Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

After 35+ years of marriage, two wonderful sons, living and working in Australia, Sweden, UK and USA we are now 'just the two of us' plus a very spoilt Shitzu.

Following five years at The Sandhurst Club it is time to downsize. Our criteria - build a new home in a development within ten minutes of John's Sandhurst Golf Club, access to Monash and Eastlink Freeways, all new infrastructure and proposed services, recycled water and no Management Company or Body Corporate Fees.

We invite you to view our journey as we build with Carlisle Homes our 'Savannah 28' at 'The Avenue at Casey', a masterplanned community meeting all our criteria.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Little Closer.......

Met with Concretor for Exposed Aggregate driveway quote this morning -  now we need to select colour of mix.  Have a few addresses to check out plus a trip to Mentone Mix display will help.

This afternoon handles for internal doors, linen cupboards and front door were fitted.
Cabinetmaker finally returned with the island side panels correctly edged, looking through window the shadowline on overhead cabinets has also been corrected. 
Electrician can now cut out for chrome downlights in open cabinets.

Where is the man to finish the WIR fitout and extra shelf missing in cupboards?......followed by carpets - we're a little closer. 

Entry handle fitted - waiting on Gloss Enamel 'Brood'
Managed a photo thru clean window

Island end panels and overhead Shadowline corrected
Sparkling Splashback


  1. How much per square metre is the exposed aggregate Deb, and is there a big range to choose from?

  2. Your up late too...
    $90 - $100 sq mtr is the average.
    Very happy with this guys work, our quote is comparable to others I know of. Mentone Mix are regarded the best with an extensive range of colours.

  3. It is expensive but worth it I think!

  4. Deb, my dad is in the concrete industry and speaks highly of Mentone Mini Mix. We're going with their sunset blend (at this stage anyway) (you know what I'm like!!!)

  5. Who are you going with Debbie??
    We went to Mentone Mini mix as well and liked the sunset blend, they also gave us a few numbers as well.

  6. Markwood Concreting Pty. Ltd. - Jo 0419 332 623

    In the business for 30 years, did our son's driveway (coloured concrete) not an average driveway, downslope, drains in front of garage, contours away from front deck area etc..certainly had good test with recent weather and no problems. We're having exp aggregate, his price is competitive with others I know of. Jo has given us addresses of exp agg driveways and colours he has done.