Well a lot has happened this week, we have our frame up and some of our windows in. Can not believe how fast this part of the build has gone. We had a bit of rain during the week and the builders just worked on regardless. There is a house across the street from us ( started about a month before us) and one around the corner (this one started about 2 months before us) both are knock down re-builds and we have now over taken both of them. Can not fault Kurmond on the building phase. Every thing is running very smoothly. Michael one of the owners of Kurmond was on site on Friday checking everything and went through any questions we had.
Our main question was about how the stairs are going to look, we were going to have a door to under the stairs from the hall way, but we think we may have the door open up into the garage. This should give us a bit more space for things like bikes and camping equipment. We also had to work out if we wanted our handrail to go to the top of the stairs with a post or have it butt up to the half wall at the top of the stairs, this looks out into a void near the front door.
So on Saturday morning DCQ and I went off to the Oran Park display homes to find inspiration. (DCQ has no idea on how to visualise) We think we have come up with a solution, we just have to check it with our site supervisor on Monday.
It seems as the frame goes up and you can see rooms and different areas appear, the house seems bigger than I thought.
The last bits of the frame should be done by mid week and we are getting the bricks delivered by the end of the week.
Lets hope we don't have too much rain in the next few weeks.
|Frame ready to go up (Thursday afternoon)|
|This was done by 8.00am Friday morning|
|Crane came to put up I beams and top floor frame|
|End of the Thursday|
|Study windows in|
|Back of the house|
Brad's room is on the left Larni's on the right
Walk in robes in the middle
|Roof on Friday|
|top floor living area and bedroom 4 to the right|
|Family room out to alfresco on the right|
|Kitchen (from family room)|