Raise the roof....in progress


The day has come....we have a roof over our heads.....depending on where you stand in the house, because its not quite finished...but it doesn't matter because we have a roof.


We had a surprise early visit from the Waimak council on Tuesday (we were booked in for inspection on Wednesday morning) and apart from a few site instructions we were deemed 'good to go!' Woohoo! I think it's because of our lack of house building experience but we get so freaked out over inspections, we burn the candle at both ends and work day and night to try and get things perfect and usually we hear the same thing 'it's a damn sight better than the last house I was at" or something along those lines.


I have to say, I am so incredibly proud of Guy, that man just gets stuff done! We barely saw each other last week because he was working so hard out there after work, but it was worth it. He has done so amazingly well. I'm a lucky girl.


The roofers who are from Residential Roofing in Christchurch are fantastic....I was a little concerned at how many cans of Monster energy drink two of them were consuming (what the heck is in that stuff, their poor bodies!) The main man on site is Rahiri, Ra for short. He is such a great guy and we were so impressed with his work ethic, just awesome. I made sure to pick up some pizza's and bevy's for them throughout the day, a mini roof shout.


Ready, set, go!
Loved seeing those eaves covered with roof!
Looking toward our master bedroom, and the big sliding window on the west side of the living room. It's my favourite spot in the house so far. At the end of the day it is the best place to sit. We're going to build a nice big window seat/daybed along there.
Baby got back.....of the house.
The west wall of our master bedroom, notice our nice tall windows that will be either side of the bed. You can get a glimpse of the hallway floor to ceiling window and the French doors of the spare bedroom that Guy will use as an office.
Guest bedroom on the left, scullery then kitchen. I love the kitchen sliding window that is going to sit right on top of the bench. We are going to create a small kitchen garden below that window with maybe some hanging herbs


For those of you who have read the previous post about my roof decision anxiety, I'm happy to report, we absolutely love it!!!! Woohoo!

I'm looking forward to a real roof shout once it's all done!! We owe quite a few fantastic neighbours a drink or two!!!



  1. Oooh, I love the look of where you are building! Such wide open spaces. I bet it is beautiful!
    You are very lucky x

    1. Thanks Krista, it is 2.5 acres....not massive by any means but a perfect size for us! x

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