Framing progress – the 2nd story and the roof trusses!

We made the obligatory trip out to Stonecutters Ridge today, and to check on the progress of the house. It looks like Metricon was hard at work this week, despite a bit of inclement weather midweek. Thanks to our neighbour Amanda, we were alerted to the fact that the chippies were out on site today (Saturday), in an attempt to get back on schedule. Kudos to Metricon for making up for lost time!

Front of house, looking into sun

Last week, they had much of the first story framed up. Today, we found the 2nd story framed, with most of the roof finished. There wasn’t much wood left on site, but I’d say that the rest of the framing work could be finished within a day. The windows have been delivered, so I’m assuming those will go in afterwards.

So what’s next?

Honestly I have no idea. The front veranda is still missing, so I’d assume that’s on the horizon. But looking at other houses in the neighbourhood, I would guess that bricking isn’t far off, as it seems like there’s not much that stands between where we’re at now, and the bricking stage.

Knock on wood, we’re making good progress. Our site supervisor has been good to work with thus far. While the weekly updates that he promised haven’t really materialised, he returns our  phone calls and answers our questions in a very timely matter. I suppose you don’t need a weekly call when WE’RE calling him on a regular basis. At any rate, we’re happy with the progress thus far, and hope it continues.

It also looked like there were some new signs up around Stonecutters Ridge today.  Among the three new signs we say, there was one that advertised the opening of all 18 holes for the golf course. “Opening early 2011″ is now in writing, and advertised, so mark your calendars!

And without delay, here’s a bunch of photos from today…

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.


  1. T&T says:

    Balcony gets done quite a bit later (at least ours did), after the bricking was done, the brick pillars are done and then the balcony. Actually, we still don’t have a balcony floor yet – carpenters are probably going to start on that this coming week we think.Good progress though, lots happening quickly – hope it continues that way!

  2. Stefan says:

    Thanks for the clarification! It’s good to hear from people that have done this before. :) Thanks for the kind words, and hope it all continues to go smoothly for you as well!

  3. Kriss says:

    Seems like great progress. On our house, at least, I was amazed at how quickly they go from the frame to a house looking structure. =)

  4. John says:

    Stefan, just curious, it appears from the pictures that the roof trusses are treated pine but the frame not….if that’s correct what’s the reason???

  5. Stefan says:

    Hi John,

    To be honest, I don’t know. I didn’t really think about it until now. I’ll bring this up with our SS. Thanks for pointing this out!

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