Our garage door

Our garage door

As far as we’re aware, there hasn’t been any progress on our french door issue, but our preoccupation with that issue temporarily subsided when our neighbour sent across a picture this morning…of our new garage door!

It’s a “dark oak” wood look Colorbond door! Obviously cheaper than a real wood door, it will also require a lot less maintanence than real wood would. After all, I’m already having to look after all the other wooden doors, windows, and gable in-fills. I reckon I’ll be getting really good at sanding and staining over the next few years.

All from me today – not much else happening, but thought I’d share nonetheless.

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.

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Cold mornings make for a wonderful view

It’s cold today. Frankly, it never really warmed up. Topping out at a balmy 15c (59F), we had the oil heaters working overtime and the fire stocked with wood. The nice thing about these cold mornings is that it seems to motivate our soon-to-be neighbour Amanda to get up, brave the cold, and take some amazing photos of Stonecutters Ridge in the morning light. You may remember this shot, when the golf course turned white with frost. This morning, it was our new roof!

Colorbond roof with frost

I can only assume that the tradesmen installing the roof were working that much harder to keep warm this week. It’s Tuesday, which means the majority of the roof, barring joints and rivets has already been installed. Our site supervisor said the roof takes a week to install. Maybe it will – I honestly have no idea. But for one days work, I’m very impressed. It’s finally starting to look like a house! Granted our Woodland Grey Colorbond roof is looking a bit lighter than it will on any other given day, but finally – it’s all coming together.

Well have heaps more photos this weekend of a completed roof (fingers crossed). After all, it will give me a chance to try out my new camera, a Canon 5D Mark II. In case you haven’t seen, I’ve got quite a bit of my work on the website – it’s a big hobby of mine. Be sure to drop me a line if you’re into photography as well – I never turn down the chance to talk a bit of shop.

Is the bricking finished?

Front of house

Wondering when we might move on to the next phase of the build process, we find ourselves asking the question,”Is the bricking finished?” Sadly, not yet. But we ARE close!

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Our roofing choice – Colorbond Steel

Colorbond Roofing

Our plantation style home is just that – a home that has many features that you’d find on a plantation home from Queensland and other tropical areas of the world. Extended eaves and outdoor living was an important part of the design as well as the ability to open up the house and let the air flow through it, something that becomes very important when the humidity levels rise. One of the options (a relatively dear option) given to us was to upgrade from tiles to Colorbond roofing. For us, this decision was a no brainer…

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