Oct 31, 2007 8:52 pm
8 days of bricking and we almost have a full shell of the house. They are bricking the whole place up to 7 foot and then will put the scaffolding up to brick the whole house to 10 foot. we can actually walk through most of the house now which is really exciting. here are some picks
note the added in ensuite shower niche (where i am pretending to wash my hair!!). oh, the photos you take when you are building a house!
Re: More Bricks2
Oct 31, 2007 9:06 pm
Way to go Helen!!!!
I have to say….you seem to have that many bricks there it looks like a brick display centre.
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Re: More Bricks3
Nov 01, 2007 10:18 am
Looking good Helen.
We're sick of seeing bricks too... That's all the builders have been doing the last couple of weeks. Almost finished now though.
Looks like you guys have 10 times as many bricks to lay than us.
Re: More Bricks4
Nov 01, 2007 10:44 am
your place is coming along beautifully Mike, you even have a roof! I can't wait for our roof, cos then the solid plasterers etc can get cracking! I'm not sick of looking at bricks yet! almost, but it is still exciting. because we are building double brick we never had a frame to walk around so the bricks are extra exciting for us!! our place is certainly attracting a lot of attention on the street though!! a few people have stopped and asked how many houses we are building . Only one we tell them. How much longer before your bricks are done Mike?
Re: More Bricks5
Nov 01, 2007 10:58 am
Hopefully sometime next week. They have bricked both side walls up to the roof & ½ way up the front & back walls (as of yesterday). In saying that, they haven't started on the garage yet (I'm assuming for easy access to the rear for the builders) so the brickies still have a bit to do. Maybe a week to go might be hopeful thinking.
The double brick is definately interesting to see go up, as I haven't seen one at that stage before.
I see your point not being sick of bricks yet with no frame to look at..
Re: More Bricks7
Nov 01, 2007 11:08 am
the internal bricks are all seconds. my hubbies dad is in demolition so they are all free from houses he has demolished. this means they give a great rustic type of finish and some of them are completely different colours. the externals are called 'tuscan red' from salisbury bricks in Adelaide. they are a great textured brick and were a bit of a bargain too! i think the photos i posted are only of the internal walls. check out the blog for pics of the external colours.
this is an internal wall made from seconds. i love the look, but it will eventually be plastered!
Re: More Bricks8
Nov 01, 2007 10:54 pm
That's a lot of bricks in 8 days! How many brick layers do you have? We only have 2 and thy are quite slow. We are now in week 5, probably another 10% more to go.... almost there...
How come your builder finish the roof before the bricks? I like that idea as it protects the timber frames/boards from the rain. Unfortunately our builder do it the other way around....
Re: More Bricks9
Nov 02, 2007 9:53 am
Not sure... All the Carlisle homes I see getting built, the roof gets done before the bricks, whereas many other builders do it the other way around. Personal choice thing I guess but as you said, it is a good idea to do the roof first to keep out the weather when the brickies are doing their thing.
Re: More Bricks10
Nov 02, 2007 10:03 am
Carlisle Homes choose to do it this way as it keeps the frames drier (less chance of warping) and keeps the water off the floor (second story mainly) to prevent waterlogging of the chipboard.
Thats what Jason told me anyway!
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Re: More Bricks11
Nov 02, 2007 12:01 pm
it is a lot of bricks you are right. in total it will be 33,000 bricks! we have 4 brickies in total. they work 6am til about 3.30pm monday to friday. they don't talk to each other, they just get on with it! they are being paid per brick so they don't have any reason to drag their feet! they are all traditional old italian brickies; great workers!! we just drop off italian cakes and (australian) beer at the end of the day, and everyone is happy. their workmanship is amazing and they will probably finish the whole place (double brick, 310sqm) in 3 weeks! amazing.
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