Inclement weather? Ha! We have a roof.

The house from across the street

Bring it on weather. We have a roof.

Ok so maybe it’s only partially done. And maybe the garage and outdoor room aren’t covered yet. But dammit, we’ve got one. At it looks good too! Oh, and did I mention our bricks were cleaned this week? There’s lots to catch up on! Our site supervisor did a good job this week keeping us up to speed, and when we heard on Thursday that the roof was finished on the main part of the house and the bricks were to be cleaned on Friday – needless to say, we were pretty excited.

We showed up this afternoon (with new camera in hand of course), and were blown away with how the roof looked. Prior to seeing it in the sunlight, I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about the colour. I worried that the fascia colour we chose (Dune) wouldn’t look right against the roof colour (Woodland Grey). Admittedly I was afraid the Woodland Grey Colorbond would be too dark against our Brampton bricks.

I was wrong.

The colour scheme looked fantastic and the roof colour matched the brick really nicely. Both have a slightly green tint to them. Perfect. But obviously the roof hasn’t been installed completely. Here’s why:

You’ve probably noticed, the house isn’t weather proofed yet. Above the bricks, in the areas not yet completed, we are set to have cladding installed. As you’ve probably guessed, the tradesmen need the scaffolding to install this cladding, and said scaffolding would interfere with the garage and outdoor room roof areas. So what’s next? These areas of the home will be wrapped with a protective material and the cladding will then be installed. Once completed (which should be next week), the scaffolding will then come down and the remaining roof areas should be completed.

This, more or less, puts us at lock up. Our house will appear completed from the outside, but it’s when the interior of the home really comes alive. The home is fitted out with insulation, electrical, cupboards, gyprock, and the lot – everything that would be required to complete the home. As many have warned us, this final stage of the build process is the longest – primarily because it’s difficult to see any progress happening inside.

But until then, I’ll continue to post pictures of the progress, and keep you all updated. When it does, I’ll be the fool peering in the window trying to ascertain what’s going on inside. But for now, here’s some 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. maja says:

    Meant to ask you yesterday- what is cladding? And I assume gyprock is the interior drywall?
    Looks great!

  2. Stefan says:

    Cladding, or I guess weatherboard, is just that – more of a laminate/board finish rather than bricks.

    And yeah, gyprock is drywall.

  3. Belinda says:

    hey stefan & megan

    looking great guys, the roof looks fantastic. i cant wait to start building. stefan would you still be able to send me a copy of the photo from our block of land please?
    i love the colours you picked xxx

  4. Stefan says:

    Hi Belinda,

    Apologies, I completely dropped the ball on this. I will get you the photo today. Thanks for the kind words – we look forward to seeing your progress!

  5. Kriss says:

    I like the roof. It is the perfect amount of contrast to the brick. Keep your spirits up guys. This is exciting.

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