Paving stone in front of house

Today the paving stone in front of the house was laid out, remaining work is to cut out the round radius of the half circles thats going to be in the pavings between driveway and entrance.

It feels good to see how the final results is going to look and next week the hole pavings surrendering the house and garage are going to be finished.

We also ordered 5 cubic meter of Benders Orlando grafit color last week that got delivered yesterday, those paving stones are going to be laid out around the back and side of the garage. Thats because the robot auto mover could cut the grass perfect all around the garden.

After all paving stones are in place is time to joint up the paving stones together with joint sand. We have about 15 sacks and 300kg of Lithomex easy joint sand laying in the garage waiting to be pured down between the paving stones.

Cast concrete pool ground

Today we had a concrete car delivery from Skanska with 8 cubic meter of concrete and could start cast concrete for the pool ground.

Before pouring in the concrete two workers from the pool company aqvis swimming pool mounted the reinforcement into the pool ground. When the reinforcement was in place the concrete car could pour down the 8 cubic meters of concrete in to the ground and that mixed up well with reinforcement.

One hour later after hard work with digging and shoveling the concrete into correct height the work was completed.

Now starts the Concrete cure process that will last for a couple of days, hopefully can the next step to mount the pool frame take place in the end of this week if the cure process goes well.

Cast concrete pool ground gallery

House and garage pavers completed

Today the house and garage pavers where finished, in this area we used Benders Fantasi in grey color, this paving stone is a bit brighter then the greymix color we used on the driveway.

My little son helped out with his stiga roadracer for a little while as the paving stone dealer. But he did become bored quite fast and quit his job for funnier activities.

The transition between the driveway and paving and patio on the backside of the house is totally seamless. The pattern of the benders fantasi paving stone is really nice and the end result is far beyond expectations so far.

House and garage pavers gallery

Excavation for the aqvis fantasy pool

This week the excavation for the upcoming swimming pool started. It took almost three days to dig out the hole and prepare the pool bottom with drainage and packed gravel.

We had choosen to build a aqvis fantasy 24 swimming pool as we wanted to have round lines of the pool to harmonize with other round lines of the garden and house. The pool is fitted with a lagoon that can be likened to a staircase. The step is half a meter below the pool surround , it will be a comfortable place to stay on. Below are a picture of how the pool is looking and the lagoon.

aqvis fantasy 24 swimming pool
aqvis fantasy 24 swimming pool

Excavation of the pool gallery

NORTH Explorer Low trampoline

As we also wanted to have some fun and jump around in the garden we decided to build in a North Explorer Low trampoline in the garden as we already had a excavator in the garden for some other work that was ongoing.

We found a nice NORTH Explorer Low trampoline that had got good test result and reviews on the market in  sweden 2015.

We dug a hole that was 6 meter x 4 meter, placed a drainage hose, ground cloth and grit and packed it with a vibratory plate. Then we mounted the North Explorer Low trampoline together and placed the legs of the frame on 40x40cm concrete ground stones to distribute the weight and pressure on the gravel below.

Below are some build pictures of the procedure that took almost one day to complete.

The final result is a first class trampoline that is a bit more discrete when it is underground and hopefully we gonna enjoy the North Explorer Low trampoline many years to come.

NORTH Explorer Low trampoline building gallery

NORTH Explorer Low trampoline jumping

Paver driveway finished and ready to use

Today the paver driveway went finished, it took us about a week to lay out all of the benders fantasi ground stones. It was pretty complicated to place out the Bender Fantasy stones in correct pattern as no instruction how to place the stones exist from Benders.

Remaining work is to lock in the pavers with joint sand. As joint sand we are going to use Bender Lithomex Easy joint sand. But we are going to wait with that work until all of the pavers are finished around the house and garage and cut for their correct size.

Paver driveway build gallery

Beginning of the pavers with benders fantasy

Yester day the delivery of the 200m² Benders Fantasy ground stone in color graymix and grey arrived. It took the truck three rounds from the warehouse to delivery every pallet out to us. Now are the hole garden filled up with pallets of benders fantasy ground stone.

Truck delivery of benders fantasi ground stone

Truck delivery of benders fantasi ground stone


Today we started to layout the ground stones on the driveway, for the driveway we have choosen to use the Benders fantasi in a greymix color. Below are some photos of the work.

Gallery of driveway with benders fantasy

Double garage with remote controlled doors

The building of the garage started together with the house in autumn 2014.

The goal was to have a warm garage with place for two cars, storage areas, a bench for mechanical work and a bar table with chairs and a fridge were you could sit down and have something to drink and relax.

In summer 2015 the goal was reached and everything is in place as planned, below are some photos of the build of the double garage with remote controlled doors from teckentrup painted in the same red color ral-ncs-s-4550-y80r as the doors on the house and the tiles on the roof of booth house and garage.

Gallery of double garage build

Preparation for pavers completed

After a week of preparatory work to level the ground, pulling electric and water lines as well pack up with gravel and stone dust the groundwork is finally finished to lay out the ground stone. Now it’s just to wait for the delivery of 200 square meters of Bender fantasy antique, the driveway and the great circle will use greymix color and land corridors will use grey color. In SketchUp picture below you can get an idea of how the pavers will look when it’s finished. Hopefully the delivery of ground stone will arrive in the next few days and work with the pavers can begin at the end of this week.

Pictures of the completed pavers

Wooden patio build

Under the last week the building of the patio has been taking place. It’s the first step of the patio, the second step is going to be built later when the swimming pool has been finished.

As you can se on the concept picture below we gonna can connect the patio with the pools framework, thats has to be done later when the pool is in place.

All of the timber and screws are delivered from the local beijerbygg shop in Linköping. The support and fast delivery is outstanding. beijerbygg also has a really good patio configurator you can use on their webbpage that calculates the correct amount of timber, screws and other stuff you gonna need. If you ever gonna build a patio or wooden deck i would recomend their web based configurator 

The size of the first step is 4,9m x 11m ~ 54m², below you can find some of the stages trough the build of the first step.

Gallery of patio first step build