Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Driveway and Pebbles

At last, we have a driveway! It was not economical, considering that the driveway was 20 metres long. The colour is Charcoal, although our first thought was to have a driveway that matches the colour of the rendered walls (Dulux Gnu Tan) – something like CCS Driftwood. However, I was concerned that a light-coloured driveway would be susceptible to becoming dirtier sooner than a dark-coloured one; so, we eventually went with Charcoal.

We are not a big fan of maintaining lawns; we decided to gravel a part of the front portion of the land, so that we do not have to bother with removing weeds often and mowing grass. Cowra Gold (pebbles) would have softened the look and matched the colour of our rendered walls; however, with money already stretched quite a bit, we had to go with the economical option of putting limestone pebbles. Our concreter and landscaper, Glenn did the job very well.

The next phase of our landscaping project is for Glenn to pour coloured and stamped concrete in our outdoor room and other areas; that work is commencing tomorrow.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

We have Moved In!!!

I know, I know…it has been a while since my last post.

After 271 days or 9 months from the date the site was cut / scraped, we reached Settlement and received the keys to our house in late-February. The Settlement would have occurred a month earlier if it were not for the 2 weeks of continuous rain in mid-to-late August last year and the 3-week Christmas break that some of the tradespeople had.

Overall, we are happy with the quality of the build. A few teething issues though, some expected, some unexpected and I will do a separate post when we finish settling into our house.

For now, I hope you enjoy the pictures of our house.