Sustainable House Day Perth 2015

Sustainable House Day Perth

Sustainable House Day Perth 2015 isn’t too far around the corner. This year it’s on 13th September 2015 – a bit more convenient than last year’s father’s day clash. This year, I’m determined to be part of the Solar Dwellings bus tour, and have already RSVP’d – go me! This …

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Plaster and Ceilings

What seems to have been an interminable wait has morphed into a gloriously bright structure that’s looking more and more like a house. Because in the last 2 weeks we’ve had plaster and ceilings put up! I’m now getting my excitement back, as lockup is within sniffing distance. They started on …

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Grey Float

Grey Float - Eco Home Style

I have to admit that I’m finding these past few days tough going, waiting for the grey float to be done so we can get to the beautiful white plaster! Meanwhile, I’ve ordered our pendants and the kitchen ones have arrived! Shout out to Zest Lighting who was fastest with …

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Pipes and Tubes

Eco Home Style

I got all excited this morning because I heard the internal plastering was going to start, and in my mind I had some cool “before and after” photos to show you. But that didn’t quite happen, so all I’ve got are the “before” photos. But nevertheless! I still find them …

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Choosing a Marble Slab

Choosing a marble slab - Variations - Eco Home Style

Friday was a fun and interesting day – we got to inspect our marble slab. Two of them, in fact – one for the kitchen and one for the ensuite and bar. Our stone is being supplied by Bravvo Stone, so that’s where we ended up. I learned a few things that …

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Electrical Tubing Site Meeting

Electrical tubing - how not to screw up your on site meeting!

Last week we had our electrical tubing site meeting with our site supervisor and electrician to go over the locations of the power points, light switches, and data points. It took about an hour (we dawdled) and went pretty well. But I made a huge boo-boo in being way underprepared. …

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Our Colorbond Moment

In my last post, we started to get a glimpse of the finished roof, with some eaves and fascia being installed. A lot has happened since then, and I apologise for not blogging sooner. My only excuse is being a bit overwhelmed at just how much work was getting done. …

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Shiver me timbers!

(Sorry about the title, surely you were expecting that at some point?) Every time I thought the roof carpenters had finished, they’d return the next day and add yet more timbers to the roof. I’m a little bit surprised at how much timber there actually is up there. But they …

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Let There Be Lights!

Selection of lights

A while ago I posted about my dream light fittings. Now it’s time for me to make some hard decisions. I’m in a bit of a quandry because the style that I’m really after has become less trendy than it was a year or two ago, so I’m having to refine …

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