Thursday, May 23, 2013

All hands on deck- Reno day 16


So this week, all of a sudden, Betsy grew a whole new deck. It has no bizarre cut out sections, is not painted a dirty blue colour and frankly, is awesome.

This week has been one of those ones where every day something huge happens. On Monday there were bearers, joists and posts.



On Tuesday, most of the boards had been cut to size in preparation for the nailing in.





And yesterday they probably would have finished except that our builder wasn't happy with the quality of some of the boards that had arrived and sent them back, so  now we are waiting for more to arrive. We have chosen spotted gum for our deck and from what we have seen, it looks beautiful.




So, there is not much expected to happen until next week when the big steel beam goes in to support the bifold doors and the framing starts. The post in the centre of the picture above is the old corner of the house, the two steel beams are in and show the span of the bifold doors that are going in next. This week we have had to confirm all the doors and windows and of course for us that meant a few minor changes but now they are locked in.



And this is the gobsmacking view from the back yard. Those posts are pretty close to showing where the new gabled roof will sit. I am slightly in awe  of it all. I just need to get used to not being able to see that huge expanse of sky but how brilliant will it be to have a deck that is actually functional, with a view up into the canopy of our huge poinciana tree.

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  1. Nice. So good to feel a sense of achievement, methinks. Our deck is enormous and we live on it, summer and winter. Enjoy!

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    1. Yes, we can't wait to be living on ours year round. Previously with no roof and rotting floors it was too hot in summer, too wet in rainy season and generally a safety hazard! mel x

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  2. This is so exciting Mel! It's all happening really fast and is looking fabulous already. Love Spotted Gum! Mel x

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  3. Hello from one bungalow to another, your deck looks just amazing, the spotted gum is stunning. I would love a veranda and a deck but I'm not sure where to put it (or if we'd have enought sun to warrant having it). I am loving looking at your story of the renovation, you are doing loads, I cannot wait to see the end result. Happy renovating, Katie xx
    p.s. can I follow you by email?

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    1. Yep, you can follow with Bloglovin. mel x

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  4. Wow! Looks amazing! It's great when something big happens all of a sudden! Loving the Spotted Gum!

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  5. All that in a week- just amazing.
    The decking material looks beautiful.
    x

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  6. Gosh so fast. The joy of building out wood hey.

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  7. Look great Mel (I am getting jealous!) Hopefully the rain will hold off so you can get the rest done without further delays. We are signing the contract with the builder tonight. xx

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    1. Oooh that is super exciting for you. Cannot wait to see you get started too. mel x

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  8. Wow...so much progress...and it looks great...you must be thrilled!

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  9. It's going to be sensational! I am loving your reno posts, it's fun to see the process as much as the finished project. x

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  10. Wow, it's going to look fantastic!

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  11. I can't wait to see your new kitchen.....what a fun project to watch! Heidi

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  12. I just finished building an apartment behind my house, so I'll follow your progress to see how your kitchen turns out. We folks who have gone through the trials of living in the middle of a construction site need to stick together. :)

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  13. Wow! Looking incredible Mel. There is nothing like a proper wooden deck. I know I've said it before but I do love your house - it has so much character.

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