Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Roof almost done

After 2 full days of work on the roof, they have almost finished it except for a couple of small pieces of colorbond and the ridging. We had a suprise phonecall from the council wanting to do a spot inspection tomorrow; did someone play a prank on us!?

more photos for you to enjoy! We also spent a few hours with the sparky today going back over the powerpoint locations, styles and locations of lightswitches etc. It took a fair while and we were given homework!!

It is starting to look like a real house!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Oiling it Up

We spent a bit of time putting linseed oil on the timber windows and the timber verandah posts. It feels like this is the first bit of physical labour we have done in a while, we seem to be spending more time running around than actually doing lately! Everything looked good at the end of the day and should be a bit more protected from the sun (and rain if it happens) now that they have more oil on them.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The guttering and fascia

The roof started on Friday and they even worked on Saturday. They have now done all of the fascia and all of the guttering and are scheduled to start putting the colorbond on early next week. That means all the other tradies are on standby to start straight away. We are meeting with the sparky to choose the powerpoints and have given the cabinet maker the final measurements. Easter move in date here we come!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Update and Some Random Pics

The colorbond roof guy came to measure up today and tells us he will be completely finished in a week. There is still some second hand timber to go into the roof space after the colorbond is on. After a bit of a standstill, it is exciting to see some movement. The plumbers have also poked some holes in the walls to run the hot water pipes through and they and the sparky are ready to go when the roof is on. When we went there today, we found this manual which made us feel slightly nervous!! and the left over roof trusses are reminiscent of putting an Ikea chair together!! there always seem to be left over pieces!