Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Brickwork Completed!

Our Brickwork has been completed! The entire house has been finished in a week! I wonder if that is a record. They even worked on Saturday to finish the garage and completed the front balcony yesterday.

Here is a picture of the finished front of the house:

And here is a close up of the Balcony showing our feature brick:

We can’t wait for them to be cleaned so that we can see how well the colours blend in together!

The scaffolding is starting to go up today, so I guess we will see some eaves and gutters with a roof hopefully not too far behind.



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bricking continues…..!

The Brickwork is going great at the moment!

The ground floor has been completed, as well as both of the sides of the house.

Here are some of the completed pics:

We are really happy with the colour that we have chosen for our bricks, as it is always difficult to know what the house is going to look like just from a few sample bricks. We can’t wait to see them do more of the feature brick to the front balcony, which we also intend to use for our landscaping.

This week, they should finish bricking the front of the 1st story and the balcony.



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Brick Progress!

The Brickies are continuing to make good progress (even after last night and today’s weather)!

They have completed all of the ground floor, except for the garage, and they have started on the top floor on the other side.

Here are some pics of what was done today:

With the way they are going, they might even be finished within a couple of weeks!



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Brickwork starts today!

Our Brickwork started today!

The first delivery of bricks arrived yesterday and we had a full crew start the bricking today. I can’t believe how much they got done in a day!

And here are the brick pics:

I am sure that it will be very soggy after tonight’s rain. Hopefully the winds that they are forecasting for tomorrow does not slow them down too much and give the timber a chance to dry out.



Friday, September 18, 2009

Frame and Plumbing complete...Ready for Bricks!

Lots of progress over the past week with the following that has been completed:

Frame has been completed
Windows have been installed
Plumbing rough in has been completed
Balcony frame has been installed

Here are some pictures of the completed frame:

And here are some internal framing pics:

The only issue that we have found is that two of the three bedrooms have been installed with obscure glass, but this was not specified in any of our plans. I have spoken to our SS and he is working on the issue with our window supplier.

Our bricks should be delivered anytime now, and the brickies begin on Monday.

I will post some more pics of the progress as soon as the brick work has begun.

Have a great weekend!



Thursday, September 10, 2009

We have a Frame!

As posted last week, our underground rain water tank has been installed! After Monday night's storm, that tank was still installed on Tuesday.

The plumber called before starting work to ensure that the tank was in the right location and that the riser was the right height for the landscaping that we have planned for that area.

Then our frame was delivered on Wednesday. They will need to do it in two lots, due to the limited space for site access. Our ground floor frame started today, and here are the pictures:

Our windows where also delivered today, so they should be going in soon.

Here's hoping the good weather continues, as does the building progress with EB.



Saturday, September 5, 2009

Post Slab Week

Not a huge amount to report for this week after all of last weeks action, but they have completed the following:

External drainage has been completed
Underground cabling has been done
Site fence has been installed

Here are a few pictures:

Items on the agenda for next week are as follows:

Underground rainwater tank to be installed
Frames and trusses to be delivered and installed

Here's hoping that the rain that is forecast for early in the week does not impact too heavily on the people building in Sydney!