We have signed up for the [Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge](http://www.sustainableillawarra.com.au/The-SuperChallenge.html), and Monday night was the official launch of the programme. The idea is for 120 households across the Illawarra to spend the next 12 months moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Sustainable Illawarra provides participants with information, workshops, guidance and resources (as well as some… Continue reading Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge
More images are available in [the gallery](http://pool-room.com/dacollins/lazy-index.php?file=renovations%202002-2003/).
The brickwork out the back of the house is now finished, and looks pretty good. Work is now starting on the stuff inside the back room.
Roof Removed, Drought Breaks!
Of course, as soon as we started removing the roof from the existing house to tie in the new section, the months-long drought broke and it poured with rain. Luckily John the builder had a huge tarp to cover it with. At least it’s good news for the farmers! The steel frame for the front… Continue reading Roof Removed, Drought Breaks!
The Walls Go Up
A little more progress has been made, with most of the walls erected for the back section of the house. Now we’re starting to get a good idea of how big the rooms will be.
The wall frames for the fourth bedroom are installed. Now we’re really getting a feel for what the new house will be like!
The Floor Goes Down
The bearers and joists went in out the back today, and the flooring was laid on top. ï¿½–
The back yard is starting to look more like part of a house now, with the brickwork coming up out of the ground. It’s interesting being able to get more of a feel for how much room we’re going to have when all this is finished.
I’ve added a couple of interesting links to the Down syndrome links page. One is a report into inclusion in NSW schools, and the other is the transcript of an SBS show about inclusion in mainstream schools. The concretors poured the footings for the back room today, and the builders removed the brick from most… Continue reading Footings Poured
Our renovations officially started today! The excavators came and levelled the backyard, and began digging the footings. It’s weird to see the backyard demolished, but it’s great to have things finally under way.