Wednesday, July 29, 2009

and more pics of the plaster...

Main bathroom
Toilet - it's going to be soo dark, might have to put a skylight at a later date...

Kitchen and niche


Well, I couldn't go up for a look yesterday and I knew the plaster could have started and... started it did! They must have been working full on as it looks like it's nearly done!

Great work SS and Wisdom!

We have walls, it's so exciting!

Sorry but I got so excited that I've posted a few pics...
Entry hallway and niche

Dining room and Leisure

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cladding is on!

The cladding on the facade has been installed, it's now taking shape!

The metal capping above the corbel bricks will be painted the same colour as the cladding (I think the final cladding colour will be similar to the current colour, maybe they won't bother painint it haha). This was something that didn't come up at colour selection and we freaked when we saw it in Ironstone (apparently it got done on that colour to match the front door) but the SS advised that they'll fix it by painting it so it's all good!

Plaster didn't end up starting today as they got delayed at another job. Not to worry, I guess it gives us something else to look forward to tomorrow or the next day (when they manage to start).

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Plaster has been delivered!

The plaster boards have been delivered! we can't wait to see the walls up!

Insulation done

Wall insulation has been done and the roof insulation has started! The walls are taking shape now! no more back of bricks with messy mortar!

Cleaned up bricks

The bricks have been cleaned up and they look really good. Some chips here and there from the roof tiles layers and maybe from the cleaning but the SS and the brickie advised that they'll be replaced.

Now that they are cleaned you can see a few inconsistencies with the width of the mortar but I guess they can't be perfect!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Electrical fit out done

The sparkys were on site today and did all the wiring. Nearly everything is in the right location apart from a couple of powerpoints / light switches that are on the right wall but wrong location. I'll speak to the SS in the morning and I am sure they'll be fixed no probs.

Wisdom and specially our SS (F) are doing a great job, they are going full steam ahead!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

We have a roof! Tiles are on!

The house is really taking shape now, with the roof tiles on and the bricks finished, we love it! the brickies have done such a fantastic job and the tilers are nearly finished.
I think they might have run out of tiles, as we looked for unbroken tiles (to keep some in the garage as spares) and we could not find any and then we noticed the bold patch on the right hand side of the house... The outdoor leisure is looking good too. This pic was taken from the EVIL deck, it might as well come in handy for something... I'll try to ignore the fact that you can see straight into the whole house, I don't want to upset myself again and I am hoping they'll put the privacy screen up anway.

Another angle of the outdoor leisure. The brickwork is just so nice, I can't wait to see it cleaned up!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Roof sarking is on! phew!

Well, went quickly past the block this morning and the sarking is there! phew!
I don't really know why they installed the batons first and then the sarking... Did they forget? Not sure, but I guess it's all ok now...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Facsia, gutters and roof battens on

Hiya, I have been a bit slack at updating this as I have been busy being very upset about the Evil deck from hell our neighbours went and build! all you from HomeOne would have read all about it on my thread...

So our poor little house has been a bit neglected and it's not fair to the house or to Wisdom - as they are doing a great job so far. Well, not sure about one thing... (I'll have to try to get hold of the SS first thing tomorrow) as the battens are on but there's no sign of the Sarking! ummmm, I would have sworn that the sarking goes down first and then the battens on top... Pls correct me if I am wrong! I am sure they'll fix it though so not stressing (much anyway) yet...

The bricks were finished on Tuesday, the roof tiles have arrived, the facsia and gutters are on and so are the roof battens (where is the sarking???)

I haven't been to the block in daytime since Tuesday so I am afraid that I only have a couple of bad night photos... sorry!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

More bricks progress 12/07/09

Is it ok to be in love with your brick work? or does that make me a big Loser and a bit of a freak? well, I do love my bricks... our brickies are doing a great job, they are awesome! here are some pics...

The East side of the house:
The garage wall and outdoor leisure:

The West side of the portico:

The portico:

And the front of the house and portico:

Friday, July 10, 2009

More progress on the pics 10/07/09

The brickies have kept going and are working in the mud pit, bless them! they are doing a slower progress (as there's only half of them on site now) but a really nice neat job, very good workmanship. Pics from 7.30am today.

They've started on the facade

And also on the Eastern side, this is the window of Bed 3

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A couple more pics of this afternoon's progress! These brickies are doing an awesome job! Very happy so far.

I think Wisdom has the nicest tradies and the best Site Supervisors (at least ours). We are so happy with our SS, he's always on the ball and no question is ever a silly question and cares about the houses and corrects any glitches. I couldn't have asked for anyone better.

Bricks started!!!!

Yay the bricks have started!!!! Wisdom surely is making the most of the dry weather!

We were going to do a flush mortar joint but the SS and the brickie recommended we do the ironed joint as it's a smoother finish and since we paid an upgrade to get our nice smooth bricks it made sense. I am glad we did as I like how it looks!

Here are a few pics (will go back later this afternoon and take a few more). The boys are doing great work!

Leisure room western wall:

Garage wall looking from the outdoor leisure

Front wall next to the garage

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Frame pics with daylight

And here are some pics with daylight! we still can't believe the frame is up!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

OMG We have frames and roof trusses!!!!

OMG, we really can't believe, this is just awesome work by Wisdom!
I got a call this morning to say that the frames have been delivered, and then another call in the afternoon to let us know that "some work" had been done (haha F) and this is what we found.... It's all done!!!!
We are going back there very early in the am to get daylight pics!!! This is so exciting, we got to walk THROUGH our house!!!

Front of the house (excuse the car working as spot lights)

The nice stacker doors to the outdoor area

The outdoor area (concrete will be done at the same time as driveway)

Entry hallway