Our Renovation Update #14 – It’s Finished!!!

Our Renovation Update #14 – It’s Finished!!!

Kitchen Stone Day!  The gorgeous slabs of Caesarstone Statuario Maximus arrived and were installed on the kitchen benches and splashback. And it looks aaamazing…   The cabinet doors arrived a few days later but still waiting on handles (I think...
Our Renovation Update #10 – Full steam ahead

Our Renovation Update #10 – Full steam ahead

After we moved out and the back wall came down it was all systems go in the front half of the house. 7 tonne of fill was wheelbarrowed in and compacted to fill the big hole left by the ripped up floors. The plumbers came the next day to install the underfloor for the...
Our Renovation Update #9 – Demo Time (again)

Our Renovation Update #9 – Demo Time (again)

It’s been getting close to the awkward part of the reno – the back wall getting removed and the existing house reconfigured internally. Mr B and I discussed where we would live during that time.  In theory it’s all well and good to just live in the...
The Power of Hebel PowerPanel

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...

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...