Friday, March 23, 2012

Brick Work

Bricking had begun Friday and considering how bad the weather was yesterday we were pleasantly surprised with how much was done.

Austral Urban One - Nougat - Rolled off white mortar

I posted earlier about the doubt we had in the bricks we chose, particularly the sample we had from our colour appointment being quiet awful, so it was a relief today to see them looking so good! Only one section of brickwork had the mortar appearing dry and the off white colour showed up the bricks perfect.  

It is still my opinion and lesson learnt never to chose a painted brick again. 

Buyer beware, imperfections or chips show up as orange. 

So far we have very few of these imperfections, our fingers are crossed for the rest of the brick work.

In pictures below the mortar was still wet looking so it will appear darker until it drys out completely. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Frame Stage

Front Entry

 Master Bedroom

Living Room

Living Room

Kitchen, Meals & Family Room

Kitchen, Meals & Family Room

Kitchen, Meals & Family Room

Rear view of Bathroom, Bed 4, Alfresco


Side view (plan on decking)


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Earthworks, Set Out, Stormwater & Sewer

Earthworks 27/2/2012
Set Out 29/2/2012
Stormwater & Sewer 6/3/2012

Floorplan & Internal Colour Sceme

I love our floor plan. For the size of the house it ticks all the boxes for us. We made some changes from the builders standard.

We increased the size of the windows to the meals and the family so they are taller and wider to open up the space more. We added in-cavity sliding doors to hallways. Removed opening between living and meals.

This is a picture of the laundry door. It is double glazed with a blind in-between the glass panels, hence the name Interblind. It has an adjustable controller on the inside of the door so the blind can be up or down and tilted. Seems to be a great invention, Love it!

The reason this was changed from a glass slider was so we could have the bench top extended the whole way across.

All other cabinetry for the laundry will be my hubby's job to make after handover. On my wish list is a hanging rail to dry clothes or towels, built in laundry hamper draws and lots of cupboards.

Living areas and hallways will be  laminate floorboards.

Carpet for bedrooms only, this is CAT 1. I'm liking the colour, though if finances would allow we would of upgraded the quality or at least the underlay.

Blinds were an upgrade our builders provide. Its great knowing that this time when we move in we wont have to hang sheets!


Floor tiles for the Bathroom Ensuite and Laundry are CAT 2 Augusta Beige Gloss 450mmx450mm floor tiles. 

The bath hob will have CAT 2 Ash Gloss 300mmx100mm feature tile. 

Cabinetry for these areas are CAT 2 Wilsonart Cool Teak. Bench tops CAT 2 Wilsonart Zircon Shimmer. 

Not convinced on either, lucky my husband said if I don't like it he will change it to anything I want. 

I really wanted gloss finish cabinetry, especially to my Kitchen which is just white. 

So the Kitchen bench tops are CAT 3 Quantum Quartz Luna White 20mm with the glass splash back extended 2.1m CAT 2 Antarctica. 

 We have an Everhard Milan double undermount sink. At some stage I want a fancy tap with a veggie sprayer.