Now this is a big project I've been putting off for a couple of years but the old sleeper steps have rotted and were becoming dangerous so its time to tackle the job. This is what the old steps looked like
... and then a trailer load of AA grade old railway sleepers
Constructing Step 1
Constructing Step 3
Now Step 4
And Step 5
And finally, the full-width Top Step
The brick paver path leading to the front steps was very uneven and a bit of a tripping hazard as the spotted gum had grown and it would be better if the bottom step was the same riser height as all the others so a Coldstream topping path was laid on top of the bricks. The extra railway sleeper next the driveway should keep it all under control. Looks pretty good!
The completed new steps
But what about those other front steps on the right? A job for another time - perhaps a long curved ramp instead?
Chris and Karyn, Abbotsley homeowners since December 2010