This week on stuff I'm talking about the stuff that gets in the way of building - the disagreements, the breakdown in communication, the what were you thinking moments that seem to ALWAYS come with building. I suppose it was inevitable that we would have them at some point - Mr Building Boxes and I have pretty different ideas about many things, including when the colour orange is appropriate. Still, we've had a relatively smooth process with all of that, and Our Man of Hammers - Mike - is still smiling (and chuckles when ever I mention a "discussion" I might have had with Mr Building Boxes over something.)
Which brings me to my point. Many of you have emailed in with questions related to the build. About how we did the office, why we chose a particular building material, how we wrote our consent documents, or even what to do when things go bad with a professional involved in your build. Thanks for asking! I am totally up for answering any questions you send my way (unless you want to know the colour of my underwear, in which case you are really browsing the wrong sites). I do not, however, profess to be an expert. In fact, I'm always keen to hear about things you've done on your build, so if you have a story to share, feel free to post it up on the Building Boxes Facebook page. And if you're shy, you can email it in and I can post it for you. Thanks for visiting - happy #newbuildlove dreams.
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.