Building A New House
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Lockup (vry nrly almost)121
May 04, 2014 12:45 am
Iove the fence, particularly the wood one! That will add a lovely earthy element to the exterior! Great idea the house is coming together beautifully
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Lockup (vry nrly almost)123
May 04, 2014 10:05 pm
Thanks guys! Submitting my annual leave on Monday. We're both taking a month off, two weeks before the move and two after. So exciting now that's it's almost there!
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Lockup (vry nrly almost)124
May 05, 2014 10:33 pm
Hi, your house is looking great! I came across this post because we are ion the process of deciding on wall cladding colour and we are leaning towards Monument. Our architect wants us to have silver windows though but I noticed you guys are going for black. Do you have any photos of your external walls yet? I would love to see how it looks! We prefer black but they think it will be do much dark on dark I'm not convinced!
Good luck with the rest of your build and the big move!
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Lockup (vry nrly almost)125
May 05, 2014 11:33 pm
Hi Cazpet! I would LOVE to post photos of the cladding but it's not on yet. I've got fingers and toes crossed it's on by the end of the week and then I will definitely post photos for you. I just wanted to keep it as simple as I could so I made them the same colour. It's neutral with anything happening inside the house and I really like house they frame the views. But silver would be good too. If you want I can pm you photos when I have them. What kind of cladding are you having? And what colour roof?
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Lockup (vry nrly almost)126
May 06, 2014 11:09 pm
I'm loving watching this unfold. Looking forward to new pics when you're at that point.
Just curious, we are building an extension and are thinking of Colorbond Dune render and windows, and Wallaby roof. Do you think that would work? (It's got to sit against some stylin' 70s orange brick, so I want to keep it neutral and calm...). TIA.
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Lockup (vry nrly almost)127
May 07, 2014 8:25 pm
My lovely man went up to the block late this arvo and took some pics of our first little bit of cladding. They only started after lunch.
Peachland- I'm convinced that Dune is the closest light shade to Wallaby so I think that would look good. I will post pictures once our garage door in Dune goes in and that might give you a better idea of how that will look
I won't be able to get up tomorrow but I'm meeting the carpet guy over there on Friday so I'll take some better pics then.
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Cladding started!128
May 08, 2014 8:23 pm
Excited to take more photos tomorrow! YEW! Apparently the front is done or getting there so I'me excited to see it and maybe (fingers crossed) some tiles too.
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Cladding done!129
May 09, 2014 10:02 pm
Hi all! Went up to meet the carpet guy and got some photos. The cladding guys were nearly finished and it all looks great if I do say so myself. Very sharp indeed.
There was also a box of our tiles open in the second bedroom.
Annoyingly, I told the carpet guy there were only 3 rooms with carpet and forgot about the study entirely. Very, very frustrating. I'm going to have to get him back up to measure for that room. Why is my brain so stupid sometimes???
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Cladding done!132
May 11, 2014 3:30 pm
Thanks guys! I'm pretty in love with it. I'm also very glad we didn't go with white for the eaves.
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Cladding done!134
May 11, 2014 8:19 pm
Thank you The tiler starts on Tuesday and I think the kitchen is going in temporarily so they can check the fit but they are taking it out again in order to finish off the concrete floors they'll do their lacquer or acid wash or whatever it is they do to finish them. Then the kitchen will be able to go back in properly and be finished off. Once the tiler finishes the floors, the vanities, laundry tub and screens etc. can all be installed and when the tiler gets a chance he can then finish off the wall and skirting tiles.
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Cladding done!136
May 13, 2014 11:04 am
Thanks 1rocky! The builder was telling me yesterday that when he first drove up and saw it he was like 'woah uh....hm' Didn't know quite what to make of it but he said now he reckons it's alright. I guess that's a seal of approval. I have to go up to the house some time today to drop off one of our downlights so they can cut the holes in the plaster and the insulation guy can finish, knowing where they're all going. So help me god if I don't see some floor tiles going down, I will have the right dirts. Builder's been having some trouble with him saying he's going to be there and not showing up. He;s apparently done the same thing at a close by job that the builder recommended him for and I have a feeling if he doesn't pull his finger out soon, that's the last recommendation he'll get from the best builder in town. We have 5 weeks left and we can't be waiting for him to get his act together. They need to start fixing off now and he's holding it up.
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Cladding done!137
May 13, 2014 1:08 pm
And once again the tiler has postponed until Thursday
Re: Custom Build (Armidale): Cladding done!139
May 15, 2014 5:35 pm
Everybody can exhale a sigh of relief, we have a tiler. He was there all day today and I think he'll be tiling tomorrow as well. *phew*
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