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New extensions getting used

The new front deck is proving popular, as the photo shows – my brother Peter and Chino enjoying the early morning sun. It’s been great having Peter and his wife Doris here. We’re enjoying their company and also enjoying a few … Continue reading

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A new hole to investigate

Today, when installing our rangehood, Bruce cut a hole through to the outside wall for the exhaust flue. Chino was most interested – he’s loved the building process, but all his interesting nooks and crannies have been covered over for … Continue reading

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We’re in!

It’s over a year since I started roughing out extensions to our house on my iPad, and exactly a year since our architect son-in-law Paulo Costa was out from London and we discussed his preliminary sketches with our builder, Bruce … Continue reading

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Disaster and triumph

We’ve a disaster and a triumph in the fortnight since my last report on the Martinborough build. We knew things were going to slow down building-wise, because Bruce had a date with the surgeon’s knife in Masterton Hospital to have … Continue reading

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Plastering

Plastering started yesterday, by George Love and Marten Winterburn, professional plasterers from Upper Hutt. The job would have been done by our builder, Bruce Henderson, but unfortunately he’s been called up to have a gallstones operation tomorrow. This will see … Continue reading

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Things happening fast now

We had the big switchover today and ended up with the plumbing, including hot water, switched over to the new system. Appliances and electric power points were installed and Liz cooked our first meal in the new kitchen. Still to … Continue reading

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Floor covered

Our vinyl floor covering was laid this week by Ian Oldcorn and Martin Wilton from Flair Flooring, Carterton. Looks pretty snazzy, I must say. Paulo, my purist architect son-in-law, might not agree. He turns up his nose at vinyl masquerading … Continue reading

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