Building A New House
Re: Our new home- plaster onsite, yard cleared261
Sep 27, 2017 10:01 pm
So we were wrong in thinking the bricks weren't complete.. turns out after using our brains a little that there will be eaves there at the point of the top of the window, so they don't need to go higher.
Plaster was supposed to be onsite yesterday, but arrived today and so it was supposed to be installed today but hopefully will start tomorrow instead. Atleast something happened today- the bobcat was onsite clearing up all the mess from the brickies, so the yards nice and clean.
Cleared front yard! They haven't spread the dirt piles around yet, I assume that wont happen until the end.
Side yard- keeping the bricks down the back for a barbecue or future mail box if they decide to deliver to us.
Re: Our new home- Plaster262
Oct 02, 2017 11:44 pm
So after the long weekend, they are back onsite installing our plaster. Got the roof on and the lowest part of the walls on.. Looking different inside!
The replacement double glazed windows are now onsite.
Boring photo- the front hallway entrance.
Supposed to have had painters onsite today.. couple of days out now. Kitchen was supposed to go in this Friday, doubt that will happen as well.
Re: Our new home263
Oct 03, 2017 12:14 am
The plastering is one of the most exciting bits! It's great to see the spaces finally!
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Re: Our new home- Clean bricks! Plastering264
Oct 04, 2017 8:12 pm
This was the window that made us think they hadn't finished the bricks! As we suspected they put the eaves right at the top.
Clean bricks- looking pretty brown in the midday sun.
Looking greyer close up.
Looking at the spot under the big window, it doesn't look like they have cleaned the bricks enough. There is a patch of white swiped over the bricks- Will this come off over time or will it need to be acid washed?
Cleaned bricks- bit hard to see. The pillars will be rendered and painted monument like the roof- as previously mentioned.
Looking into the family/dining/kitchen area.
Re: Our new home265
Oct 04, 2017 8:22 pm
I didn't really go onsite today. I pulled up and looked at the house at a glance, and thought it looked different today, but I didn't really look too much because there was a truck there delivering buckets and bags of plaster?? I was sending hubby messages about what was getting delivered and by the time I actually looked up and realised the bricks were clean it was nearly time to go back to work and they were having their lunch in there. So I just walked into my bedroom and into the hallway and looked at the bricks and the front of the house only. Will go back again tomorrow anyway.
Wonder what will happen tomorrow? More plastering, the bathroom waterproof sheets, painting?
Re: Our new home266
Oct 04, 2017 8:42 pm
The bricks will probably get cleaned again, we were told they get a second hand wash near the end. Wasn't sure whether to believe that since I've never heard that anywhere before.
Looks like you need cornice next. Then they let the joins dry, sand and repeat the whole process again. Then chippy will come in and do your skirts, arcs and doors before paint.
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Re: Our new home267
Oct 04, 2017 8:51 pm
Yeah maybe I'll get hubby to ask next time he speaks to either the site supervisor or the ordering guy.
Yep we have cornices onsite today! So hopefully tomorrow they get put on. So I guess from that painting probably won't start till Friday at the earliest! I have said they were about 2 days out, Kitchen was supposedly getting put in on Friday, but that was being done after the base coat of paint!
Re: Our new home268
Oct 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Wet area plaster (cement sheeting) is in- This is our ensuite- shower on left is around 1200x900 or maybe 1000 cant remember and toilet through the doorway. Entrance to the WIR is to the left and the bathroom sink/cupboards is to the right. Cant wait for cupboards.
More bricks- in the same spot but today, not yesterday haha. Looking a bit greyer, was cloudy. They are a lot darker then the house around the corner.
Kids bathroom- wonder how this will go with the water getting splashed into the window sill? They have a little drain in them don't they?
Kitchen area. Hallway to left, fridge space and right is WIP. Island Bench in the centre.
Re: Our new home- KITCHEN and BATHROOMS!!269
Oct 09, 2017 5:04 pm
Got a surprise today! Went to the house expecting cornices, noticed 4 cars and a truck at the house and the pillars have been rendered!! Got excited called the hubby to let him know and was taking photos and the plasterer says to me there is cupboards inside! They weren't expecting that and neither were we!
So today: Cornices are in, plasterer will be back tomorrow morning to finish up. Cabinet makers were here today and have put in the kitchen, bathroom, ensuite, laundry and will be back on Wednesday to finalise everything. First layer of render done on the pillars. Internal doors, the man hole and the architraves and skirting boards arrived!
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Re: Our new home270
Oct 09, 2017 10:05 pm
Rendered pillars, need another coat and then a paint. They will be painted monument, the bit across the the top of the porch will be painted panels- hardiplank?
Cornices on and architraves and skirting boards ready to go.
Ensuite cupboards! The laundry and bathroom are exactly the same. Not sure what the stone will look like with the wood but oh well, we got it included or atleast part of it included.
The white cupboards int he kitchen
The grey cupboards, waiting for their bench top and splash back. Notice the smaller handles we have throughout the house, but they have put the larger one on the pot drawers, I think that will be better anyway. Better not spill the flour! Will have to clean it up hahaha.
