Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Week 10

So not much here this week!  Just plumbing!

Our windows were delivered (not installed)

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Week 9 - Plumbing

Whilst the framers have continued to fix the frame, the plumbers have started.  It looks like they have run the water to the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry.  The water tank pipes have also been run to the the toilets.  

Kitchen Island (Cold / Hot)

Water tank will be located next to the power box

Space for the water heater's gas booster
The 'Yellow Pipe' leads to the solar water heater on the roof

Water to the upstairs toilets

Ground Floor Powder Room


Friday, 20 March 2015

Week 9 - Frame Progress

Week 9 has seen our frame work still progressing and minor errors being fixed.

We were contacted by our Client Liaison Officer last week to inform us that there was a conflict on our plans for windows.  Our main ensuite window was notated as being an 'awning' window in the topographical plan, but fixed on the side view plan.  We needed to clarify that our preference is a fixed window.

Due to the discrepancy on the plans, the window company hadn't made any of our aluminium windows and there is now a two week delay on window delivery.  The windows are expected to arrive on Wednesday 25th March and be installed by the end of the week.

In the mean time, here are some of the frame updates for the week:

North side of house


Back of house

South side of house

Temporary Stairs ... IE Ladder....

Back Bedroom & Walk in robe


Front bedroom & Wardrobe

Platform in roof for heating/cooling:

Master Bedroom Entrance

Master Ensuite Toilet

Master Bedroom Window

Master Bedroom Balcony

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Week 8 - A house with a view

Today has been a busy day with the framing crew hard at work.  They have now put up the roof trusses, balcony and garage.  The most exciting part was that we were finally able to see the view from upstairs.  Amazing!!!!!  Here are some pics:


We have an extra 2 metres on the garage for extra storage.




Back Minor Bedroom:

Front Minor Bedroom:

View from the Master Balcony:
There will be a sliding door leading to the balcony.

Master Bedroom View:
This is the side window in the master bedroom.

View from the Master Ensuite:
This window will be above the bath.

The timber windows were also delivered today, hopefully they will be installed before the weekend.  We chose to only have timber window frames to the front of the house.  The rest of the house will have aluminium frames.  We decided that whilst it might look nice to have timber windows throughout the entire house, the maintenance would be too much.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Week 7 - Thursday Night

After a day of hard work from the framers, the first floor frame is up and the house is finally starting to take shape!  The roof trusses were also delivered to the site today.

Our S.S. gave us a call today, he informed us that the temporary stairs are coming tomorrow and the cranes should be on site to get the roof trusses put up as well.  He explained that we are running a few days behind due to the difficulty in finding machinery that can go up our steep driveway.  

Another busy week ahead with estimated frame completion by mid next week.

Front of House

Side of House

Roof Trusses