Monday, September 27, 2010

End of Act II

Well folks, on Friday last week the curtain went down on act II of this great big performance:

"How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you?" (King Lear)

We were very happy to see framing appearing all complete, including roof trusses, and all windows installed! Framing started Monday and was completed by Friday. Was great to see tradies working everyday last week.

Here are some pics below as we did a sneaky walk through the house :)

Study. Place of refuge.

Sitting. Happy with the size of the windows actually, they seem larger than they appeared in plans. We also opted for thicker glazing and Q-LON seals around all front opening windows.

Through to Family/Dining/Kitchen. Beyond is where the timber bi-folds will eventually lead through to the outdoor room. Its looking like we will be able to capture the views behind us as long as the house behind is not going to be a huge double storey (no plans sent to council as yet). We are very happy with ceiling heights thanks to the extra ceiling height promotion and our need to have two steps down to the family/dining/kitchen due to the slope of the block.

Kitchen. Low profile window above the counter top, in promotion. However the window is not as big as the Newhaven displays (Metricon are sneaky that way). Not to worry though, as we will have plenty of light flooding through with the big window next to the kitchen as well as the bifold doors.
Hoping to put in some tropical plants along the fence line here, whilst Sandrine cooks up a storm.

Family. We opted for another low profile window here,the original plans had a big square window which would give out too much glare for tv watching, We changed it to the low profile to enable us to put the sofa underneath and eventually put some shutters over this window as a feature.

Upstairs. Looking up from outdoor room to our bedroom, well I thought this picture looked a bit arty. That's all for now.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Framing Started, starting to look like a house built out of sticks

Was great to see some activity resuming on site today after about a week's gap, and what we saw was the ground floor structure slowly starting to take shape...

Spoke to SS on Monday and he gave a quick update on what was to happen this week. Ground floor frames would finish this week and they will start on 1st floor by Wednesday. Its been good that the rain has held out to allow this progress.

Did a quick drive by this morning and here they are in action. They have attached some scaffolding to the frames to start the first floor...very exciting.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Windows Delivered

Drove past today and no one working on site :(, however windows were delivered!
Looking forward to seeing the frames go up this week, and start seeing the shape of the house.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Frames Delivered

Mr Postman look and see, are there some frames, some frames for me?...

Our frames arrived last Thursday, however we still had not received contact from our SS as yet, so we spoke with our CSR about this.

Seems that this was just an oversight as there were a few that started at the same time as us, so we slipped through the cracks....better not happen again or else :)

A few hours later we were contacted by our very nice SS who apologised for the above and gave an outline of what is coming up in the next few weeks.

Frames will start from this Wednesday, hopefully weather holds out.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Abracadabra ... A Slab Appears

Sandrine by chance drove past the block this morning, and we have a slab!

Man, this is all happening so fast it's making us dizzy. ;)