Lock Up!

We’ve been oiling the cedar boards and windows which look great, the timber softens the metal Spandek cladding. Pickering Joinery from Geelong supplied the glazed doors and windows.

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Western Red Cedar windows, Silvertop Ash above, both yet to be oiled.

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Bi-fold western red cedar doors, mechanisms smooth and sturdy.

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Cladding going up around internal courtyard to be themed a Japanese garden.

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Views to the city.

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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!!

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