Building A New House
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - ready to start21
Nov 10, 2014 7:51 am
Bamboo floors are lovely! And hard-wearing so sounds like an ideal choice.
I'm sure the winter sun isn't as needed where you are
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - footings & slab22
Dec 04, 2014 6:57 am
Well there's been some real action on the block the last week & a bit. Truck loads of dirt dug out for the footings & piers:
and a slab for the front part of the house:
Carpenters are due in within the next couple of days to start the frame and the suspended floor at the back of the block. Looking forward to seeing what they can manage to knock up before the Xmas break.
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - footings & slab24
Dec 06, 2014 12:56 pm
Woohoo for a slab!! It's funny how it can seem to take foreverrrrrrr and then all of a sudden, boom! Progress! Hopefully things will pick up pace for you now.
Our build thread: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=69984
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - framing26
Dec 18, 2014 9:41 am
Progress on the framing from last week. First day I think was mainly setting things out, but we did see a small result...
We thought the frames might have been prefabricated, but the carpenters make them on site, so our progress was a little slower than some we've seen here. After a couple of days though we had the front part of the house completed.......
...and were able to walk through to start getting a real feel for the place...
And they had also made a start on the suspended floor at the back.........
We've been getting a few storms in Brisbane over the past couple of weeks, so the site supervisor has told us they'll try and get the roof on before Xmas to provide some protection whilst they're on their break. They've certainly been powering on this week so we're hoping they'll manage to do so. I'll try and get some pictures of this week's progress up at the weekend.
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - framing27
Dec 19, 2014 7:53 am
Hey brolga, I'm loving your thread, and the custom nature of your design. The fact the chippies are knocking the frames up on site-total respect to them and their craft.
How have the storms affected you? How are you looking for the roof on before Xmas?
My wife and I building our custom home in towards the city as well, and I'm praying for fine weather to get the roof on and windows in before Xmas-so fingers and toes crossed for us both . It feels like it's gonna be one helluva wet Summer.
Home is where the lot is
Construction commenced 3rd November 2014
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - framing28
Dec 22, 2014 11:32 am
Hey thebrolga - looking great! I bet you can't wait to sit on that back suspended bit
Will you get a shorter xmas shutdown period? (our tradies don't start back till 13th Jan)
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - framing completed29
Dec 31, 2014 1:33 pm
Progress up until Xmas. Suspended floor and wall frame at the back........
with the roof trusses and ceiling batons........
and almost ready for the roofing....
We were a little disappointed that the roof didn't make it on by Xmas as planned, particularly given the recent wet weather. We were very pleasantly surprised therefore when we went to the house yesterday to mop it out a bit, and found someone fitting the fascia & guttering. The Site Supervisor tells us that even though the carpenters won't be returning to work until 19 January, he hopes to get the roofers in on Monday. This will be great and will give us a couple of weeks protection from the elements we didn't expect. We'll have to see though whether it comes off.
How did you go with your roof Will - any luck? And which part of Brisbane are you building in?
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - framing completed30
Jan 01, 2015 11:22 am
I hear you about the roof... but I'm jealous that you have had some work done over this xmas / new year period.
It is looking great! Really takes shape once the roof trusses are in.
Happy New Year btw. 2015 the year of the new home
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - roof on33
Jan 16, 2015 2:14 pm
What a beautiful looking house and certainly a lot of thought gone into making it not your average house. Will be following along your progress.
Build thread: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=75302
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - roof on34
Jan 17, 2015 9:37 am
yvonneh - the roof colour is Woodland Grey. We've got the same colour fence, and then the neighbour put up a big shed and installed two 25,000 litre water tanks all in the same colour, so it's a little overpowering at the moment! Looking forward to a few different colours once the cladding goes up. Pleased to see that they're back into it on your place.
gandn - thanks for the comments. I'll definitely be following your build as I've always entertained the idea of owner building - just didn't have the confidence to do it this time round.
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - roof on35
Jan 17, 2015 2:43 pm
First and possibly last owner build if things don' t go right. I'm hopeful that it will all turn out ok in the end. Really helps that at least one of us is in the trade and knows lots about building. Having the contacts in the field is a bonus too. On the other hand, i'm learning heaps thanks to this forum.
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - roof on36
Feb 08, 2015 3:18 pm
What's been happening on the build other than deciding on the air conditioning upgrade? Photos please
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - roof on38
Feb 09, 2015 1:40 pm
It's all been happening inside Yvonne, and other than windows & doors, there's only a whole load of wires & pipes to show for it - wouldn't make the best pictures! Our builder holds a meeting once the frame & roof are up which we had last week. He gets all the tradies that will be involved in the next stage (electrician, plumber, cabinetmaker, air con etc) to walk us through what they'll be doing; where they'll be doing it; and to make sure it's in line with what we want. It was a great morning and all the tradies seemed so competent. Got a few things clarified and it left us feeling so confident about the rest of the build. Should hopefully have some more pics soon though, as this week they start on the bricks and weatherboards. Internal sheeting should start towards the end of next week.
We're finding Steve Parcell excellent so far Nyssa+Lachlan. The workmanship seems first class and the communication has been great. They've really gone the extra mile to accommodate us - the SS & carpenters even agreed to shift a window 600mm for us after we noticed we'd get a better view by moving it slightly (no mention of a charge, so we left a carton of beer as a thank you). We're welcome on site any time, and even after lock-up they'll provide a key for us to come & go. We're very happy.
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - roof on39
Feb 10, 2015 12:06 am
Loving your build, thanks for the pics of your roof, we're going Woodland grey as well.
Sounds like you have a great builder there
Custom build Northern NSW viewtopic.php?f=31&t=72217
Re: Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - roof on40
Feb 10, 2015 7:15 am
Your builder sounds amazing!
Our builds are neck and neck!
Love how you left a carton beer.
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