Montrose "Waterview" facade

Montrose "Waterview" facade

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Rendered, but not quite speechless

April 26th, they've just come in and rendered the bedroom and portico and the plasterers are putting in the finishing touches - nice folks and doing a great job too.

Photo overload coming up ....

Here's the front, not yet painted or cleaned but looking pretty close to the end result
Some much better quality pics of the cabinets, laundry first (had to balance all the white tiles and washer etc :)

Now the bathroom..
Kitchen cupboards and island bench..still need the caesarstone tops to go on...

The ensuite....
Lounge looking into the theatre room with all those hobs and had to throw in the family/meals area in also :)
And finishing off with the tiger snake breeding grounds just one house around the corner from us :) - good for keeping the mice down :) :)

Friday, 22 April 2011

Locked and un-loaded

April 22nd, bricks pretty much all up and gyprock looks like it's completed.

Bad news is that it's all locked up now <sob>

Hopefully, the bricks will look a lot better when they're cleaned up and the render is applied on to the front of the house.

Kitchen laminate and cupboards all up - crappy pic thru the dirty window...
The ensuite, (lots of spare doors) slightly cleaner window to take the pic thru...

Monday, 18 April 2011

We got plastered!

April 16th, we've been plastered in a big way! Can't believe how fast these guys are. They only started a day ago and now look at it.

Although, the rumpus is still waiting on the sound insulation before plaster goes up in the next couple of days.

Sadly though, the smart wiring has not been installed before the walls have been installed and will have to be run thru the insulation in most of the areas, only the lounge wall has no insulation now - can't figure out why it would be done that way :\

Entry and family/meals area:

Newly bare rumpus/laundry wall awaiting new insulation - dude, where's my smart wiring :\
Finally, the bricks at the side and rear of the house - very quick...

Friday, 15 April 2011

Some more insulation!

April 15th, well it turns out that the sound insulation in the rumpus and lounge walls was installed in the wrong place (instead of the theatre walls) - I figured that was normal.

Luckily, when our site supervisor called and explained this we were then able to quickly get in the additional sound insulation for the rumpus walls at least - so washing machine noises will be reduced :) :)

Meanwhile, those walls will have gyprocking delayed slightly as they were about to do them today.

Lotsa thanks to Jarrod - very good guy and very easy to deal with.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Different insulation for heat and sound

First pic below is the external (heat) insulation on the lounge/garage wall

This next pic shows the rumpus/laundry wall on the left with the sound insulation and the wall on the right is the rumpus external wall

Monday, 11 April 2011

Bricks, gyprock and insulation!!

April 11th, wow, that was quick again!

Glad I at least cleaned up the frame and got the wood shavings and mud off and out of the enclosed spaces.

They delivered the bricks and gyprock today and put up a heap of insulation in most of the walls.

Although, I'm a little puzzled why the theatre walls have the regular insulation instead of the sound-proofing type like the rumpus and lounge walls.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Mounted, but not stuffed

April 9th, they've been busy.

The heating unit is in the ceiling space, the evaporative air conditioning unit is mounted on the roof alongside the solar panel for the hot water.

All the ducting has ben run for both the heating and cooling - only missing walls and a ceiling.

The SS has assured me that the minor items from the frame inspection will be corrected for the next inspection (pre-plaster) next week, so all flying along, even had some of the rubble cleaned up.

Better go and sweep the wood shavings and muddy bits off the frame before they get covered over by gyprock.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Wrapped!! and roofed

April 7th, what a headspin, roof tiles are up, frame is wrapped and the wiring for lights and power has been roughed in for the most part.

Bricks will probably be starting as I write this as the sand is sitting out the front.

Waiting on a response to the inspection items but this should be pretty straight-forward to correct and hopefully the plastering can commence on schedule in a few days.

The front door - funny, I though it was gonna be a different colour :) - oh yeah, maybe some paint to come yet!

A view from the kitchen into the family, meals and rumpus - very glad we put in the additional sliding doors, although the corner stacker door would have been nice but that's only an option on the 36.

A couple of views from the back

And finally, the roof tiles - Elebana style in Sambucca colour

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Some Colour Selections

Not the complete set of colours, but the best I can do (and they look better in real life):              
Colour Selection          External                                                                                                              
Bricks                              Homestead Tan                 u/g                                  Austral                           
                       (backup    Blackwood                          u/g                                  Austral)                        
Mortar                            natural                                                                                                              
Roof tiles                        Elabana - Sambuca                                                                                          
Gutters                            Monument                                                                                                      
Fascia                               Monument                                                                                                      
Downpipes                      Monument                                                                                                      
Flashing                          Dune                                                                                                                 
Garage door                   Dune                                                                                                                 
Timber planking            Rich Walnut                                                                                                      
Windows                        Woodland Grey                                                                                               
Sliding doors                  Woodland Grey                                                                                                

                                                 from the left - Dune, Woodland Grey, Monument                               

Front door                      PMAD04                   Rice paper glazing                   Dune - gloss                   
   door frame                                                                                                    Dune - gloss                   
Render          portico       Green Sea PG1.D5             u/g                                                                        
Render          bedroom    Flooded Gum PG2C3        u/g                                                                     


                                bugger, which one's on the porch and which is on the bedroom front part?            

Colour Selection          Internal                                                                                                               
Ceilings                           Lexicon 1/2 strength PCWF7                                                                           
Doors                              Lexicon 1/2 strength PCWF7                                   gloss                               
Window frames             Lexicon 1/2 strength PCWF7                                   gloss                               
Walls                              Mistral 1/4 strength P40B1Q                                                                           
Home Theatre               Rainmaker P37C7              u/g               (to walls & ceiling)                             

                       forgot to get a sample of the Mistral for the walls - oh well, not much different to the lexicon  

Kitchen bench                Night Sky 6100                   u/g                                                                         
   cabinet doors             Stringybark                                                                                                       
   perspex doors            Lucite Pearlescent Pearl                                                                                   
   glass splashback        Guild Grey                                                                                                         

                          Nougat on the left, Night Sky on the right - but it has more speckles in the "flesh"           

Ensuite bench                Nougat 6600                                                                                                    
   cabinet doors             Fudge Stream                                                                                                   
Bathroom bench           Fudge Stream                                                                                                    
   cabinet doors             Fudge Stream                                                                                                    
Powder rm bench          Nougat 6600                                                                                                     
Laundry benchtop        Ebony Macassar                                                                                                
   cabinet doors             Ebony Macassar                                                                                                

                                          from the left - Stringybark, Fudge Stream, Ebony Macassar                          
Floors & Tiles                                                                                                                                           
Carpet                             790 Warm Shadow   (dark grey)                                                                     
Floor tiles                       48558 Marfil White Gloss 400x400                                                                 
   grout                            Alabaster 282                                                                                                   
Bath etc floor tiles       48589 Savvy Charcoal 400x400                                                                         
   grout                            Magellan Grey 273                                                                                           
Ensuite wall tile             48592 Sequenza White Structured 300x400 vert                                           
   grout                            White 200                                                                                                         
Feature tile                    08043 Mosaic Glass Mirror Grey                                                                     
   grout                            White 200                                                                                                         
Bathroom wall tile       03222 Classic Carrara White 200x400 vert                                                       
   grout                            White 200                                                                                                         
Feature tile                    08038 Mosaic Glass Esmeralda Lime                                                               
   grout                            White 200                                                                                                         
Powder room wall        08038 Mosaic Glass Esmeralda Lime                                                                
Laundry wall tile           03222 Classic Carrara White 200x400 vert                                                      
   grout                            White 200