One neighbour's house is safely supported by a new retaining wall, soon to be faced with local bluestone. Recycled concrete aggregate has been used for backfill to the wall and for the substrate to the next, lower concrete slab. A mass concrete and bluestone wall to the east will ensure the timber house continues to stand.
Monday, July 14, 2008
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
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.