Paint Colour and Progress

Latest exterior

Latest exterior photo

It has been a while since my last post. Things are at the pointy end now and we have started on painting the void areas before the scaffolding was dropped in these areas. The main wall colour we have chosen is British paints Stone Path, the photos are not a good representation of it, its a nice grey/beige.

The exterior is taking shape now the porch roofing has been completed but there are still quite a few details to be finished off on the outside. The tiling starts on Monday, that’s a bit exciting and I guess when it all starts looking more complete. This is also the stressful part where you wonder if all the selection you have made are going to end up looking like they do in your head.

The cabinets are now in production and are due for install at the end of the month, its hard to believe that by the end of this month it will be finished to that extent. The amount of overlapping/organising of the different finishes at this stage is immense, already the install of the timber flooring  has delayed the island bench install as we need it to sit on top of the timber as it has a skirting board around it and we wanted to do away with beading around the base of the cabinets. As with other trades once one thing is delayed it has a knock on effect on everything else. This is the part you wish would run smoothly but never does, needless to say wine consumption in our house in the evening has gone up to cope with the stress.

The end is in sight though now. The next post I will show you the finishes we have chosen.

View looking down to to the great room

View looking down to to the great room chimney breast

Round void window

Round void window

temp balustrauding around void

temp balustrading around void

Ready for garage doors

Ready for garage doors

 

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