Jan 17, 2008 8:41 pm
Hi every body, this is our slab...Hooray
At the moment there is part frame on it and the rafters should be on tomorrow. More pictures to come...this is my first attempt for pictures.
Re: Our House5
Jan 17, 2008 8:58 pm
I must say I am very proud of myself to work out both my avatar and how to post a photo for the last 2 days. To most people, it is a very simple task, but to me it was actually quite difficult because I am not very computer literate.
So I say, bring on more photos
As you can see, it is a lovely location but the sacrifice is that we dont have a normal backyard that most people would have. We will live in a "fishbowl" as most the houses on the river are very open and sticky beaks like myself like to walk by and take a peak. It is a big house as we have just had our 3rd baby and we need room.
I am so excited about this house being built and I have enjoyed reading about other posters wonderful journeys such as Mek, ladyice, Matt just to name a few.
Re: Our House10
Jan 19, 2008 3:30 pm
More photos...the trusses went on today and they had to stop because of the rain...Would you believe it
This picture is at the front of our house
A view from our family room window
Re: Our House13
Jan 19, 2008 4:17 pm
Hi Perry, that long steel bit dangling out will actualy support our veranda that will appear to be suspended on the outside. I just hope the carpenters return on Monday as the second story is suppose to be started.
Re: Our House14
Jan 19, 2008 4:24 pm
Congrats, Mrs. B! How far are you in your colour/fittings selections?
Hi Mek, I probably have selected everything but the builder dosent need to know yet...one of the advantages of going with a custom builder. This is my colour board that I refer to as a reference.
Re: Our House15
Jan 19, 2008 4:32 pm
Hi Mrs B
Can you plse let us know where you are thinking of putting the different selections. I'd love to know what type of wood that is... and whether that is travertine?
Cheers & thanx
Re: Our House16
Jan 19, 2008 4:51 pm
The tile is Isernia Limestone but as beautiful as it is, I am not going to use it
Limestone is very porous and not worth the headache of always having to be careful with it. I have selected a tile that looks very similiar but its not the same.
We are having Calacutta marble for the vanities in the upstairs bathrooms, the cabinets with wood veneer from Eveneer(Evenmink).
The floor displayed is spotted gum but I have been told that it can be a soft wood...so maintenance issues again.
My walls will be Dulux Whisper White but feature colours will be used throughout as per board.
Benchtops for all down stairs will be White Diamond from Quantum Quartz(not Shown) and cabinets 2 pac white. Accent colour will be the Evenmink ..wood veneer to give the kitchen more interest.
I have mixed and matched materials throughout the house to give it a consistent look throughout.
Re: Our House17
Jan 19, 2008 5:00 pm
Picture of my tiles...
Back tile...laundry and bathroom down stairs
Middle tile...upstair bathrooms
Front tile...for all wet areas on walls in combination with floor tiles.
Re: Our House18
Jan 19, 2008 8:09 pm
Hey Mrs B
The top and bottom tiles are similar to the ones we selected for our wet areas.
Your house is coming along very well and you've pulled together lovely selections. We considered travertine but changed our mind due to the upkeep. I'm pretty sure that spotted gum is durable .. it has a hardness rating which is higher than Jarrah (from memory Ironbark is slightly harder ). So the upkeep shouldn't be too onerous ... we are also laying spotted gum .
Good luck ... you have made a great start and the location is beautiful . I'll be watching your progress with interest
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