Friday, September 18, 2009
19th September, 2009
The weekend's will be more so spent at home once we are in rather than driving all over town collecting things for the house. This morning I mowed the back yard for the second time. It took
me only 1hr 40mins this time as the grass was thinned from first go.
Friday must have been a busy day again for them..
Fireplace pretty much complete. Logs are in and the stonework hearth is all done. It looks fantastic as the hearth is about 60mm thick and plenty of room to sit that glass of port on a cold winter's night.
Goop! has been removed from windows and they have been cleaned. Shower screens are in, Speaker wiring has been plated and the water sprinklers have been installed in the back yard for the HSTP system.
Will load some pics later tonight.
18th September, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
12th August, 2009
Today with the EKKA show holiday we were able to head to the house and do some work ourselves. I contacted Glen to make sure we were able to put aside the leftover bricks. We spent most of the day moving them out of the way and stacking the empty pallets at the top of the block ready for PGH to come and remove.
Today the guys were also there doing the cornices. The woodwork for the gables was being done as was the woodwork for the cladding at the front of the house.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
8th August, 2009
Well another weekend arrives and we enter a new phase. The house is pretty much at lock-up stage once the door lock is put in place in the entry and the garage door.
Wall cutouts in the living room have given the living room a nice view through to the back of the block also.
And so the pictures....
pic1. feature wall corner niche
pic2. looking from kids TV room toward's front two bedrooms
pic3. study and entry way
pic4. family room looking towards living room - feature wall cutouts
pic5. feature wall cutouts in study
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
3rd August, 2009
Tonight I headed down to the house again to install an extra couple of bags of glasswool insulation. This time I took down our camping light, which lost power half way into my job. It's very dark out there and I had to do the remainder with a torch. :) This batch of insulation was added to the main bedroom and WIR area. Now all of the main rooms are now done which will help with heating and cooling the house dramatically. Gyprock is scheduled to start tomorrow with bricking on Wednesday.
The white sand has also been delivered today in readiness for the brickwork. Damp proof membrane and galintel's were also now on site.
Also met our neighbour tonight on lot 1024 who now has a frame. Exciting for them also!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
2nd August, 2009
External Wall wrap foil has pretty much all been done now. Of surprise was the fact one of the front bedroom's had fat batts insulation in the walls, so I decided to head to Bunnings and buy some extra bags and do some extra rooms myself. Hope this is okay! Really only had the weekend to do it as gyprock is there and mention of it starting Monday.
All of the electrical has been run.
pic1. House from front with some pallets of bricks ready to go.
pic2. Living room and family room windows and now external wall insulation.
pic3. Bedroom 3 with glasswool fat batts
pic4. Family room with glasswool fat batts. Opening is for the fireplace
pic5. Living room cabling. Speaker, Quad power, Foxtel, FTA and Dual Data network points
pic6. All TV/Foxtel/Telephone and Data cabling terminates in the store room.
House is coming along really well and we are very happy with the progress and finish of the home.