Painting and Plaster Progress

It is now part way through June and we are hoping for a September move in date. Things have been powering on and we have had that many people on site its hard to find a parking spot most days.

We have had a team of plasterers for the last week putting up gyprock and starting on the cornicing upstairs. We had some quotes on rendering and white skim coating the interior but surprisingly it was cheaper to gyprock and tape the entire interior rather than plaster, this also worked out better in the two storey height great room as we could use really large sheets of gyprock across the upper  slab which would do away with putting a stringer around the join to disguise cracking around the slab line that usually occurs in plastered interiors.

The cornice we chose was CSR Concerto, we had a moment this morning of google-ing pictures of it to double check which way it was to be installed as this one can be used either way, in the end we chose based on what looked better holding it to the ceiling and we are happy with it.

We have had our cabinets check measured on site, I’ve lost sleep over the design of the kitchen so I hope it looks as good in reality as what I envision it to look like. At this stage the cabinetry will be ready by the end of July.

Josh from Talbot Le Page Design continues to be our go to man for trades, his help has been invaluable on this build and I doubt we would have kept things moving so fast without his help.

The R9WA guys are still going hard finishing off the windows, which thanks to the millions of cross bars that need to be applied are proving a time consuming  job, these Hampton style windows are a lot of work but look brilliant, the guys are doing a brilliant job.

The build is changing daily so I will post more photos of the progress soon.

Exterior progress

Exterior progress

Exterior

Exterior

Weatherboard in Dulux Flooded Gum half and window detail

Weatherboard in Dulux Flooded Gum half and window detail

Interior plaster upstairs sitting room

Interior plaster upstairs sitting room

Cornice plastering detail - Concerto

Cornice plastering detail – Concerto

Plastering completed upstairs

Plastering completed upstairs

Chimney breast plastering

Chimney breast plastering

Master bedroom plasterwork

Master bedroom plasterwork

Blue board moisture resistant gyprock in ensuite

Blue board moisture resistant gyprock in ensuite

Backyard view of office window

Backyard view of office window

Backyard view facing Great room upstairs windows

Backyard view facing Great room upstairs windows

View from backyard of Upstairs sitting room bifold windows

View from backyard of Upstairs sitting room bifold windows

 

Block Preparation and Lower Floor Slab

On 12 November 2013 we commenced site works, with the compaction test done we had the levels finalized ready for concrete. We are one street back from the beach so soil is quite sandy. The house is a two story 5 bedroom with majority of the bedrooms upstairs. The block had a wide frontage so we have a 3 car garage across the front to the right of the house.

131112 Pad Preparation #1

pad prep

Levels finalised compaction test complete

Levels finalized compaction test complete

The 14th of November, footings down ready to box up lower slab, plumbing pre lay done.

Footings down ready to box up lower slab

Footings down ready to box up lower slab

Plumbing prelay

Plumbing pre-lay

16TH November, concrete pour starts for the ground floor slab.

Lower slab concrete pour

Lower slab concrete pour

Concrete pour

Concrete pour lower slab

concrete pour

concrete pour

Finished slab

Finished slab right hand side

Slab down front view

Slab down front view

lower slab bathroom plumbing

lower slab bathroom plumbing