Sunday, 29 November 2009

BIG Awards at the Gymnastics Competition

Hi Everyone,

This afternoon, Kalinda and Kevan went to their Gymnastics Competition.

Kalinda received a Participation Medallion:

AND Kevan got:
- Team Trophy for Third Place Overall, and
- The Team's Most Improved Gymnast

Well done, kids!!!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Well the concreting is now finally finished its looking great and all it needs now is a clean, sealer and the wall and then the decorating can start :)

Here is some eye candy for you all

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The concreting work continues...

The concretors are now working their way across the back of the house and pool. Probably be done by the end of the week (hopefully).
Here are some progress photos:

Saturday, 21 November 2009

The concreted areas after cleaning...

Today I pressure-cleaned the pool area to get rid of the excess ochre and concrete chunks. The colour is a bit patchy but this goes away when it get sealed, which will probably be within the next 2 weeks.

Friday, 20 November 2009

More Stencil Concreting Photos - Good Progress...

The backyard stencilling is about 70% complete. They just need to do across the back of the house and the pool (about 30 x 2 metres).

BELOW: The latest slab (darker one):

BELOW: Most of the pool surround now concreted:

BELOW: The fresh slab the other side of the pool:

BELOW: Looking back towards the house:

BELOW: The Pool & Al Fresco area:

Thursday, 19 November 2009

The Backyard Concreting Continues...

The stencil concreting continued today, the weather has been good to us thus progress is great.

Here are some progress photos:

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Day one of concreting out back :)

Hi all,

Well day one of the laying of the first block of concrete went really well. I can's believe it makes such a difference already :).

Here are some pics.

and below will be the next couple of days work.

this is how far it will come up to the sliding doors to the alfresco triple slider.

Here our plan is to have New zealnd flax in a bed of white pebbles here:

this is what they look like :)

We cant wait to have a place to sit and enjoy while the kids are in the pool :)

More pics tomorrow

Taz and John

Monday, 16 November 2009

Retaining Wall Progress and Pool Concrete Preparation...

Hi everyone,
Here are some updated photos of hardscaping progress.

An updated pic of the front facade (taken at an angle so I could fit it in):

BELOW: The Al Fresco area (ready for concrete):

BELOW: Concrete preparations for the outdoor kitchen:

BELOW: Concrete prep around pool (note reinforcement bars in side of pool):

BELOW: More concrete preparation:

BELOW: Updated retaining wall pic with caps now on wall:

BELOW: Retaining wall alongside the driveway:

BELOW: Retaining wall behind garages:

BELOW: Retaining wall at front of house: