We have finally decided on our external colour scheme for the house.
This was not an easy task and one that we were still debating right up until the night before the roof colorbond had to be ordered.
For ages now the house has been (and still is) littered with paint swatches and computer print outs of houses in various colour schemes stuck on the fridge. We finally decided to go with a dark colorbond roof in monument in a trim deck profile as opposed to the usual corrugated profile.
trim deck profile
American colorbond profile
That sorted we knew we still wanted white gutters, window surrounds and garage doors. You would think that white would be pretty simple colour to find in gutters and garage doors, WRONG, unfortunately the closest colour to white that colorbond makes is Surfmist which is not white but a very light beige colour. Admittedly it does look white in the sunlight but you would think that with the squillions of dollars a year that colourbond makes they could produce a basic white. The reason for them not doing this is not clear to me, maybe all whites discolour over time, I’m not sure, but again I refer to the squillions they make and wonder why they cant come up with a UV stabilized white. So we had to go with surfmist for the guttering and hopefully the slight difference wont be noticeable. Anyway rant over about surfmist.
The second dilemma was the weatherboard colour, after many failed attempts to convince my husband that there is a colour referred to as ‘greige’ which is a warm toned grey we finally decided on Dulux Flooded Gum at 50% strength which we think will look brilliant with the dark roof and white trim around the windows (we hope) below are a couple of pics of schemes that we like.
Dulux Flooded Gum and half strength Flooded Gum
Light grey weatherboard
Greige exterior Colour Scheme
Grey weatherboard Hamptons style house
It seems to be ages since my last post so apologies for those of you following.
Things have been absolutely powering along lately with trades everywhere.
We have a roof now and a good looking one at that. The roof was something we had agonized over for ages, light or dark, tile or tin. Finally we decided on a dark roof in colorbond monument in a trimdeck profile. We had decided that if we went for tin we wanted something to look similar to the profiles that are used in American houses and after seeing a house in City Beach that is being built by Talbot Le Page Design we decided to go in that direction as it looks amazing.
Trimdeck roof in Monument
Roof and gutter detail
Talbot and Josh from Talbot Le Page Design have been helping us out with suggesting tradies and getting quotes and a wealth of knowledge in the building industry, without them we would have been stuck a few times as owner builders having limited access to tradies etc but these guys have certainly lightened the load.
The R9WA guys have been pulling long hours installing our windows and getting us to lock up, we are still thrilled with the product and now its weather tight you can begin to see the thermal properties working.
We have had so much rain in the last week but which hasn’t helped but we now have started the cladding on the outside, which is exciting but along with that came the decision on external paint colour, I will talk about that in a separate post because that is a long topic 🙂
dining room french doors
The very sexy double glazed windows are installed. They are white but most still have the protective tape on and havent got the trim details attached but are still really nice. The fly screens are retractable and roll back into the sides of the windows and will be concealed by a white facia panel.
Kitchen window with retractable screen
upstairs sitting room window
internal roof and air con install