Day 101: Tour through house with our Site Manager

16 02 2013

100DaysYesterday was our 100 Day milestone!    Lots has happened in the past 100 days.

We met up with our Site Manager, Simon on Thursday and he took us through the house.  We took lots of photos around the house and posted a few here for you to see.

We walked through some of the defects found in the independent building inspection report.  Some of the items have been fixed but there were still a few items that Simon needed to follow up on.  Simon was very good in explaining the issues to us and he reassured us that he will get them rectified.

Many other people have said that having a good Site Manager makes a big difference to the construction phase.  We have to say that Simon has been doing a really good job so far, both in progressing the build but at the same time ensuring we are getting a quality output.

Simon also took some time to explain things that have been completed and what is coming up next.  The immediate items that will be commence are:

  • Bricking to start Monday
  • Electrical rough-in
  • Putting up the sarking and colorbond roof for the rumpus, dining and outdoor areas.
Sitting room window frame and front door frame has been installed.  You can also see the sand for the bricking in the foreground.

Sitting room window frame and front door frame has been installed. You can also see the mound of sand for the bricking in the foreground.

View of the rear of the house.

View of the rear of the house.

Standing in family room corner.  From left to right you can see rumpus room, dining room and kitchen.

Standing in family room corner. From left to right you can see rumpus room, dining room and kitchen.

Bi-fold doors opening up the outdoor room. Chris' favourite.

Bi-fold doors opening up the outdoor room. Chris’ favourite.

Dining room window and kitchen to the right.

Dining room window and kitchen to the right.

Standing in family room looking towards kitchen. Kristen's favourtite is the window splashback,

Standing in family room looking towards kitchen. Kristen’s favourtite is the window splashback.

Roof truss above the dining room.

Roof truss above the rumpus room.

View of the bi-fold doors from the ourside.

View of the bi-fold doors from the outside.

Plumbing rough-in has been done throughout the house.  This one is the laundry room and powder room on the other side of the frame.

Plumbing rough-in has been done throughout the house. This one is the laundry room and on the other side of the frame is the power room.

Large ducts in the roof space.  You can see the sarking under the roof.

Large ducts in the roof space. You can see the sarking under the roof.

View of the master bedroom.  From left to right you can see the entrance to the room, ensuite, walk-in robe and door to the balcony.

View of the master bedroom. From left to right you can see the entrance to the room, ensuite, walk-in robe and door to the balcony.

View of the ensuite bath.  The basins will be to the left of the bath.

View of the ensuite bath. The basins will be to the left of the bath.

View of the master bedroom double french doors that open up to the balcony.

View of the master bedroom double french doors that open up to the balcony.

Butter - is this the trade secret building ingredient?

Butter – is this the trade secret building ingredient?

C&K

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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

C&K