Thursday, December 13, 2012

Starting to take shape

Two days after the slab was laid, the first of the frame went up - again after much consternation amongst the carpenters - still an awful lot of shaking heads over the plans...
 But it is very exciting seeing walls go up and spaces becoming defined -

Laundry cupboards (yes one whole side of laundry is all cupboards, who knew cupboards could make you so happy?)
 Guest bathroom, Geoff thinks it looks small, I'll reserve judgement until gyprocking is done...

 Hall from garage to kitchen- Henry is getting more comfortable venturing on site

 Very happy place - walk in pantry -

 Then they started on the garage - day 1 

day 2 - first of the windows goes in -
 and our bedroom, step down from family/dining area -
We are hoping for the first floor framing to be completed before the Christmas/January break, the garage should be finished as well at the rate it is going up.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

We have a Hydronic Manifold!

All the heating is in, the slab is poured and they have started on the frame - very big week.

 The styrofoam base, pre-heating installation -

 And there she is, our very own hydronic manifold in (we hope) one of the laundry cupboards

 In goes the hydronic heating pipes - and no, Peter who was installing the mesh would not put a shirt or sunscreen on...

There seems to be an awful lot of looking at the plans with worried looks -

 And then the nice big concrete crane arrived

The street gets a bit crowded (and the road is getting quite mangled) -


Henry had half an hour away from school to watch a bit of the action -

Garage floor first -

and then the rest - took most of the day

more pictures of finished slab and the beginning of the frame soon - apparently the frame will take some time as it's 'a bit complicated'.