As we approach Christmas and the joy of family coming to stay for the very first time, we are in the midst of the final organising of big trucks. It has been a tad stressful as the weather has delayed things over and over again. Essentially we are awaiting concrete around the outside of the house, and this needs to be done before we can get our furniture in. Waiting, waiting waiting!
We are surrounded by a finished building site, you know, sand and more sand. We ummed and ahhed during construction as to what to surround the house with. Timber decking? - no, too expensive and too much maintenance, we want low maintenance. Paving? - memories of weeds and ants from our house in Perth has put us off, again, too much maintenance. We decided on concrete, specifically coloured concrete. Once it's done and sealed, the maintenance is minimal. After some contemplation we decided on a colour called 'Mocha', a warm brown in keeping with the nature colours we have used around our house already.
Finally the concreter rang to say he'd be coming to start our job. First the formwork. I like curves and luckily curves were no problem!