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.

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