Monday, January 24, 2011

Roof is all but done

Ok, so not much more to say for this update, except that the roof tiles were delivered and installed last week.  Also. as of today the internal plumbing and gas is being connected up.

Everything tracking to plan so far, so we're happy.  Would like to see the bricklayers back on site soon because it would just make everything seem more whole, you know?

Anyway, here's the latest pics

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Roof is on Fire!!

Thursday 12th Feb and as expected the roof trusses were installed.

Next steps from here will be a site cleanup on Saturday, followed by delivery and installation of facia's and guttering, then on Wednesday 19th we're hoping to see the roof tiles start to get laid.

So, we have a full shell of the house now, and can really see what it is going to look like on the block.  Standing alongside it makes it feel really big, I suppose being able to see up through the second floor and the roof, out to the open sky, has that effect though.  Still, with my fear of heights I can't see me getting up to clean the gutters too often.

Took these photos late in the evening, so we were running out of light.  Will take some clearer daytime pictures next time we're out there.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

And we're back in 3......2.......1.......

Ok, so the builders are definitely living up to our expectations at the moment.  They had initially said it could be up to 5 weeks off for the Christmas period, however then said it likely would be less because a lot of the contractors want to start working as soon as they can.  So we were told they would begin again on Jan 10th.  As it turns out, construction resumed after the Christmas break on Jan 7th, which means they only stopped work for approx 2.5 weeks instead of the initially quoted 5 weeks.

We headed out to site on Monday 10th just to have a look and see if the builders were on site, we thought they may have left because there was a fair bit of rain about.  As it turns out, they were sitting in the garage waiting for the rain to stop, and also waiting on delivery of the frames for the second level.  So we got the chance to meet the site supervisor, and some of the carpenters.

It is great to know that they don't walk off at the first sign of drizzle, and excellent to meet them all in person and have a chat about the house and what is to happen next.

As of Wednesday 11th afternoon, the second floor frames have been erected and the roof trusses have been delivered.  We are hoping for some decent weather today, and fingers crossed that they will get the roof trusses erected some time today.  Once that is completed it will be over to the brickies or the roof tilers.  Site Supervisor says once the trusses are up, he will make the call as to whether the roof tiles will go on immediately or not.  We are hoping the tiles get done asap because then it should reduce potential delays that may be caused by future rain.

as always, latest pics below