Saturday, October 23, 2010

A bit of Colour

Stopped by the house and the painter was there so had a chance to walk through the house and see the progress. The colour we chose is 'white canvas' and it is looking very cream to us. The clear gloss has gone on the timber doors and these have come up awesome. We wish all our doors were like this now.

Our vanity tops have also been installed in both the ensuite and bathroom. Still waiting on the mosaic tiles in the niches and around the bath tub.

The cesarstone bench top for the kitchen has also been installed. The kitchen is looking a little bland so we are hoping that once the splash back goes in this will liven up the kitchen.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kitchen Cupboards installed

The kitchen cupboards have been installed and what looked like a reasonable size kitchen is locking rather small now. Once it is finished I am sure it will be fine.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bathroom Tiles...

Our wet area tiles have been laid in the bathrooms and laundry. They are still to do the mosaics but it is getting there. Our vanity units have also been installed.


Main Bathroom - Shower

Main Bathroom



Saturday, October 9, 2010

More Internal Fitout

Master Bedroom Doors


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Garage Door

Our garage door has been installed and we are so happy with it. We thought the colorbond timber grain effect can in some instances look too fake but it matches our bricks perfect.

Internal Fitout + Waterproofing

The internal fit out continues with the carpenters installing all the timber work and hanging the doors. Our upgraded timber doors for the main bedroom and study are quite tall and once stained should really look good.

The waterproofing (black stuff) has been completed in the wet areas. The niche in the bathroom shower has now been installed. Hopefully next week they can start on the kitchen and tiling in the bathrooms.

Waterproofing in the Ensuite Shower

Bathtub (Is it me or is that one small bath tub...)

Leisure Room


Study Door

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Blog is resurrected!

The Blog is back...After months of neglect we have decided to come back and join fellow blogger's with regular updates.

At Lock Up Stage

After work went to the house and found it all locked up. The gyprock looks complete and the carpenters have started on the architraves and internal doors.

Our Front Door

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gyprock starts

We arrive at the house to find that the gyprock has started going up. The house is beginning to take shape now and is feeling a lot bigger than previous. The niches, raked ceiling and bulkheads really add that extra dimension to the house.





Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Insulation is in

Went to the house to check on the progress and in particular to see whether the carpenter's have been back to complete the outstanding framing works. All the works except the most critical defect have been fixed, more phone calls now to get this fixed properly. And also found the insulation had been installed. Did not realise the insulation would be so thick...

Insulation in the Bedroom

Raked Ceiling in the Kitchen

Extra Noggins to hold the wall mounted TV. This was initiated by our SS. Thanks!

3 of 4 Wall Studs cut, not good when supporting a LVL beam and roof truss above.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The true colour of the Bricks revealed!

Our bricks have been cleaned... and yes we are happy with our choice. They look great, better than we expected. Dawn continues to rub it in that lucky we went with her idea for the Blackheath Bricks.

The front porch and the two columns have been rendered. The quality of the render is fantastic, the finish is flawless.

Also the electrical works have started, It must have been a busy week but it's great to see the progress.

Front Porch

Side - Kitchen Window

Outdoor Leisure

Side - Ensuite Window

Electrical works in the Kitchen

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bricks Finished

The bricks are complete. The house is really coming together now. It's a bit of a shame with them looking so dirty we can't see the true colour. I found out that's due to the brick layers using a sponge to finish off the ironed joints.

Front - and no we did not pull down the fence to take the photo...


Outdoor Leisure and Rear Bedroom Window

Main Bedroom Windows

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bricks Cont'd

Bricks continuing...

Not sure whats happened with the Leisure Room window but I hope they will fix it up. I thought the bricks finish just above the window, not 100mm above leaving a gap?

The brick layers look to be doing a good job, but there attention to detail with regards to the flashing (water proofing) is a little dodgy. My father has over 20 years experience as a brick layer and he has pointed out a few dody practices which I have passed on to the SS.