Building A New House
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1061
May 13, 2015 1:51 am
For those of you waiting for more roof pictures, I have some beauties for you on the blog!
Here are some additional ones:
Front of the house looking proper:
The remainder of a roof carpenter:
View down the side:
Does anyone have an idea about how far off colorbond might be?
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1063
May 13, 2015 9:44 am
Hi Trixee, our colourblind has started within a week of the frame being completed. We're told the plumber, electrician and intelligent homes does their bit before they cover it all up. Looking great, that poor carpenter that didn't make it haha
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1066
May 13, 2015 12:01 pm
Wow trixee that's pretty well done now hey? Looking great!
First Build, Commodore Homes, Alkimos Beach.
My build thread: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=69032
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1067
May 13, 2015 12:25 pm
Looks great! As the partner of a roof chippy, I bet they just loveee your job with all the different roof lines :p a roof usually takes 4 days to complete depending on the size of the home/difficulty, from my limited knowledge though there should only be 2 more days work in your job.
Our build thread: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70984
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1068
May 13, 2015 12:38 pm
Hehe you've kept them on their toes with those roof lines!! They've done a good job considering most only do standard roofs unless they also have been trained in other areas, our friend had his apprenticeship with a guy who didn't just do roofs but also house extensions and hanging doors etc (part chippie, part fitting carpenter). They've risen to the challenge!!
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1069
May 13, 2015 1:06 pm
Ooh that poor chippie! Looking really great trixee. We were 5 days from roof timber completion to colorbond. They come and measure up once the chippies are done, order, and bobs your uncle, you have a roof!! Yippee!!!
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1070
May 13, 2015 2:42 pm
I enjoy seeing your post about the roof being constructed trixee, it's such a unique roof!
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1072
May 14, 2015 12:52 am
One of the few things that went quickly in our build was the roof. They wanted to get the invoice out before Christmas Within 2 weeks they started the roof carpentry and had the colorbond up and finished. Should be very soon trixee:)
Our Redink build SOR
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1074
May 14, 2015 1:48 am
Thanks guys! Well it seems to be happening quickly but there also seems to be a strange hiatus. Spoke to the SS today and he told me that the carpenters should be finished on Wednesday next week, then the week after that the sheeting will be delivered, and then the week after that the roof gets put on. Seems a bit strange to me, I might have to ask why the long wait as that would put them behind schedule.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1075
May 14, 2015 6:31 am
The timetables builders seem to work to are a bit strange to say the least! Are you a bit worried for your roof trixee with the impending rain and lighting etc?
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1076
May 14, 2015 10:20 am
I don't think they'd be able to get the roof on before the storm anyway, I'm more worried about timetable slippage, but hopefully they'll be able to make it up. I just find it strange that there is a week gap between delivery and installation.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1077
May 14, 2015 11:46 am
I guess it comes down to what teams are available and when. If the roofers are stuck on another job or delayed, that gets passed onto you. Certainly seemed to be the way our brickwork worked. The team took longer to finish the job before ours so we got delayed by three days.
I also think the builders give themselves some leeway on things. They probaly add a factor of a few days when giving you a timeline to allow for said delays.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1079
May 14, 2015 12:49 pm
I guess you're right. Probably nothing to worry about. Anyway, right now I'm enjoying a leisurely breakfast before I go off shopping for light fittings, gonna be an awesome day!
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