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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Work continues next door...

The last time I updated about the building next door, I showed this photo...
Slabs all poured...

Well things certainly moved rather quickly after that...a few days later...

The walls of the little houses are going up...


Houses 2-6 all in a row...


Yet another delivery of bricks...


Ha Ha! he doesn't know I'm watching and photographing from my kitchen window...
I had noticed previously that the bricklayers are all mature men... good on you Brad and Rich for using older tradies!!

 This is the view from the little bedroom near the kitchen that we use as an office...those walls are sure growing!



 Another view from the kitchen window...note how high that wall in the foreground is growing....




The other walls are growing taller by the hour...


Remember that wall just outside my kitchen window...it grew in that last half hour...


And grew!!! And that is my new view...

This is what that wall looks like from the back steps of our side veranda...

Once the walls are built up it's time for the truck which pumps concrete from the cement truck into the wall cavities...

Photo taken from front veranda
 Obviously the first level (bricks) of all the houses is now finished...




A bit of a break for Brad and one worker as the cement pourer sets up at the back of the block...
 Looking through the kitchen window while the 'concrete man' pours into the brick cavities...
The plans show that this wall is part of the garage...and that's the loophole that allows it to be a mere 20 cm from our boundary

 Here he is standing on the wall of house #2...

So as you can see by the photos, last week saw a lot of progress on the site next door... 'stay tuned' for the next update! :-)

7 comments:

Anthea said...

Gosh Maria, you have lost quite a bit of your view now, what a shame. Darn those loopholes that permit walls so very close...

Justjen said...

So sorry you've lost your lovely view Maria. How frustrating that the BCC allows such ridiculous loopholes!

Dorothy said...

Maria, I'd be hopping mad about how they've 'built those places and completely blocked your view. When the roof goes on you probably won't be able to see anything but that wall !! Shame on the council for approving such a building without any thought of the consequences. I feel so sad about this. xoxox

Susan said...

You are going to be quite hemed in now...I think you need to do some serious planting of climbers to cover that new view!!...sad.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Goodness.....that is so close...

duchess_declutter said...

Such a shame you lose your view Maria. I cannot believe the size of those 'houses' - looks like dog kennels to me lol! Hope you can adjust to the changes. cheers Wendy

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Dear Maria.
I have been away a lot and just getting round to going through your posts. Thank you for the building update, I have followed it with interest, and sadness when I see the wall going up so close to your window.
I realise you will lose some light, but I'm wondering how you can improve the look of the wall. There might be some greenery that would cope with the conditions (probably not a lot of sunlight) but that would certainly give you a more cheery outlook. I wonder what other people do confronted with a blank wall. I even thought about a mural, sort of like graffiti, but something to cheer you.
Can any of your readers come up with a suggestion? We have to do something about it!
To start you off, I suggest some type of vine, and if the builder had any heart he would build you a lovely lattice work to support it.