Sunday, August 3, 2008

It's starting to look like a house now....

In the last couple of weeks we have seen the deck put down, internal doors are on, downstairs wooden flooring has been laid, cornicing and architraves have also been done. We have also had the bathrooms and laundry waterproofed ready for tiling. Anyway, here are a few more pictures....

Us out the front of the house with our fine looking temproary front door beind us. My wife Nicole and our son Mitchell with me.

Looking at the front left hand corner of the house where we will be having a feature wall. We love the windows in these bedrooms. They let in loads of light and make the rooms seem even bigger than they are.

This is a couple of pics of the deck out the back. You can see that it flows really nicely from outside to the inside.

Looking through the opening into the media room. We are going to have some nice wooden cavity sliding doors here as a nice feature

Looking from near the media room back to where the kitchen is going to be. You can see that the wooden floors have been laid. Obviously they still need to sand the floors and polish them. They should look great once they are finished. We have also had them laid at the same angle as the deck.

This is going to be Mitchell's room. We love the brightness to this room. Those windows really open the whole room up.

This is our bedroom. The deck from our room has been done now and it is much bigger than we thought.

This is back downstairs looking from the front door towards the back. It's great that you can just see straight out to the trees outside.

This is an example of the internal doors we have chosen. Nicole really liked the 3 lines running down the door.

Nicole's favorite room. This is the upstairs sitting area. The light in here mid morning is just fantastic. This room allows us to separate our living areas a bit.

And finally.....our bathrooms have been waterproofed. Now we are ready for tiling which should happen this week sometime.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I've been slacking

While I've been pretty slack with the updates to the Blog, our builders have been flat out. We have now got the roof on, windows in, the electrical rough in has been done and AC rough in completed. This week they are doing the plaster and then we really need to make some decisions quickly.

Anyway, below are some more pictures to bring you up to date.

This is a picture showing the roof lines. The roof has been finished here and the windows are soon to go in.

Showing the front of the house with the different roof lines and levels

Windows have started to go in now. This is a picture down the side of the house. We really like the overhang at the back of the house on this side. You can also just about make out the opening downstairs which is going to be filled with large stacker doors.

Shot of the front near the garage. You can see the wilderness green colorbond above the garage. This is goingt to the the same colour and material as on the other side of the house at the front

Looking through the large window from the media room. This will be looking over the pool.

The large stacker doors have gone in downstairs. This allows the inside to connect with outoors. There wil be a deck outside and the track for the doors is set down so there is no lip between indoors and out.

View from the master bedroom. We are right in the trees here and have a balcony on the right hand side which looks straight at the bush land.

Looking from outside near where the edge of the deck will be. This shows the view through the stacker doors and through the living room to where the pool is.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

You've been framed...

It's been ages since I last upated this blog and a lot seems to have happened in that time. The frame seems to have gone up in no time and it is now starting to look like a house. It's great to actually see how the house flows from room to room and the sizes of rooms. It just makes us more eager to move in!

This first photo shows the construction of the frame when they had pretty much finished the ground floor.

This second photo shows the first floor

Next we have a view from the hallway into the media room. There are going to be cavity sliders to close this room off from the rest of the house.

Now we have the roof trusses done

This is the view from one of the bedrooms upstairs

This is looking at the front entrance of the house

And the roof has started to go on.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Anyone for a Slab

We now have a slab. We dropped around to the block this evening after work to see the progress and were surprised to find our builder and the concreter still there. Apparently they had been a bit let down by their concrete supplier not getting the trucks there on time. everything seems to be OK, it's just taking longer to dry!

Anyway, here are a couple of pics.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pool is done, and so is the blockwork

Time for another quick update.

They have finished concreting the pool, and it looks a lot bigger than we thought it was going to be. At least it now gives us a bit of perspective on the size of some of the rooms.

They have also now done the blockwork and are ready to pour the slab today.

So, hopefully the slab will be poured today and I can head over after work to take some more pics. Then we are meeting the builder on site on Saturday, by which time the ground floor frame is supposed to be up.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We have a Pool

Well, a hole in the ground at least.

Things have really started to move now.

The site has been scraped

and we have a hole in the ground which will become our pool

Apparently they will be concreting the pool tomorrow and then next week they are planning on pouring the slab.

It's great to see some action at last. Let's just hope it keeps moving at the same pace.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Good News at Last

Well we finally had the news that we have been waiting 10 weeks for. We have got Coucil approval. This came through last Tuesday and then on Wednesday the builders were out there scraping the block. We now have a block of dirt rather than grass :)

We had a site meeting with the builder on Sunday morning to go through a few decisions and have a look at the house layout. The builder had staked out the approximate outline of the house so we could get an idea of it's placement and size on the block. It's really hard to get a true perspective of the size without anything there to guide you and it all looks so small. I'm sure it will all be OK though.

Anyway, the plan at this stage is that the surveyor will be out this week to survey exactly where the slab is going to sit and then next week on Tuesday they start to dig out the pool.

It's great to see that something is starting to happen, even if it is only a scraping of the block!