Saturday, October 30, 2010


I am happy to report that the bricklayers have finished!

Jason swung by the site yesterday morning and spoke to our fabulous bricklayer Pete and he said his guys would be done by the end of the day - they just need to come back later and do the steps apparently.

So it looks like all going well we should have some gutter and fascia on Monday, oh happy day! If the weather holds out according to our SS we should have a tiled roof by the end of the week - that will make me a very happy camper.

Pete mentioned to Jason that he is very impressed with our new SS, said he is super organised and really on top of things which is great to hear.

I will leave you with a few pics taken yesterday morning, and hope to report back on Monday night with more progress.

Have a great weekend and happy building to all my bloggy friends who are on this crazy ride with us!


  1. YAY great news for you! How long did the bricking take in the end? We're 2 weeks into it and the process seems so slow after watching the frame go up in a week!

    ps. yep, we're a 'knock down and rebuild' job too!

  2. Hi Rachael,
    Our bricks took 4 weeks but one of those weeks the site was deserted while they waited on more bricks, so it would have been 3 if not for that!

    Has your SS given you an estimated timeframe for the brickwork?

  3. The guttering and fascia is done and apparently the roof is going on tomorrow or friday then they'll complete the bricks after that. Interesting how all builders do it a little differently!

  4. It is isn't it? And in different states they seem to differ too - never can guess what will come next!

    Funny - our gutter & fascia is going on today and our roof tomorrow and Friday!