Monday, 20 May 2013

Shutters installed + rear turf going in today

Last Friday was our window covering installation day, all courtesy of Ark Finishing Touches.

They've been fantastic, and are by far the cheapest and best quality in our area. Here's their site.

Retaining walls are all but finished. We are 9 blocks short, as we went higher at the front than quoted, so the line along the RHS isn't complete next to the house - but out of sight out of mind for the time-being.

The LHS retaining wall work continues, and river pebbles will be installed on both sides of the house once this is done.

Soil leveling being done in rear yard at the time of this update, and rear turf will be installed later today.

Tomorrow the LHS retaining wall be completed, and pebbles laid, and on Wednesday the front yard turf will be laid.

We did some in-ceiling speaker installs in the alfresco over the weekend. Messy dusty work, but they look good. We haven't powered them up yet - more to install.

Installed another 3 packets of weep-guards. This house just sucks them up, and at $1.50 a piece, I'm not sure I'll complete the job - all the lower weep-guards are covered over though. Just the ones at the 1st floor not done.

We got the landscapers to install the clothes line post in the rear yard, plug a hole in the pool retaining wall that the dog was escaping via, and complete the outside shower. All amazing work!

Here's the shower, sans grout -

Here's the rear garden bed, capped off -

 LHS retaining wall area now being excavated -

 Shutters installed in media room at front, front bedroom, and rear main bedroom. Everywhere else got colour-matched blinds. Photos to follow of that once we tidy up a bit -

 Exterior shots, with shutters -

Rear retaining wall filled with soil, and they've managed to fill to that drain, which is great! -

 Clothes line post insert installed, and a photo of the letterbox to be installed -

Early this morning we had the guys turn up with a delivery of Sapphire grass and more ingredients - love it -

Here's a midday update -

Here's the backyard, half done, and the alfresco steps -

Here's a representative photo of the ceiling speakers we've installed in the alfresco over the weekend -

1 comment:

  1. Jo, did watch my video tip about my cheap alternative idea for weep holes?


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