Framing Complete Second Storey

The second storey framing at the rear of the site is complete, roof going on next week.

Second storey framing complete, bearers and courtyard columns started to front section

City views from the lounge and kitchen

Tatami room with ply bracing, will be plasterboard. Floor to be oiled with white tint

Four cypress posts forming the internal Japanese garden

Lovely dressed cypress posts

Footings Completed 

20 July 2016. All hands on deck for slab pour and concrete stump placing. Wirecon concreting brought in seven concrete trucks to fill the slab and stump holes. The guys were using the helicopter trowel for over three hours to achieve a burnished finish on the slab.

14 July 2016 under slab plumbing, trenches and form work

14 July 2016 blinding concrete placed

20 July 2016 Under slab insulation also to sides placed, membrane and mesh

Concrete placed including set down for ensuite and block retaining walls

Placing stumps


Concrete pump truck

Getting closer

To get the project within budget, we reviewed the engineering design to change a large part of the structural steelwork to timber along with deleting some windows and non-essential items. The front floor is changed to timber frame with burnished concrete slab for the lower level, providing some thermal mass. A builder is appointed and we’re on track to start construction in May!!

perspective