Gorgeous Green House

The Renovation Journey of a 1940’s ‘Traditional’ to 2015 ‘Contemporary, Green & Gorgeous’

Demolition: the images say it all!

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nearly gone

The old house is nearly gone!  Although the footprint for the new Gorgeous Green House is the same as the old,  not much of the original structure is strong enough to remain – one doesn’t argue with the engineer!  Thank goodness the rubble is going to fill in the cavity. Carting that to land fill would be green guilt inducing.  So here is the photo gallery:

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The green aspects of the process in terms of the recycling and re-using of elements of the house were covered in the post of 15 May 2013 so I won’t bore with repetition.

Demolition isn’t very comfortable but it does mean that  things are happening and it all feels very real.

We’ve also been so uplifted by the measures of care the building team are taking to protect plants in the garden and are so appreciate the opportunity that they were screened off until they could be moved.  Thanks Prith!

fencing off plants that need to be moved

fencing off plants that need to be moved

Prith our foreman on site

Prith our foreman on site

Not being the type of people to miss an opportunity to celebrate, it was wonderful to share this milestone with special friends over the weekend.  Thanks guys.  Can’t wait to be sipping the champagne in comfort on the new (re-cycled plastic) deck come May next year.

 Standing in the 'lounge'


Standing in the ‘lounge’

A good reason to sip the bubbly stuff

A good reason to sip the bubbly stuff

Bonus pic.  Pycnostachys reticulata currently in flower

Bonus pic. Pycnostachys reticulata currently in flower

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6 thoughts on “Demolition: the images say it all!

  1. We are so excited for you – it is going to be amazing, both the journey and the results!!

  2. So exciting – at last some action, all the sweeter for having had to wait so long!

  3. I love watching a dream come true! Thanks for including me – I think you’re absolutely brilliant….will break out the champers a tad later….it’s 6am here in deepest, darkest Rockwood, On. Love and hugs all round Sandee

  4. Very cool guys! I’m excited for you both, Wish we were there for the bubbly!!!

  5. Cannot wait to see this project progress. So exciting.

  6. So proud of you mom. Wish i could be there to watch it all happening, i feel like i’m missing out on so much. One and a half weeks and i’ll be home though.

    love and miss you xx

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