Sunday, February 21, 2010

House with a hat!!

It's seem to have been a long time between updates because so much has happened!

Our wall frames finished, closely followed by roof trusses.

There was a few issues with the roof trusses which have now been resolved. Firstly, they forgot to add the eaves on the northern side of the house. This was resolved by adding timber onto the chord of the truss. The timber extension overlapped the truss by about 1.5m so as to reduce the cantilever forces caused by the weight of the tiles. The second problem (picked up by dad) was that the roof trusses were not blocked. Blocking has now been added :)

The next time I visited the block the roof tiles were up! In the 3 days between the gutters and fascia was installed, followed by the tiling. Some pics below from most recent visit on Friday.

From front of house

Looking towards back from front door

Looking up to roof. Can see some of the blocking in this pic too

Feature wall behind bed

From kitchen looking towards living area (alfresco on right)

Looks like we will need a small laundry basket. The door is about as wide as Glens shoulders!

Bricks have been delivered!! Love them!!! (Boral Mocha)

More bricks. There was about 18 pallets all up!!

On our way out to visit again. House was wrapped yesterday! :)

- Sarah

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Frame walls done

Just a quick post (using iPhone BlogPress - thanks Chris!).

Our frame walls are finished. Well they finished last Friday but I have been a bit lazy to update. Hopefully this app will improve my response time :P

Will post some pics later!

- Sarah

Monday, February 1, 2010


First up is a pic from when the slab was put down last Wednesday. Definitely felt like a milestone was finally reached when the slab went down! Had been over 2.5 months since site scrape already.

Frame started today. Went past after work to find that the slab had been drawn out and plates had been put down along where the walls are to go. Nice to finally see the rooms in real size! The display we chose the house from was 36sq, whereas we went for the smaller version.

Builders seem to be very neat! The studs were all cut and perfectly lined up ready for making the frame (hopefully tomorrow!)

Seems to be a small mistake in the laying out of the pipes.... Our powder room basin pipe seems to be half in the home theatre room! Not sure how much use it would be in there.. haha
Received a call from the Carlisle Operatons Manager last week to explain the delays which we have experienced. Basically they were due to waiting for developers approval of grey water piping, and then waiting for concreters to come back from holidays. He mentioned that they were expecting our PCI to occur in early June for a mid June handover. Probably a bit earlier to give an accurate estimate though!
Following the call we were mailed a variation requesting 28 day extension to contract time due to delays with developer approval. This was fine with us as we were emailed when the delay started and were also notified when it ended.
Happy that we are finally seeing progress now though! So far no such holdups with our carpenters =D *touch wood!*