Building A New House
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA42
Mar 18, 2019 8:37 pm
March 18 - Brickwork Day 12
Nearly finished, only the last few courses of the internal face brick feature wall to complete and the brickwork above the garage and portico lintels to complete.
They had planned to deliver the roof timbers on Wednesday.
Front hallway to 34C
Entry feature brick wall 2
Entry feature brick wall 1
Garage lintel installed
Activity linen complete
Bed 2 Robe complete
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA43
Mar 19, 2019 8:40 pm
March 19th - Brickwork complete, Day 13
Well the guys finished up today and cleaned up the site nicely as well.
Brickwork finished - 13 days!
Brickwork above garage T-Bar complete
Brickwork above portico lintel complete
Internal feature wall complete to 34C
Internal feature wall to 34C
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA46
Mar 25, 2019 8:55 pm
March 25 - Roof Day 4
The brickies returned today to fix their error (missed brickwork in portico for 34C ceiling) and roof structure is getting close to completion. They're now installing the colorbond fascia.
31C ceiling timbers removed and new brickwork done to accommodate 34C ceiling
New brickwork done
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA48
Mar 26, 2019 9:13 pm
March 26th - Roof day 5
The guys completed the roof timbers today, put the manhole in the correct spot (garage) and re-installed the portico ceiling at 34 courses after the brickwork was fixed yesterday.
All the fascia's have been installed loosely, eaves started and roof battens installed ready for colorbond to be fixed once the other stuff is ready.
Started to install eaves
Manhole moved to correct location (garage)
Portico ceiling installed at correct height 34C
Roof frame complete and battens installed
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA49
Mar 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA50
Mar 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA54
Apr 01, 2019 8:49 pm
The feature wall was one of our 'non-negotiables'. It's going to be our gallery, where we'll put all the photos of the kids, etc. We're going to have a feature light in our entrance as well, I got the builder to put a junction box there and we'll get our own electrician to fit it once we've found the light fitting.
In the future we eventually plan to also do the face brick in the TV recess and fit a gas fireplace at the bottom.
We're tossing up between these 2 flooring colours at present
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA56
Apr 01, 2019 10:57 pm
I've been watching the progress of your build, and was initially thinking you'd made a big mistake with the bricks, and how bad it was looking.... Now that they've been cleaned, man oh man do they look good!! Very striking! Congratulations on a great looking house, you must be chuffed and excited
I've never seen a house built this way, so it's very interesting to watch. Keep the posts coming!
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA57
Apr 01, 2019 11:49 pm
It’s quite a common style of brick in WA. Midland brick does a similar one called Restoration Red. We originally planned to do an industrial style, but we toned it down a lot.
The original house we demolished was built in 1959, so it’s an older area. We don’t really like the modern cream coloured bricks, they seem to age quickly.
It’s all personal choice I guess, but I understand it’s different. Our kids don’t really like it!
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