Building A New House
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - Lighting Selectio181
Aug 10, 2013 1:50 pm
Mega Insulation! We opted to have insulation in all the walls (ceiling was required for energy rating), plus the extra acoustic batting for the home theatre room. Sooo much insulation!
Couldn't resist another view photo from master bedroom.
The insulation guys weren't the smartest bunch as they put in insulation over the top of speaker cables in the HT room. Hubby had to feed it back out.
Hubby had the pre-plastering walk through on Thursday and all's good. So the house is now essentially at lock-up.
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - Insulation182
Aug 11, 2013 10:24 pm
That is a lot of insulation! I'm craving fairy floss now
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - Insulation184
Aug 22, 2013 10:56 am
Well, I haven't posted for awhile despite progress on the house. Reason being we've had a bit (a lot) of a sad time in our house with the loss of our pet cat Kiki who had to be euthanised last Friday. As tough as it is going through that with any pet, she was a young cat with no prior poor health who just came down with 'a cough' and 5 days later nothing could be done to save her. As you can imagine this has been a real shock to the family and we are really feeling her loss.
I have not felt like doing any house updates because it doesn't seem right to be happy over anything right now. I know that's a phase and it will pass, but - yeah.
Here she is:
So, here are the updates anyway. We've got floorboards done and plaster going in. The floorboard is Messmate.
My Hamptons build (completed):
Moved in Wednesday 11th Dec 2013
Front landscaping completed June 2016
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(185
Aug 22, 2013 2:17 pm
Plaster is looking great, Cinder....but I'm so sorry to read about your cat. What gorgeous markings she had. It does get easier. We had to do the same with our 17 year old cat last January. I sometimes still 'see' her out the corner of my eye and often think I hear her bell.
Sending you my deepest condolences
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(186
Aug 22, 2013 2:48 pm
Thanks heaps Stormy. It does help that others understand what you're going through.
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(187
Aug 22, 2013 3:21 pm
What a sad time for you Cinder She was a gorgeous looking girl. I hope you'll begin to feel happier soon. Your house is looking beautiful
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Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(188
Aug 22, 2013 3:40 pm
Thank you Wizard, hope so too - and thanks for the house comment too
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(189
Aug 22, 2013 10:56 pm
I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss Cinder Pets are such a big part of the family so I understand how devastated you must feel.
Your floorboards are looking lovely
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(190
Aug 22, 2013 11:02 pm
Hi Cinder, good to see progress so that you have some good news...
I lost one of my dogs earlier in the year and miss him every single day. I just wish I could have one last cuddle. Like you I had to put him down and it was so hard. I'm glad I have a great photo of him, just like the one you have of Kiki. I'm sending you my sincerest wishes that your memories of her will bring you and your family solace.
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(191
Aug 23, 2013 12:49 am
Thank you both. It's a dreadful thing to have to go thru, wouldn't wish it on anyone to be honest. But, we have to remember the good times, & there were plenty.
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(192
Aug 23, 2013 10:34 pm
I've only just joined the forum and I'm building a traditional house quite similar to yours, however I wanted to say that I'm thinking of you and understand what you're going through. We lost our darling cat of 16 years not long ago and I still miss him dearly. They are so much part of our family, and it hurts so much. Hard to explain unless you go through it.
So I wanted to say that I'm thinking of you and understand some of your grief. The photos and memories are so precious, I hope you can take some comfort that Kiki had a wonderful life with you.
Take care and I'm really looking forward to seeing your house finished. You have a beautiful home and so much like the vision I have for ours, so I love following your thread. Sending you my sincere thoughts and best wishes at this time.
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(193
Aug 24, 2013 1:24 am
Sorry about your cat Cinder, she was just gorgeous, she looks like a Bengal. My cat is getting. Your home is looking amazing. Take care
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(194
Aug 24, 2013 11:33 am
Thank you Miss Marple, exactly right. It's hard because I'm trying not to think about it but then I feel I don't want to forget her so it's a torn feeling. The most difficult part of having pets.
Thanks Charnley, yes she was a Bengal cat with an amazing personality. Expected to have so much longer with her but at the end of the day you just never know. Certainly reminds you of the fragility of life.
ANYWAY! We are away this weekend so no more house pics but will get some Mon.
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - :(195
Aug 26, 2013 5:56 pm
Kitchen going in today, definitely looking good.
A few issues with things we changed on variations not being done (moved/added powerpoints) so hopefully that gets rectified ASAP.
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - Kitchen/Laundry198
Aug 26, 2013 9:57 pm
Thanks to you both. Haven't seen it in the flesh yet (hubby took pics). Yes it's great to see it taking shape.
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - Kitchen/Laundry199
Aug 26, 2013 10:55 pm
Re: Classic style weatherboard Melbourne - Kitchen/Laundry200
Aug 29, 2013 11:32 am
Seeing a lot of progress at the moment which is great. Really getting a feel for the final product now. Best part is, stairs are in so we no longer need to use a ladder to go upstairs.
Ignore the holes in the wall.
Everything looking pretty messy at the moment but obviously that will get cleaned up.
We've been given a rough handover time of 8 weeks, so that's great. Can start planning to get floorboard staining and carpeting done (not included).
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