Nick MacKechnie
#8 wire kinda guy.....

The New Adventure – Update 04 #EQC #CHCH

Thursday, 4 August 2011 21:36 by Nick MacKechnie

Hi All,

It’s been eleven weeks since the restoration of my place started, I’m on the home stretch! I’ve just returned from the US for work and a heap has happened including a heavy snow in Christchurch.

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Gib stopping is completed - new internal doors/frames, skirtings and doors are done and the second coat of paint inside is completed.

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The driveway has been pulled up, compacted and ready for the new driveway to be laid. Trenches dug, conduit and cables have been pulled between the house and the garage for networking and power.

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The roof has been fixed (tiles moved and cracked plaster etc.) and it is now ready for painting.


The ring foundation has been plastered and the main stairs have been boxed and concrete poured.


Both front and rear decks are completed and work has begun on the painting of the exterior of the house.


So the next few weeks should see the house fully painted inside and out, new door handles and locks installed, new kitchen, bathroom, laundry and toilets areas installed, flooring installed, power/Cat6/Satellite/UHF cabling terminated, garage office gib stopped and painted, drainage ‘stuff’ and reconnection of power to the house done, and the driveway/paths re-poured. (I’m sure my simplistic view is … simplistic.. )

None the less, great progress and the end is in sight!

Previous Posts

The New Adventure – Update 03 #EQC #CHCH

The New Adventure – Update 02 #EQC #CHCH

The New Adventure – Update 01

Fight or flight – Christchurch #eqnz

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