It felt like it took forever. It wasn't forever, but it wasn't exactly as planned. Another delay. What a surprise. I should be used to it. But I'm not. And every morning I looked out the window, hoping...now?
We have a stairwell running top to bottom of our box. Every time it rained, downstairs filled up with water, much like a swimming pool. Moreover the frames were sitting with their bellies out in The Weather too and while they're up to it, getting them wet just means we have to get them dry again. We wanted that roof on. But of course it rained. And rained. And then hailed with massive thunder storms. And it rained some more, with some swift norwesterlies. Not exactly roofing weather. And then, like it does in Auckland, The Weather completely changed and our glorious Black Dimond Roof practically danced it's way up thanks to our nimble footed roofers. That's the best part about the Dimond roofing products. Once The Weather is willing, the stuff goes up super easily, and super quick. And once up, it stays up, a long time and with super low maintenance. Something Mr Building Boxes is very pleased about. So, yep, on stuff this week, I'm talking roofing. A lot.
I mentioned the testing process out at Muriwai for our Colorcote steel, which is then roll formed by Dimond into the shiny new Veedek you see above. What I didn't say was that apart from trying to lead the world in greener technologies, these guys are getting passionate about our little slice of the planet, getting behind a documentary up at Mount Bruce. The little Building Boxes are very chuffed about that. Fox likes birds. Of course he does with a name like that, right?
A family of four: writer, scientist, lego engineer and destruction specialist. Our previous home is featured in New Zealand Interior Style and this new project promises to provide plenty of great, green, smart and maybe madcap solutions to new building in New Zealand.