Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Getting a roof, progress and the race with the neighbours.

The roof has started ! Sarking and battens are on, and the front of the house has been tiled.

Next door have poured their slab and I am hoping i can stay a couple of weeks ahead in construction (I want to be first in my street !).

Yesterday I ordered the insulation for the ceilings and walls, and the acoustic insulation to go into the theatre. I have also added further insulation for the bathrooms, so we can minimise the sounds of the bathroom and toilets escaping into the bedrooms.

Bricks are due on site Friday, and the bricklayer is due Monday. I am about to select my front door and laundry door so I can have them on site when the brickie has finished and lock up the house.

I've been a tad slack and have yet to let the mechanical and plasterboard trades. I have my quotations in, and will make a decision by the end of the week.

I am also still yet to finalise the internal joinery. I should have a kitchen & laundry price back tomorrow, based on a sketch I supplied them. Hopefully i am somewhere within range of budget. I am yet to complete the designs on the bathroom and powder room vanities. I am also thinking of fitting out the study and rumpus room joinery during construction (rather than waiting until we move in).

By the end of the weekend I hope to have all the minor details finalised, and all the finishing trades ready to go.

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