Saturday, 29 November 2014

Cladding, Insulation and some other things

Hi, we had some progress during the past week. Ground floor roof tiles were installed, insulation and cladding were started. Also cornices and gyprock were delivered. Some additional work has been done to fix some observations found by a builder inspector we hired to check that everything was in order. Most of the observations were related to some missing and lose noggins. Only 3 from the whole report were classified as defects, and there was an additional observation about seeking the engineer certification for a post that is supporting one of the blue steel bars (the one close to the stairs). Last Friday I've received a call from our SS letting us know that someone will be working on fixing those issues and everything should be done by Monday.

We were to the site on Friday and Saturday, we noticed that they were actually working on Saturday morning.

Here some pics:

Cladding in front of the house was installed on Friday,  Saturday there was some work done for the sides and the rear of the house.

The door frame was delivered weeks ago but it is still just sitting in the studio.

Two types of cornices were delivered on Friday.

Gyprock was delivered on Friday and was distributed between the first and ground floor.

 There is a new pipe, it says Telstra... we imaging it is for the NBN.

Ceiling insulation

Ceiling insulation

Can you see the blue thing under the insulation? It is a damage to the membrane that goes underneath the roof tiles.We mentioned this to the SS weeks ago, he told us that they will fix it. Yesterday, we moved a little bit that part of the insulation and we realised that nothing has been done and it is still broken.We reckon that can create leaks and we are not happy that we need to highlight the same issue several times. We found in the floor a section of this membrane which apparently was supposed to be used to fix this, however it wasn't used and the problem was just hidden under the insulation.

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 4

Bedroom 4

This is how our backyard looks at the moment.

Looks like the order of bricks was too generous (these are the remaining bricks).

Some noggins for a TV in the upper family room


The view in the path in front of the house :-)

Friday, 21 November 2014

We are back...

Hi everyone, apologies for the long pause. These last week have been a little bit full on. I'm currently doing a master degree and I was finishing assignments and final exams. It is really hard to juggle the full time job, the master and the building of our house, however I've just finished my final exam and now I'm officially on holidays (only from the univ.).. well at least for the next 3 months :-)

There has been some progress in our house during the last weeks, it is still a little bit slow with some days with no activity at all, but the days where the tradies are working... man they are quick.

So, this happen since the last post:
  1. Brick work has been finished.
  2. Upper gutter and fascia.
  3. Air conditioned conducts and electrical connections were done.
  4. Roof Tiles for ground floor roof were delivered.
  5. Upper eaves.
  6. Some small carpentry works have been done inside the house and some damaged timber have been replaced.
  7. Scaffolding was removed 
  8. Gutter and fascia in ground floor.
  9. Electrical works
  10. Some ducts in powder room and kitchen.
  11. Building materials for balcony has been delivered.
I had a chat with our SS, he told me that the roof was supposed to be installed today but it was too hot. He also mentioned that next week the roof will be finished, the insulation will be delivered and installed and gyprock will be delivered on Friday. It is possible that plastered will start working the same day. Looking forward to next week.