remodelling, not renovation

By the end of July we realised we were not doing a house renovation. According to the experts renovation means to do the cosmetic touching up without making any changes to the underlying structure. We were REMODELLING the house! Demolishing walls, rerouting the piping system, changing the entire floor and structure, is not renovating, is so [...]

The dust cloud

That was all of June last year. We  finally started demolishing the walls as planned. In Australia that would've been an easy job, over and done in a day or two. Not here. The walls are 40 cm thick, reinforced concrete and bricks (remember we live on a fault, earthquakes are frequent). First the old style [...]