Monday, July 14, 2008

The First Pour

The first slab pour occurred this morning before a light sprinkling from the sky. High flyash content cement in the mix but we are hoping to incorporate crushed, recycled concrete in the next two slab pours if a concrete supplier will come to the party. This is being used in Victoria but has not yet caught on in Queensland.

Coloured aggregate has been sprinkled along the entry slab to tie in with the future polished internal and pool terrace slabs.

Blockwork by a small, local manufacturer is taking shape, forming the platform for the river terrace slab and small plunge pool.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Front preparations

The platform for the front of the house has now been made. The "gateway" will become the space for the 25,000L modular underground water storage.

A toilet has been constructed from recycled materials from the old house to replace the portaloo.