Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cabinets installed!!!

Things are moving so fast right now that I cannot believe the pace. The brickies look like the will be done by wednesday next week and the workmanship on the brick work is quality, cannot really fault them at all it has been a straight and clean lay. Let's hope the guys who clean them take as much care.

Also yesterday our cabinets were install for the ensuite kitchen and bathrooms

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Massive Update - Bricks, plaster, bifold door

It has been a very long time since we've posted an update mostly due to travel.

Bifold Doors

Plaster -Dining Room

Plaster - Family Room

Plaster - Kitchen/Pantry

Plaster - Niche

Brickwork looks good so far the bricks are Austral Nougat.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Roof tiles are up

Went by today and noticed that the roof tiles are up!

We've gone with wild rice coloured tiles in the traditional profile which gives the roof a flat but slightly wavey look.

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Gutters, windows & a door

I've been a bit slack with posting since all of what I'm now writting about happened on Friday.

The frame is officially finished and we know for certain as Carlisle said they have sent us the invoice :(

The first thing we noticed was that the windows have been installed. Both the master bedroom and dining area windows are huge so we should get plently of light (Chris is hoping we don't get too much heat as well)

As you can see from this photo our gutters are also in

The landry door is also in place

And the frame for the front door

And our roof tiles have been delivered

With any luck they will be up this week.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Roof trusses on!

Things are currently moving at a cracking pace we were not expecting the roof trusses until tomorrow at best.

It is really starting to feel like a house now with the frame mostly in.

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Monday, February 22, 2010


On Friday our internal frame was started and pretty much finished on saturday. Our house is now starting to look like a house.

Back hallway

Front hallway

In the kitchen

At this stage everything is happening so quickly and changes so much. I wonder how it will look at our next visit :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

From delivered to started!

They sure move fast they have started our frame already! Only the exterior framework is currently done I expect that the interior will be started tomorrow.

Bifold framing

From the back to front.

I think I am getting excited now it is really starting to look like a house!!!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Frame delivered

The frame was delivered a few days ago and everything looks ready to be started so we have a start on our frame this week!

Emma has better photos on her phone which we may put up later - nothing too exciting yet though :)

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Saturday, February 13, 2010


Much to our surprise our slab was laid today hooray!

Above is the view from in front of the garage and below is from the alfresco

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Our pool

So it rained in melbourne now we have a pool and no slab not the builders fault though. Will be done next week I guess.

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We're all boxed up

Yesterday the waffle pods were put in and boxed up. However due to last night's storm we didn't get our slab :( as long as it doesn't rain all weekend the slab should the laid early next week.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We have waffle pods

Despite the heat the tradies still worked. Our block was smoothed out and the scoria was put down. Holes were also dug - we're thinking it's for the facard.

And our waffle pods were delivered. Now hopefully the rain holds off tomorrow so our slab can go down.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Temporary fencing is up

Nothing too exciting but we have our temporary fence up. We are sharing the fence with our neighbour who is building with Carlisle Homes as well, which makes it look like a huge house is about to be constructed.

Hopefully the slab is down by the end of the week!

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Friday, February 5, 2010

First post we have pipes!

Great to see things finally start on our site with the site scrape and pipes installed this week and t he slab due next week.