Building, Renovation, Property & DIY


Building & Renovation Consultant | Blogger | Property Mama

Hi, I’m Tash, property obsessed lover of all things Hamptons style.  Here you’ll find the details of my latest project – transforming a tiny 60’s house into my beautiful forever home.   I’m sharing this journey in all it’s messy glory, as well as providing tips and tricks of the trade, DIY projects and other real estate inspiration.


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Our Renovation Update #6 – Windows, Walls and Worries

There was action aplenty onsite this week, gotta get it done while the sun's shining for once! Bright and early the windows reappeared and the hebel panels were delivered.   Straight away the windows were then installed! Installation also began on the hebel...

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The Power of Hebel PowerPanel

The exterior walls of the house going up this week has prompted several people to ask what material we've used and why. It's a CSR Hebel product called PowerPanel, which are aerated concrete slabs reinforced with steel mesh. Being a masonry product it provides a...

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Our Renovation Update #5 – Roof Framing

Roof framing continued this week.  Also the wall sarking was wrapped around the walls ready for the Hebel PowerPanel.    The verandah starting to take shape.   Excitement ensued on Wednesday when Trend delivered the windows.  They arrived just before I left...

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Our Renovation Update #4 – Timber Framing

Time for timber framing - woohoo! The guys from Smith General Building got cracking on the wall frames.  It doesn't seem to take long at all, gotta love the nail gun! It freaked me out how tall it looked.  With the height of the concrete floor and then 3m high frame...

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Our Renovation Update #3 – Concrete Slab Down

As expected Monday was a write off weather-wise - Adelaide was hit with a bad storm with high winds and heavy rain.  I thought there was no chance of any concrete slab Tuesday either, but alas at 7am the concreters arrived and at 7.30am this little baby arrived... The...

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The Waiting is Nearly Over

The slab going down this week became a very emotional time for myself and Mr Reno. We've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting, for this time for what feels like an eternity. And I'm not talking just about the time it's taken to get these plans ready, council...

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  • BTS of yesterdays photo shoot  I had to grab
  • The indoor outdoor flow is a fave feature  bring
  • Think the bar fridges have been the busiest appliance these
  • Weekend Project  picked up this gorgeous peacock bed head