Random fixes and…a roof!

Side of House
Well, the weather in Sydney this past week was craptastic at best, to be honest. While we need the rain, we were hoping it’d hold off a week, as the rest of our roof was supposed to be finished by Friday. As you can see from the photos, it isn’t quite finished, but we are close.

I received a call from our site supervisor on Friday to keep us up to date on what’s happening and the current time table (seeing as it seems to always be changing with the terrible weather we’ve had). Would you believe it – assuming we have good weather next week, our house will be water tight (roof and cladding completed), the electrical will be completed, the insulation will be put in, doors installed, and gyprock (dry wall for all you reading from the States)!

Holy crap!

I guess I don’t really know when I was expecting this all to happen, but that seems like a lot for a weeks worth of work. If it’s all done, that’d be absolutely fantastic. I mean, as long as roof is finished, they can work inside regardless of the weather outside. I don’t know about you, but that’s a pretty exciting thought for us – especially after the consistently annoying rain delays we’ve experienced.

On Wednesday afternoon we’re set to meet with our site supervisor to have a walk through and inspect the electrical and framework to make sure it’s how we intended. I’m looking forward to this, as we’ll have a ‘guided tour’ of our home rather than looking at it from a distance. I hope it looks as good up close as it does from afar.

So what’s next? Not sure really – I know the stairs aren’t that far off, but what comes after that? Your guess is as good as mine. I’ll be happy enough to get everything done this week that’s scheduled. I’m sure Megan will be too – it’d be a good birthday present for her.

Until next time…

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:

    All we can say is WOW!

  2. Kriss says:

    So exciting!

    Make sure you take hundreds of pictures during your electrical walk through. It is the one and only time you will see the “guts” of your house. If you want to make changes or upgrades later, you will know where the wires, etc. run. Plus, you can sit down after the walk through and triple check things. We actually found one mistake our builder made AFTER the walk through, but before it was too late! The walk through is really overwhelming and trust me, the pictures will help. Oh, and remember to take pictures looking up – we forgot that!

    I agree with Patti, WOW!

  3. Stefan says:

    Kriss – A great tip. I’ll take my new camera (which can do HD video) to documents the guts of the house. Thanks for the advice!


  4. Meggie B says:

    It’s undeniably incredible!!! And so pretty :-)


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