Given that my wife has done every single post on this blog so far, I thought it was about time that I chipped in with a few comments and pics.
I've been fortunate that during the time that I'm on paternity leave, there has been plenty of action on the site and I can go down each evening and see what's been done.
Today I was stoked to see that our Bricks have now arrived, which means that Stage 3 - Lockup, is soon to commence.
(nice self-portait shadow too, we can tell who the dud photographer is!)
The bricks are called 'Ironstone' and they are by Selkirk.
We almost went for the 'Hawthorn' by Austral, but in the end thought it was a bit too popular. The bricks look like a nice batch, with a good range of tones across the browns and reds. This pic shows the variance in texture between the individual bricks. I think we've done well as it is a very tough choice. Our mortar is off-white and with a raked finish, again probably because a flush finish is so popular these days.
The other thing that arrived today was some of our Colorbond Roof, which is going to be in a colour called 'Monument' which is an 'almost black' blue. The roofies have already started to put up the framing for the Colorbond. I just hope they remember to put the 'sarking' (basically additional insulation) up before they put the roof on, as we paid a fair bit more for it!
(Framing for Colorbond Roof)