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Backyard Progress – Update4

The work in the backyard still continues. As you can see from the photos below the brickwork being created around this area is nearing completion. Unfortunately to progress it further I had to complete some drainage works. That has now been done to enable us to continue the wall around.

Once the wall is finished the surface area will need to be removed a little around the drainage area to enable us to have enough depth left over to put the final top level dressing on this area. It will be some compacted roadbase and stones (as seen in other areas of the backyard). Will build some steps and that will subsequently complete the area.





Core Drill – Best power tool ever

Had a need to use a Core Drill.

Lucky for me someone offered to loan me one they had, and I was most appreciated by the gesture.

It worked perfectly to perform what was required. I really love this power tool. Best power tool ever if you ask me.

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Timber Retaining Wall Completed

Today marked the installation of the last post and section of our Timber Retaining Wall.

It’s not exactly retaining a great deal, it’s just to give us a better presentation on the side of the house and enabled us to plant a hedging plant. Will see how it grows over time.

This is now considered completed. Unfortunately I have moved on to even further pending jobs in backyard.

Will post a completed photo very soon.

Swim Spa – Delivery

Today was the delivery day for the Swim Spa. Was feeling a bit nervous and you’ll understand why when you see the pictures we took of the process.

Everything didn’t go smoothly unfortunately, however, things did work out fine in the end with the process, so I won’t go into detail as it’s of no value.

I was very impressed with Trent from DPW Plant Hire and would be happy to recommend them to anyone.

Let’s roll the photos…..

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Now the next step will be completing the installation process and getting water put in. That’s going to be interesting as this unit takes 7,000 litres I believe.

Backyard Progress – Update1

Backyard landscaping is continuing to happen as time allows. We got some turf so we could at least start to cover the yard.

It’s by no means fun living with a backyard of just dirt, especially when the rain comes.


As you can see in this photo I am roughing out location of the garden edge.

More progress – Despite the rain today

Was able to make some more progress today with the backyard. When I heard weekend might be a wash out again. I thought perhaps I better take today off and attempt to get some work done. Needed to make the yard a bit more dog/puppy proof.

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Productive Long Weekend

This weekend was very productive. I was able to buy material (twice) from Bunnings and started on our retaining wall. Picked up shed on Saturday and was able to start building it today. However I didn’t have time to put all the sides up and bolt it together. As I needed someone else to help me and didn’t have any one around to help.

Got lots more to do, but ran out of time. Will get back to all the work come the next weekend.

Will get a decent photo of the retaining wall I have been building, and update this post.



Shed is on its way

The shed I ordered last month is presently on its way.

Got SMS and email notification today that it is in transit. So I expect to get a phone call from transport depot when it arrives in Prestons, NSW. Will arrange to go collect.

Guess I should be able to get it put together the first available weekend I have (after picking it up).