My First Home

My First Home
Santorini 26 by Metricon

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Plumbing and Letter Boxes

Went down to the block again today just to see how much had been done. As you can see by the photo below the plumbing is done.

Don't know if the slab will get poured as planned this Tuesday as they are forecasting rain. Keep your fingers crossed that they are wrong.

Also went to the HIA Building and Renovation show today and bought myself a letterbox. Given that the developer has restrictions on the type of letterbox you can have I have found it difficult to find something I liked. I found one (pic below) made my 'Milkcan Letterbox Company (available from Bunnings). I will stain it to match my garage door. The letterbox I have in the house I am living in at the moment has been stolen twice. I don't think anyone will be able to run off with this one.


  1. How was that HIA show? We went to the HIA Home Ideas show a couple of months ago and it was terrible, just as well I got free tickets, it was no good at all!! I like the letterbox.
    I am going to get a brick one built out of the bricks from the house with a letterbox topper on it in off white to match. Another thing to do before hand-over day.

  2. HIA show was pretty average. I only went because I was given free tickets through It was better for people renovating or for those doing their own build, not project homes.

    They had a kitchen I fell in love with though, full of blum fittings, nice price too. I had seen that Milkcan letterboxes were going to be there and knew they would have a show special, that was the whole reason I went.

    As for the brick letterbox, I had asked Metricon if they would do this and was told no! Had to resort to hunting one out myself and there really isn't a lot out there.