Sunday, December 28, 2008

We're in... Landscaping underway!!!

Well here's a long overdue update! We received the keys to the house on Nov 13th '08, the same day our little Olivia decided to arrive into this world! 10 days early!! right on time for moving in!!!! Well we still got in as soon as we were out of hospital!

Lots has happened since then, lots of my items that were separate from the Darnley build have been completed. 3 split systems installed downstairs, I've color sealed the garage, painted the side fence at the front, but it's mainly the landscaping that's been the major works. lots of retaining walls, fill, leveling etc has happened.

Here's some pics of the progress so far!

The new outdoor setting

Construction of lower play area completed.

Created full length steps into play area rather than more retainers. These will be filled with crushed rock, and eventually could be paved.

Corten Black porcelain tile completed as entry feature. Also used surplus tiles to tile the base to entry.

Close up of Corten Black

4.7m Crossover constructed.

Driveway and entry path boxed and prepared for aggregate in mid Jan.

Constructed screen out of black bamboo.

24 meter long retaining wall and gate completed. Besa block center section tiled with Corten Black and rendered top to suit house render. Rest is oiled redgum, merbau & Cyprus uprights.