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OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA243
Jun 23, 2016 12:23 am
Our scaffolding is finally out!! Today has been by far the happiest day onsite for me. I finally got to see how our house was going to look without all that steel in the way.
Here is a awkward picture of the space from ground floor.
From upper floor:
I was secretly concerned with the lighting arrangement that I had gone for but I'm really happy with the result.
More glazing today.
Our Samoyed will be pleased that we hadn't forgotten her.
Full steam ahead!
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA244
Jun 30, 2016 12:37 am
Preparing the original bathroom for tiling. The walls are pretty sketchy as expected. Seems like they ran out out cement on my house!! I'll be pointing all the loose bricks before the plasterers start their work. Rather than remove the original window I'll be boarding it up instead. My tilers have agreed to pour the slab and the plumber will place the underfloor heating. This bathroom will become our guest bathroom. We have also included a new skylight over the location of the new shower.
Installed timber into the brickwork in preparation for my lower level steel doors. My steel fabricator is well behind schedule. I'm running out of patience.
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA245
Jul 03, 2016 7:28 pm
Let's talk paints.
I've started with the help of my brother in law to paint the upper floor bedrooms. We will only be painting the walls. We have contracted painters to paint our ceilings and timber frames. I hate painting ceilings.
We chose Dulux Lexicon in quarter strength for all walls and ceilings. For walls I have used Dulux wash and wear in Matt.
The corner window in my daughters bedroom looks great. Especially with the negative detail. I'm jealous of her view.
Though she's still too short to see out
Here are the progress pics. Lots little details to fix up.
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA247
Jul 03, 2016 10:14 pm
We will have no architraves anywhere in the new section of the house. Makes it hard to get right but I like the minimal look.
Not recommended if you have messy little kids which we have 2 of.
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA248
Jul 04, 2016 9:17 pm
6 weeks in the making!! Our ensuite window/skylight has finally been installed. The skylight stretches over our shower and bath. Definitely the smallest Louvres I've ever seen but I think it's going to look perfect. It's a great feeling having all the little "bits" that id visualized come to reality.
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA249
Jul 04, 2016 10:35 pm
Wow! Those are tiny louvres! Are the louvres arms made of aluminum or plastic? I just realized ours are plastic! Which isn't good cos those windows of mine are west facing!
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA252
Jul 05, 2016 4:50 am
Awesome!! Must be glad to start getting rid of the concrete.
We are polishing the slab in most areas except bedrooms which we have gone with carpet. Our upper floor is also carpet.
The original house will be kept as original jarrah but I intend to stain black.
We plan to start polishing in about 3 weeks.
Our real dilemma is our steel doors. They are not close to being ready so I'm stuck. Either stop progress till lock up or keep going and board up missing doors and hope for the best
I'll be boarding up as I can't bear to stop progress.
Btw I love your lighting choices!!
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA253
Jul 05, 2016 10:26 pm
We did the latter, boarded up, since the builder wants all all flooring (down stairs tiling and up stairs timber flooring) to be installed before he does the doors and architraves.
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA254
Jul 07, 2016 10:09 pm
Today was another crazy packed day onsite. My trades were causing chaos with street parking - I was secretly loving it!
My tilers started waterproofing over the screed and my tiles arrived. All 200m2 of it!
They will officially start tiling on Monday.
Also my external blind systems were finished off and tested. They are going to be great. They have both wind and sun sensors and infinite programming options.
My bricklayer also made a small recess into our front limestone wall so I can move our electrical meter box, gas and water to the one location. He also pointed the old limestone wall.
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA255
Jul 10, 2016 12:31 am
Wow! That's a lot of progress. We're on hold again! Cos the builder didn't line up the tilers properly to continue after the floor boards are in!
You did a great job with the waterproofing! Looks thick and even! You're 600x600 tiles will look Devine!
I bet you're an architect by profession! Your house is so well designed!
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Jul 10, 2016 2:09 am
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Jul 11, 2016 12:52 am
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Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA259
Jul 13, 2016 1:26 am
Tiling has started!!
Here is the progress of the upstairs bathroom. The tiles as 600x600 for both walls and floors. It feels unreal that in actually seeing tiles on our walls. Thought that day would never come
Also my bulkhead which is meant to house our aircon and rangehood is currently under construction. It's taken so much of my time to hopefully get it right. I've had to compromise on the aesthetics slightly just to get it done as my fabricator thought I was being too demanding.
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA260
Jul 14, 2016 10:28 pm
Yay to tiles!!! They always look much better in real life then pics! The 600x600 looks unreal! I was a bit hesitant to use them in fear that if ones falls off they'll fall hard and hurt more. But now realise after lunging 300x600 they're all bloody heavy!!!!
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