Friday, March 27, 2009

Another brick in the wall

The brickies finished today and have done a nice job. Definitely looks like a house now!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mini update

Brickwork is coming along nicely. It looks a bit washed out at the moment but should look darker once thay are cleaned.

This is the display home at Maryland. Believe it or not, these are the same colour bricks and mortar I have chosen.

Monday, March 23, 2009

From bricks to walls

The brickies were hard at it today and have already put up a fair bit. If they keep it up they should be finished by the end of the week.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday Update

Since my last post the roof has been completed and the safety railing taken down. The bricks turned up last Monday, all the internal plumbing was done on Tuesday, the mortar turned up on Wednesday and the sand on Thursday. Nothing happened on Friday.

I had been away all week for work so am happy I didn't miss too much but I hope the brickwork starts on Monday.

I wish I had caught the plumber as I would have liked to have a tap fitted behind the fridge in case I decide to get one of those fancy water dispensing ice making fridges some time in the future. I think it would have been a lot easier to have it put in now rather than later.

It pays to take not of where all the pipes are since they are plastic as you can't find them easily once the gyprock goes up. I have heard of a guy who accidently cut through one of his pipes when hanging something up on the wall and it made quite a mess!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Roof! Roof!!

The frame was completed last week and then on Friday the guttering and fascia appeared. Was a guessing game as to what would come next, either the bricks or the tiles. The tiles turned up yesterday and they started laying them today. If the weather holds out they will probably be finished tomorrow. The green stuff they put down first is called sarking and is a waterproof barrier under the tiles. It is not a standard item but I had to have it since it is a requirement of building in a bushfire prone area.

The guttering is Colorbond Manor Red and the fascia is Colorbond Paperbark. The window frames are Trend Stone Beige which is fairly similar to the paperbark colour. You can only pick it if you hold them up next to each other.

The tiles are Monier Salsa colour in the Waverley profile. Allworth are currently offering completely flat tiles for free (normally cost big bickies) but I thought they might look too flat with the large expanse at the front and I prefer the wavy ones anyway. Everybody seems to be choosing black or grey tiles these days but I like the traditional red colouring and besides, the dark ones really show up the bird poo!!!

When the frame was first put up they installed all the windows but then the lounge room windows disappeared for a day or two and when they reappeared have sat in the garage. I don't know what is going on there but I hope to find out.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I've been framed!

The frames had been delivered last Wednesday and the windows turned up on Friday but nobody came to put the big meccano set together until today.

Once started though, they achieved a lot in one day.

This photo was taken around 8:00AM.

The rest of them were taken after dinner between 7:15PM and 7:30PM. It sure starts to get dark quickly now!