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.
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
Apollo Bay Building Group were appointed as our builder and after a lengthy approvals process we broke ground in June. Currently digging for slab footings with concrete pour in next two weeks. Planned completion date May 2017.
Saw these beautiful timber handles, surface mounted and recessed, would make a nice joinery feature. Love the split circle design featured on Instagram.
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!!