Day 118: Scaffolding installed for first floor bricking

5 03 2013

Its been 11 days since since our last progress update with photos.  Some of the progress over the past week includes:

  • Installation of the insulation batts
  • Completion of the electrical and plumbing rough-in
  • Defect fixing from the Independent Pre-Plaster Inspection and Metricon’s own Q&A (we are still waiting for a walkthrough of the fixes before the plaster goes in)
  • Completion of the ground floor bricking
  • Delivery of the plaster and cornice material

Today saw the scaffolding installed so the brick layers can continue with the first floor bricking.

Over the weekend we met our new neighbors who recently bought the property across the road.  We found out they are doing a knock down and rebuild too – they are planning to build a single story Porter Davis.  Looks like we have started a trend on our street 🙂

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Scaffolding near the garage

Scaffolding near the garage





Day 93: Bricks delivered and house is wrapped

8 02 2013

day93-4We didn’t get on site today, but on our drive by after work we saw that the first floor is now also wrapped in blue.  The whole house looks like a smurf hut!

The scaffolding is gone which means most of the first floor external frame and wrapping is complete.  However, we are not sure if the wrapping is totally finished as there are a few loose bits hanging loose and just flapping about and there are parts still not fully covered.

We noticed that the bricks got delivered today.  Bricking should start next week.  Our bricks are Boral Mocha and from what we can see it has some nice blue tinge to it.

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Front view of house – lots of bricks in the foreground

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Side of house

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Bricks delviered – our bricks are Boral Mocha

Brick - Boral Mocha

Brick – Boral Mocha

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Day 91: Frame Completion, Plumbing and Frame Invoice

6 02 2013

It’s been a week since our last update.  We have had the following works done over the past week:

  • Cleaning of site and removal of debris
  • Plumbing rough-in
  • Heating unit and ducts installed into roof cavity
  • Solar panels for the hot water system installed to the north facing roof
  • Some of the windows have been installed, including the front timber window and door to the master bedroom balcony.
  • Waterproofing wrap around some of the ground floor
  • Scaffolding dropped to first floor level

The rumpus room and outdoor room joists, roof truss and colorbond roofing has not been installed yet as the scaffolding previously was in the way.  But with the scaffolding now dropping down, the framers should be able to work on these now.

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Street view of house

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First floor balcony windows and door are in

Metricon has a online tool called My Metricon.  I pulled out the below status for the Frame stage.  The dates  doesn’t seem right.  Apparently Metricon only took 1 day to complete the frame.  Hmmmmm. 🙂  Also not sure why we have multiple entries for the same item (??).  Whilst the My Metricon tool has been useful, it could be more useful if the data was accurate.  With the frame stage completing, we received the frame invoice the next day.

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My Metricon Frame Status – data seems a bit out of whack

We are looking forward to meeting on-site with Simon this coming Friday morning for our own personal inspection. We love being able to go on site – so exciting!!!

C&K





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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