Day 79: Fascia and Gutters

25 01 2013

For today’s visit to the site we brought along the 70-200mm lens to get some closer shots of the house.  From what we could see, more of the roof truss has been erected and the first signs of the fascia and gutters being put up.

We also saw some of the material that were delivered to the site today including windows, bi-fold door, and some colorbond panels (for the roof?).

We were pleased with the colours Evening Haze and Woodland Grey for the fascia and gutters respectively, although they are the only colours so far on the house.  For more details of our facade colours see our post Picking a Facade.

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Close up of where the gables will go

Close up of where the gables will go

Close up of the fascia and gutter

Close up of the fascia and gutter

Windows and the large frame is the bi-fold door to the outdoor room

Windows and the large frame (3rd from the bottom) is the bi-fold door to the outdoor room.  These are all timber windows so they should all be for the front of the house.

More windows

More windows, including an aluminium one.

Colorbond sheets delivered sitting on nature street - is that safe?

Colorbond sheets delivered sitting on nature street – is that secure?

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Days 75 & 76: Balcony, Roof Trusses & Scaffolding

22 01 2013

day72-featurepicThere was some work over last weekend on the first floor frame and yesterday (Monday 21/1) saw the first signs of some scaffolding going up.  More scaffolding went up today.  We have also noticed the balcony go up which has made the house feel a little closer to the street.

Spoke to out Site Manager, Simon, today it seems like the fascia and guttering is booked in for Friday and next week should see the roof go up.

Its really good going pass the site and seeing daily progress.  Every day it looks more and more like a shape of a house.

Here are the latest photos taken over the past 2 days.  As I am taking the photos from outside the fence using a 17-55mm lens, I think I will need to bring my 70-200mm lens on my next visit so I can take some close ups. 😉

Day 75: View from the street

Day 75: View from the street

Day 75: Most of the first floor frame is complete.  Parts of the scaffolding goes up.

Day 75: Most of the first floor frame is complete. Parts of the scaffolding goes up.

Day 75: View of the right hand side.

Day 75: View of the right hand side.

Day 75: Closeup of first floor balcony.

Day 75: Closeup of first floor balcony.

Day 76: Trusses that got delivered today

Day 76: Trusses that got delivered today

Day 75: View from the street.  You can see some of the truss installed at the front.

Day 75: View from the street. You can see some of the truss installed at the front.  It’s looking more like a house.

Day 76: More of the scaffolding is installed.

Day 76: More of the scaffolding is installed.

Day 76: Full frontal view of the first floor balcony and truss.  In the middle will be french doors and windows on either side.

Day 76: Full frontal view of the first floor balcony and truss. In the middle will be french doors and windows on either side.

Day 76: View from the right hand side.

Day 76: View from the right hand side.  Large window on right is the sitting room.

Day 76: View of the garage side.

Day 76: View of the garage side.

Day 76: Upstairs leisure room

Day 76: Upstairs leisure room

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Day 72: Joists Finished, 1st Floor Started

18 01 2013

It’s been a week since our last post.  We got our weekly call from Site Manager, Simon today to give us an update.  Whenever possible we go pass the block to see the progress, but we weren’t able to get on site this week.  From the the photos taken today you can see the framers have completed the joists and the floor for the first floor.  The external frame for the first floor have started.  It looks like most of the left hand side is complete and some of the frame on the right side towards the back has started.  Trusses will get delivered next week and the brickies have been lined up.  Good way to go into the weekend.

We’ll have more photos next time when we meet on site with Simon.

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You can see the window outline to upstairs leisure room

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You can just see some of the 1st floor frame on the right hand side behind the tree branches

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Here you can see the first floor frame to one side of the master bedroom





Day 64: Ground Floor Complete, Now Joists

11 01 2013
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View of the front from across the street

Today we met Simon, our Site Manager, on site to discuss the progress of the build and the current timelines for the next steps in the process. We also met the framers who were hard at work and seemed like nice blokes.

The ground floor frame is complete and the first floor joists (the beams to beam to support the ground floor ceiling and first level floor) have started to go up. Everytime we visit the block something has changed. We have been pleased with the progress. We were able to walk around the house which gave us a good indication to the ground floor layout and size of the rooms – really exciting.

Simon is a great guy, we had a really good chat with him today and he answered all our questions. From speaking to various family, friends and work colleagues and reading other blogs, the Site Manager can make a huge difference to the delivery time of the house and more importantly the quality. We really feel like he is looking after us well and has the whole project well in hand which is reassuring.

We took the opportunity to take lots of photos whilst we were on site with Simon. We used one the photos to update the banner for our blog (rather than using a stock photo) 🙂

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The garage is on the left, entrance in the middle and on the right is the sitting room

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View from the backyard. The large opening on the left is where the bi-fold doors will go between the dining room and outdoor roon.  The opening on the right is the window to the rumpus room.

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Another view from the backyard. On the right you can see the laneway behind the garage to the rear.

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The external framing on the right hand side.

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The framers hard at work installing the joists.

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View from the outside looking in to the family room window. You can see the kitchen window on the frame directly opposite.

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View from the family room looking towards the kitchen and dining room. Lots of space here.

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View of the opening between the family room towards the rumpus room.

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We are going to love the bi-folds that will go here!

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In the kitchen area – the cavity on the left is for the fridge and one on the right is a built-in desk.  And to the left is the entrance to the laundry.

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Previously we had a pokey pantry, so this is going to be huge.

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The kitchen featue window.

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Looking from the outside towards the entrance into the laundry.

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Storage space under the stairs.

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Right hand side of the house. Meterbox and concrete slab for water heater in the foreground.

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Kristen’s sitting room.

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Front entry

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Joists that were delivered Wednesday

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Joists and frame around sitting room window

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Joists – nice photo for new banner for blog 🙂

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More Joists

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The framers studying the plans.