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

Wall Framing

The weather has been against us, but works are slowly progressing upwards, with structural steel framing up and timber wall frames in lower level almost complete.

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Lower level corridor/stair well looking out rear door to garden. TV/tatami room to left, master bedroom and ensuite to right.

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Tatami room looking out to garden.

 

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Awaiting waterproofing and core-filling of block work retaining wall.

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