Saturday, January 23, 2010

Slowly taking shape

We were quite surprised to see the builders working today (Saturday), but I think they will most probably take Monday off to make a long weekend out of Australia Day.

Anyway it's good to see it taking shape. I had another "How did we not notice this?" moment, when I saw the external wall frame. It's another inclined wall, which explains why the designer put the washing machine where he did in the original plan, and which means I can't have it where I decided I wanted big deal. But the front corner is my WIR and now I have no idea how they'll put shelving and drawers on an inclined wall. All I know is that they will probably charge us twice as much to do it :-(

Looking across the hallway, through to the laundry and then the WIR (there will be a wall between these of course).

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Roof frame started

Roof framing started last week and they seem to be making steady progress. There are actually 3 separate roofs on the house. The first 2 are almost framed. I think they are waiting on the welder to come back from holidays for the third still needs a couple more metal beams apparently.

From the western side...

From the eastern side...

A "perty" rainbow when we were at the house the other day...And today (Thursday 21st) the excavator was back to back fill at the rear of the house. The way they've done it, most of the water should collect at the back of the flat area and run along there. Now we just have to work out what to plant here???

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

And more frame...

So they've started the internal frame for the minor bedrooms which are all along the back wall. The frame stick up above the beam as there are highlight windows here. These will be the only windows or the kids' rooms...hope it will be enough!

Bedroom 2 DD1 has dibs on this room.
Bedroom 3 ... for DS1 or DS2

Wall niche at top of stairs.

Bedroom 4 for DD2

And Bedroom 5...again for DS1 or DS2. The smallest looks tiny. When Tom and I went up and saw the size of the rooms after they poured the slab (they had the rooms drawn on the floor) we couldn't believe how small this room was and how we hadn't noticed it before. Oh well, the kids will just have to make use of the rumpus...which is not that big either *insert shrugs shoulders emoticon* We keep telling them that at least they each get their own room, which has to better than sharing like they have to now.

Powder room...will have a small vanity on the left. Bathroom is next to this on the left. AE has suggested putting up some temporary walls in the bathroom so we can muck around with the bath, shower and vanity sizes to see what works best.