8 days of hard work and here is the result. Only one issue so far, apparantely the door jams for the internal doors are too narrow and we need to get them remade. main problem is that we have already bought them and they have been delivered!! we told the door guy we were building double brick but it seems he thought the brick veneer jams would fit anyway. bugger! oh well, we are trying to sort it over the next couple of days. lucky the brickie (aka joe pesci) happened to look at them a few weeks earlier than he needed to!