It’s starting to feel like a house!

The front of the house with french doors.

I think we’ve set a record this weekend. *Checks watch* Yep. We’ve officially spent more time at the house this weekend than we have at any point during the build process thus far.

On Saturday morning, we received a phone call from our site supervisor, letting us know that the carpenters were on site working a half day trying to catch up on some of the time lost during the poor weather from earlier this week. It’s nice to hear that our SS is trying to keep things on schedule for us/them. He also briefed us on what is to come over the next two weeks.

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Electrical Inspection

Electrical InspectionEarlier today, we had an onsite electrical inspection with our site supervisor to ensure that all our light points, power points, data points etc. were in the right places. All in all, everything looked pretty good. Plus, it gave us the chance to see the interior of the house up close!

There were a few minor changes that will need to be fixed, but they did a pretty good job. The only issue were around the ducted air conditioning running through a wall that required a cavity for a roller door, and the power point and cable points in the linen closet need to be moved onto an adjacent wall. Other than that, it all looked pretty good!

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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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