So, we are not even two weeks in and the reno is chugging along very nicely. Let me share the good bits. The post hole digger arrived and by the end of day nine we had a lot of these
Then the next day, all the new deck footings were concreted in.
And then, the following day we appear to have a full set of bearers marking out the new laundry,
the future closed in granny flat rooms,
and the extra bit of lounge room before the deck starts.
Pretty impressive progress for three days work we thought. So that pretty much covers the good. The bad and the potentially expensive are pretty much the same thing and involve an discrepancy between the floor heights of Betsy the original house and the tacked on granny flat done about 15- 20 years ago. Let me provide a visual.
While it is probably not as bad as it looks, the left hand side is the bearer for the granny flat floor and the right hand side is the floor level for the rest of Betsy. It appears that when the granny flat was built no one had intended for the two structures to be joined in the future and now we have the little problem of about four centimetres to deal with. Not enough for a proper step and just enough to be a trip hazard. We have been left pondering where exactly to place this
Just imagine a lovely set of recycled french doors where that wall is and a view down to the doorway into my new sewing room. See, that four centimetre trip hazard has just flown right out of your mind, right?