Renovation + Home Improvement
Re: Second Story Addition Sydney43
Oct 24, 2015 6:23 pm
Looks great! It must be so exciting for you now that it is actually happening! We are still waiting on our final costings and final plans to go to council. We have been going back and forth with the builder over cost and what we can include for our money.
I've heard that our local council has been taking a long time with development applications recently - apparently up to 5 months! Since we are still a few weeks from actually going to council, I'm thinking we won't be starting until more like April/ May next year! It's disappointing, but we do need to make sure we can afford what we are building and want to get the best result we can within budget!
Re: Second Story Addition Sydney44
Oct 24, 2015 6:36 pm
Yes, I agree, the budget and making sure you include everything that is most important for the money you have is a big thing. I really wanted to be sure I was aware of what would not be included so that there are no surprises at the end. There were some things we had to count out but we are getting all the important things for now and the rest can wait until we magic up more money in a few years!
Re: Second Story Addition Sydney47
Nov 14, 2015 8:05 am
The roof has started to go up this week - very exciting! It is definitely true what they say about the colour being completely different when the colorbond is on the roof. The difference when it is in the front lawn and up reflecting the light is amazing.
We got ironstone and were worried it was going to be a little dark but now that is up we absolutely love it.
Second Story Addition Sydney50
Nov 17, 2015 3:58 pm
Thanks, yes we are getting excited! All the windows are in and the roof was finished today - definitely feels more real now!! They are doing a fantastic job
Yes, we are living downstairs while the work is being done. It was a bit dusty to start with, but our builders clean as they go and once the platform was down there has been very little dust. We haven't had much disturbance at all - apart from the noise obviously but we are out during the day anyway. They have had 99% of their access from outside so far but in a couple of weeks when they put the stairs in it will be different. The only times they have had to be inside was to put support beams in the walls and some electrical work we wanted completed downstairs.
We couldn't be happier with our builders at this stage, and are so happy to see the progress.
Re: Second Story Addition Sydney51
Dec 11, 2015 11:22 am
RJ_McGray how are things going? Would love an update when u get the chance please.
Not much happening here. We have received our final quote and still looking to start in March. So close yet so far away! As we will be moving out I will keep myself busy with culling and de-cluttering.
Second Story Addition Sydney52
Dec 15, 2015 6:54 am
I have been pretty slack with the updates! Work is going great! All the cladding is finished and the render is finished on the top floor. They have started painting the render on the top, and have begun the render on the ground floor.
Inside we have all the plasterboard and cornice up and they are busy putting up the window frames and skirts today. Tiling has also started in the bathrooms.
The stairs were installed last week and I love them. I will put up some photos now.
They will keep working until the 23rd December completing the outside render, upstairs painting and the downstairs roof should hopefully commence too. Most of the upstairs apart from wardrobes and carpet should be complete by Christmas. They will then be on a break until mid January when they will return to complete downstairs - mainly plaster and painting.
Second Story Addition Sydney55
Dec 15, 2015 4:43 pm
More inside photos (which don't show much right now!)
Bedroom, Walk in robe and ensuite
Lounge area - built in TV cabinet to come, the door to the left is my youngest sons room, door to the right is my older sons room
From the lounge area - upstairs bathroom, linen closet and stairs
I can't wait to see some paint and less mess, getting a bit over the dust and mess everywhere - especially in the front and backyard, but they are working fast and hard so definitely can't complain!
Re: Second Story Addition Sydney56
Dec 15, 2015 4:54 pm
And a few more of outside...
From the pool area - Top floor rendered and painted, bottom floor render started today
Top floor painted - my husband chose the colour - Dulux Mudpack - it's a little dark for me but I know he will love it.
Re: Second Story Addition Sydney58
Jan 21, 2016 2:01 pm
After a break over Christmas and New Years we are back in business. The scaffold came down today which really shows how the house is coming along. Still waiting on the downstairs render to be painted and the awnings over the downstairs Windows. Most of the electrical is done and the bathrooms were fitted out yesterday. We should be all finished in around 3 weeks.
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