Josh Bray

Blog #32.

It has been surreal. To finally be living in what had been a figure of our imagination for so long. I will preface this blog with the acknowledgement that we may be looking through rose colour glasses, and that our taste and style will not appeal to everyone. That is the beauty of building a …

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Blog #31:

We are in! 3 weeks since my last blog and completion perhaps a week or 2 later than I had predicted. I was naive however, after we witnessed the volume of work completed in that space of time. We are therefore grateful for the efforts of our builders and trades to get it done as …

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Blog #30:

So close, yet so far. That is the sentiment as the finishing yearn for the elusive completion date. The house is largely built but there still a long list of outstanding items. Steady progress over the fortnight, however finishing off takes a lot of co-ordination and is not something that can be rushed. The task …

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Blog #29:

More paint, more lawn, a septic tank, a portico ceiling, some stone and wood, 2 down pipes, and a partridge in a pear tree. Sorry no partridges and no ornamental pear trees (yet), but we do have a commissioned garage door! Paint was the big player over the fortnight, and Andre Brown has finished our …

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Blog #28:

Been living in a blogger’s paradise the last 2 weeks, no shortage of content. After the COVID slowdown of the previous fortnight, we have gathered real momentum as we roll towards completion. The builders have run out of things to do, so have been working elsewhere this week. Our project has been their priority and …

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Blog #27:

Far from plain sailing this fortnight. An unprecedented COVID shut down slowed our progress, however the limited time available was used efficiently and we have edged closer. Shortly after I left you last time, Dale (our cabinet maker) installed our drop zone bench seat. This is the same design as our vanities and day bed …

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Blog #25:

After a short break we are back into it at Wilson Court. Our attention has turned to the inside and the tradies have had a productive 2 weeks. The builders, or builder for the first week, have mainly been working on the bathrooms. They have waterproofed the floor and walls, installed the screeds for the …

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