Sunday, June 28, 2009


Here is a lesson to others choosing paint colours. Dulux 'buff' and Dulux 'buff it' are 2 totally different colours. We now know this. I suspect 'buff' is an old colour as it doesn't come up on the dulux web site search as a current colour - in-fact it directs you to 'buff it' which is the colour we wanted. Despite this the painter managed to find the wrong one.
For the record the colour in the photo is Dulux 'buff' and we hate it.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


This week the weatherboards have been going up and are nearly finished apart from being sealed and painted.
Rita quite likes the unpainted colour of the cement sheet boards. The final colour will be dulux buff which is not too dissimilar. (see above)
Also on Friday they started on the infill for the gable up top which was one of our additions to the facade. (it matches quite a number of houses in our area)
Happy Birthday to Ben (the 'Small Geelong Supporter' for those who have been following from the first couple of posts). He turned nine.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Look beyond all the scaffolding and fence and you can see the house taking shape.

The last couple of weeks have been cold and wet and it would have been nice to have things closed up.

Recent progress has been the sofit under the eaves on the upper roof and now the weatherboards have started on the north wall.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


The last of the brick work has been completed on the weekend and this week should see the roofing blokes move in.

Each trade manages to add to the mess which now covers the site.

This week I've shown a photo from the rear of the house looking towards the family/dining/kitchen and of course the 'alfresco' area which will be half under-cover and half open air.

You can see the fascias have gone up and some of the colourbond roof was delivered.

The 3m offset from the northern boundary is allowing the late afternoon may/june sun into all the rooms down that side of the house. Come summer we plan to install some shade sails to keep the sun off the wall.