Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day Off - Snow Day

The last few weekends we have been doing some work up on site.  However today is a day off because  of the snow.  Kylie hadn't seen snow on the land before so we went for a drive.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Good Weather

The last few days have been great weather and so more progress has been made with bales and render.

Managed to finish the first coat of render on the lower part of Kylie's studio.  Getting much faster at putting the render on and the finish is also improving.

And because there have been complaints that there aren't enough action shots (haven't been able to get Lily to take photos) here is a photo of me whipper snippering the wall  when Kylie was out helping on the weekend.

Today I continued the bales along the front of the house.  Needed to steal the plastic that was protecting the bathroom to protect the new work.  So here is the bathroom wall with it two coats of render.  The final coat will go on after the window is fitted.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sunspace Glazing Complete

This week saw the glazers back to finish the sun space off.  Really happy with how it came up.

Now there is just some painting for Kylie to do on the inside.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Second Coat of Render

The weather here was beautiful today so I took the opportunity to put a second coat of render on the bathroom and laundry walls.  Managed to get out some of the imperfections of the straw and first coat of render.  Still some improvement to be achieved but it is starting to look the part.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

More Rendering

Kylie came out yesterday and helped with some rendering.  Another wall and a bit done.  Slowly getting the straw walls up and getting the first coat of the render on.

Sunspace Glazing

Despite the wet weather the glaziers turned up last Thursday and installed the glass for the sunspace.  All the glass is in and some of the sealing is done.  They should return next week and install the flashings and finish sealing everything.  Really happy with the look of the space.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More Straw Walls

It's been a while since I have posted something, and we're copping a bit of grief for it so here it is.

Progress has been made but it is a little slow given the cold weather.  We've been working on straw walls and getting some render on.  The electrician has also been back and permanently mounted the switchboard and installed a sub-board.

The straw walls for the bathroom, laundry and pantry are completely finished and rendered on the outside (some of the inside has render as well).  Below is a photo of the outside of the pantry and laundry, and yes it is very uneven and scratched up, it is the first coat after all.

We've started around the corner form these walls, which is Kylie's studio. I've made a fair amount of progress with it, but the bad weather and the need to try to maintain a complete plastic cover of the non-rendered bales has slowed things down a lot.  We're hoping for some good weather this weekend so we can get some render on the outside of this section, that might mean I don't have to spend all my time fixing the plastic back up when the wild weather rips it off again.

Above is the inside corner of Kylie's studio. This has come up a lot better than the previous walls, I'm really starting to get the hang of it now.