Construction

Scaffolding removed, timber flooring started – Day 142 – January 12, 2018

Scaffolding has been taken down revealing the true shape and size of our home. The external colours look great and we’re very happy that our home looks different to the other ‘brick bunkers’ in the neighbourhood.

Install of the timber flooring has started thanks to the team at Victorian Hardwood Floors and it looks great. Timber floor install will be completed in just a few more days.

At the end of next week the stairs are getting installed, followed by the kitchen. From there, general fix out will commence.

Plenty of action in the coming weeks as we match towards handover!

Ready for plaster – Day 106 – December 7, 2017

Insulation has been installed in the walls and ceiling space and plaster has been delivered to site ready for the plasterers to start on Saturday

We carried out a walkthrough of the build to inspect the location of all electrical work prior to plastering commencing.

Nothing new from the outside

Plaster sheets ready to be hung.

Insulation batts installed throughout the house.

Vents for the heating and cooling system.

One last look at all the utilities before the plaster goes on.

Exterior cladding update – Day 100 – December 1, 2017

The external cladding is almost complete with only a small section remaining on the eastern side of the house. This is due to a window needing to be replaced before cladding can be completed – wrong type of window with top of vanity running directly into window .

It was a good time to get the cladding installed with an inch of rain falling over the weekend.

Next week should see the completion of external cladding, rough-in of the heating/cooling system, install of insulation batts and perhaps a start on plastering.

The facade starting to take shape. Bricks around the garage will be rendered and paint applied to the cladding on the second storey. Will be good when the scaffolding finally comes down.

Shiplap cladding installed around the office and porch.

Lake Torquay in the back yard.

View of cladding from the rear.

View of cladding from the eastern side. Small section still incomplete.

View of cladding from western side.

Western side – where the cladding meets the bricks.

Exterior cladding progress – Day 93 – November 24, 2017

After a few weeks of delays the cladding has started this week. Spotted gum shiplap around the front of the office and Axon (vertical) and Linea (horizontal) cladding around the second storey. It will be good to see the green insulation wrap disappear as more cladding is installed this week.

Further progress inside with the vacuum ducting installed.

Another material added to the facade – spotted gum on the front of the office.

Spotted-gum shiplap at the front of the office.

 

Cladding on the western side.

 

Cladding above brickwork.

 

Ducted vacuum in the kitchen

Electrical rough-in – Day 89 – November 20, 2017

The electricians were onsite today, roughing-in the cabling for electricity, data and TV. As each of the services get added, it starts to feel closer to the home we’ve been dreaming about all these months.

The utility highway. Power, water (re-cycled, fresh and hot), gas, data and TV.

Spaghetti junction

One of the things I’m most looking forward to – NBN (blue data cable) right to the desk.