Tag Archive: Scaffolding

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!

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.

Preparing for plaster – Day 86 – November 17, 2017

Plenty of activity onsite with progress marching towards the lock-up stage. Some wet weather during the week stopped cladding from commencing so we’re expecting that to start this coming Monday.

Progress for the week

  • Bath installed
  • Flashing applied to top of brickwork
  • Eaves installed
  • Cavity sliding door mechanism installed
  • Frame squared up in preparation for plaster
  • Metal rails fixed to ceiling in preparation for plaster
  • Various cladding materials delivered to site, ready for installation next week
  • More plumbing rough-in
  • A couple of temporary doors installed

Nothing much new to show from the front.

Double cavity sliding doors in the office.

Eaves installed around the entire home.

View down the hallway to the temporary front door.

Cladding to be used on the second storey has been delivered to site.

Metal rails have been fixed to the ceiling throughout the entire house. Plaster sheets will be fixed to these after the electrical rough-in has been completed.

Flashing has been applied to the top of the brickwork. This will provide a weatherproof seal between the top of the brickwork and the cladding on the second storey.

A pack of spotted gum boards. These will be fixed to the front of the house where there is no brickwork (around the office).