Category Archives: Preparation

Back of the cottage gone!

A lot has happened in the past week. The rest of the back of the cottage has been demolished, new stumps in, bearers and joists laid and foilboard and yellow tongue flooring started. Yesterday was an RDO for the builders and today was the Melbourne Cup public holiday so no progress yet this week. The accompanying photos barely skim the surface of the amount of activity we had here last week. There is lots of timber in the driveway – plenty for framing up over the next few days.

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Day 4 – More holes and the last wall comes down

Day 4 and the workers dug more holes and removed the last of the bricks from the interior walls. Hooray! A lintel has been installed at the east end. We now have a true sense of the size of the space.

There is no substitute for the right tool

After toiling away with the jackhammer we finally reached a point where we could bring someone in to cut up the concrete. Then it was a matter of removing the ‘giant pavers’. That’s where Ash Bannerman and his Vermeer s600tx rubber track mini loader burst into action.
As my Dad always says – “You just need the right tool for the job!”