Saturday, 27 October 2012

Second floor roof installed

Earlier this week the guttering and facia were installed. Thursday the sarking and yesterday the roof tiles were laid.

Happier about the brick colour now, it goes well with the guttering and roof colours we have chosen.

Our tiles: Gunmetal Classic
Guttering: Monument
Facia: Evening Haze

They have not completed the first floor roof above the garage at the front and at the back over the leisure room and alfresco. Hopefully they'll be back next week to complete that bit.

Next should be the eaves and brick cleaning.
Sarking on the side of the house

Sarking at the back

Roof tiles on the garage side
 Roof tiles on the other side

2nd floor roof, guttering, facia and bricks. Happy with the colours

Roof at the back. Ground floor roof still to be completed

Roof above the garage to be completed

Some people think a building site is a dumping ground for their unwanted items.
 Anyone need an ironing board?

Friday, 19 October 2012

Bricking finished

Yesterday took a drive after work and pleasantly suprised to see the builders have finished bricking. But the house is looking a bit dark for me at the moment. We are having a lighter garage door (evening haze) and planning on having light window coverings, so hopefully that will lighten things up a bit.

The bricks are pretty messy with mortor, looking forward to seeing them cleaned. Lots of bricks left over too so hopefully we can keep a few (or dozen or so).

Hopefully next week will be the guttering and roof.


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Bricking continues

Last week the first floor bricking was completed and on Monday, they started erecting the scafolding for the 2nd floor bricks. Some bricking was completed up to Wednesday, but looks like no work on Thursday or Friday due to the rain and wind.

Our block is on a high elevation so if there is a bit of wind we really feel it where we are. It will be great in summer, but pretty cold in winter.

After a couple of days of rain the site is a real mess, inside and out. Hard to imagine it being all cleaned up, gyprocked and tiled. Now the first floor bricks have been done some of the rooms look quite dark, including the kitchen. We now start to see things we wished we did differently. Too late now! Hopefully once the gyprock is in the rooms will look a bit brighter.

Some more indoor plumbing has been done this week too where pipes have been connected through the house.

Weather forecast for next week is for sunny weather, so hopefully the brickies will get some more bricking done.

Front porch

Leisure room wall at the back

Western side of the house
Eastern side of the house

Front side on
 Front of the house

The temporary fencing around our house has now been extended to the other block on the right, as they are building with Wisdom too. They now have their loo and builders sign, so I guess they will be starting very soon. Wisdom will just have to move the 2 large pallet of bricks sitting on the boundry and into their block before they can start.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Brickies have started

Today the brickies started. Looks like quite a bit was done as most of the bricks have been used. So I guess we'll have another delivery soon.

Our bricks are Austral Symmetry Asphalt.

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