Sunny Days = Happy Days (when it comes to concreting)
I heard the other day that last month was Brisbane's wettest July in forty years! Is this the Year of the Snake doing it's thing? Consequently, progress at the West End Cottage has been off to a very slow start.
The concreters spent most of this week boxing up the suspended slab and the 2.5m wide stairs which will lead down to the back garden. And now that the concrete has been poured, this completes the major structural component of our new terrace. Eventually the floor and stairs will be lined with face brick.
|Formwork being constructed for the suspended slab and stairs which will form the new terrace/outdoor room|
|Model of the rear elevation|
I forgot to mention earlier that a lot of interesting things were uncovered during the excavation of the footings, namely metal objects including horseshoes. I've since discovered that there was once a foundry located over the back fence where a brick and tile house has since been built. It is looking more like a glass recycling plant these days:
|The life of Uni Students!|