies could not finish today, as they ran out of bricks. There is a 1 to 1.5 days left on the job. That is when the Midland Brick fairies come.

Next up, the roof trusses....Cool. Then you will really see the full height.


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  2. Those columns where not there yesterday!!

    Well what are the measurements for the window??
    What design would you like?

  3. Yep! I think Oma could whip up a lovely little lead-light piece for that window. Think of a design with lots of tricky little bits in it to keep her busy. HeeHee (sorry Mary)

  4. Thanks Mum, we will measure it up when the house is closer to being finished. It was just a joke.

  5. I think that would just be a challenge Sue!! You should know Mum by now, she will just work it out.