Re: Our new home271
Oct 10, 2017 11:56 pm
Few things that happened today; termite reticulation put around the house, the green things in the bricks have been turned (at least a couple of them have, some hadn't) builder has been in and cut all the architraves to size and got the door and jams ready, plastering was finished. Bricks have been redone in a few spots- I noticed a bit of cracking between the brick joins on the window sill under the alfresco, they have been replaced at some stage although I'm not sure when, probably at the same stage the ones above my bedroom window. We hadn't yet informed them of the cracks so they must have picked these up and just fixed it.
Not much else happening over the next week, just getting things ready for painting, I'm guessing the doors will be hung. The cabinet maker will be in tomorrow to finish their bits, I know they have to put the cupboard that goes above the fridge in and put a few end pieces but i'm not sure if there is anything else.
The painter is currently on a big job out of town so he wont start until Monday now. Tiles will be delivered in about 2 weeks, then tiling will be done maybe week after. Christmas is looking good, fingers crossed it stays this way.
Re: Our new home- Internal doors272
Oct 11, 2017 11:48 pm
Bricks cleaned again today where they have been replaced. Still unsure as to why they did them, but noticed a few spots they have re-done. Seen the second coat of render- it looks heaps better already. Went for a stroll inside- I do wonder what they all think when they see me there every day! We have doors on and the door jams/frames are all on, architraves all done and the two extra double glazed windows have been installed this afternoon (I will have to check these out tomorrow as they weren't done when I went through). Skirting boards to be done tomorrow. So exciting- doesn't seem like much to go!
Rendering complete? Now for a coat of paint.
Complete kitchen cupboards.
A door! Just went plain doors.
Re: Our new home275
Oct 12, 2017 11:47 pm
Study and skirting boards. Not much more to go before painting now, some more skirts, the man hole, other stuff? The front porch roof was done, still got the panels for the feature they may come a bit later? but may have to be painted so?? maybe tomorrow. They aren't onsite yet at least. So good. Loving this.
Painting should start Monday, thought they mentioned 2 weeks before this is complete? Is that correct? Its a spray painted base coat, then 2 hand painted coats. Do they let you onsite whilst painting? I guess its better if we stay out! With all the dust about.
Re: Our new home276
Oct 13, 2017 8:56 am
mine was a little over 2 weeks (but slack painter)
they need to do prep and tape/cover everything and then for labor and dry time Think 2 weeks is about right for 3 coats.
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Re: Our new home277
Oct 13, 2017 9:42 am
We had painters for 6 days, inside and eaves only. Although all of our 2 colour coats were done in a day (except 1 and half bedrooms which were done on the saturday), so we're pretty skeptical we actually got 2 top coats.
Re: Our new home- Stone benchtops!278
Oct 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Not much happening paint wise, the guy was at the house yesterday patching up nails in door frames yesterday and has covered the windows today, possibly other stuff that I couldn't see. First coat of paint to go on tomorrow.
We had the stone mason onsite yesterday, sometime after lunch, so got another surprise today when I went there.
They forgot to put the power point in the stone down the other end, wonder if they will have to take the panel off or can do onsite? I think it should look alright when the splash back is in and its finished.
Got a dark floor tile as the splashback in here, the ensuite and laundry.. dont know if it will look any good, I dont think it will but oh well too bad. I would love to have a hexagonal patten or something in greys and whites in the ensuite, but didnt want to pay for it.
Laundry- all the same wood laminate but looks light and yellow here.
Re: Our new home- Painting279
Oct 21, 2017 3:53 pm
Painter was working today. Thats always a good thing! The roof is completely done, inside, he was doing the garage today when we called past- the cornices. Not sure what else he will do. I think the undercoat that he has sprayed on the walls is the colour we are having painted- I quiet like it. Its dark when you compare it to the white ceiling but when you look at it straight on it doesn't look it and just looks like a white. Makes such a difference! Noticed he has flicked some paint on the stone and laminate in the kitchen! Hope they can clean that off alright!
The downpipes plumbing have been readied, they don't stick out a metre now- the bend in the pipes has been put in so they sit against the bottom of the house- should see the actual down pipes soon I guess? After the paint has been done under the eaves?
Tiler has been booked for next week- although hubby mentioned something about a wedding and honey moon so I'm not sure what that means for my build time!
Re: Our new home280
Oct 22, 2017 10:35 pm
not sure if I mentioned this or not I think perhaps I did, there is paint on the grey laminate and on the stone benches- urghh.. I've also noticed a few gouges into the walls, plaster has been knocked off in one coner- Im sure these things will get fixed But need to put it somewhere so I remember! Also the render on one of the pillars has been chipped...
Good news our broken glass window in the bathroom has been fixed. The garage looked nice and bright today when we drove past- its been painted, with one more layer to go?
Cant wait to see lights and fans go in.... they will be happening soon after the painters finished??
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It’s a good sign if Metricon are confident enough to show your house to others. The workmanship on my house was so poor they never would have done this!