Digging up the back yard

Walking around the house at the end of this week, it didn’t look as if much had changed. But that was because most of the change happened underground.

The digger makes light work of installing a ditch for the external pipework.

The digger makes light work of installing a ditch for the external pipework.

This week belonged to the plumber. He was there with his assistant early in the week fitting off some of the internal tap ware. The hand-basins in the en suite were installed as well as the toilets in the powder room and family bathroom.

The family bathroom is nearly finished.

The family bathroom is nearly finished.

I realised early in the week that I had neglected to purchase a mixer tap for the laundry. Our original plan had been to reuse the existing kitchen sink mixer as there was nothing wrong with it, however we decided to use this in the laundry instead, purchasing a new tap for the kitchen. As the plumber said, you look at your kitchen every day, it’s on show, but the laundry is rarely seen by anyone outside the home.

The family bathroom is also coming along nicely, it has a lovely peaceful ambiance and I wanted to make sure the bath experience continued with the feeling of luxury. I had originally purchased a standard square spout however, after looking at various bathrooms on Pinterest, decided that a waterfall style would create a classier look.

 

By Friday afternoon all the pipework was hidden with trenches filled.

By Friday afternoon all the pipework was hidden with trenches filled.

After a few quiet days, where the painter quietly went about his work, the plumber returned on Friday with a digger to lay the sewer pipe and the storm water pipes. I had a lovely green lawn in the backyard up until that point. It was a bit of an effort to locate the connection pipe for the sewerage, somewhere at the rear of the block. The hand-drawn plans we had for the location of the pipes dated from the 1970’s when the area probably had the sewerage line installed and we were unsure as to how accurate they were. Thankfully we had a mechanical digger and the pipe was in the correct location, however it was so far down that at first they thought they must have missed it and started widening the search, more lawn disturbed. Oh well, I am sure the grass will return again with all the rain we have been having lately.

It looks like the painter and plumber will be finished over the next week, followed closely by the electrician. Looking good for completion just after Easter

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2 thoughts on “Digging up the back yard

  • March 30, 2015 at 12:49 pm
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    Wow, what a beautiful bathtub!!! I dream of having one like that someday. It must have been tough to see the grass ripped up- it will regrow! 🙂

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    • March 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm
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      It is a lovely bath Amanda, I look forward to having a soak in it, probably after cleaning up the garden 🙂

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