Bricks and mortar

So pleased to see the brickwork get underway this week! Love the colour! The bricks are PGH Espresso and they’re just what we wanted. They work nicely with the Ironstone Colourbond roof and Surfmist guttering and fascia.

I am so happy the bricklayers started at the front – really helps us to visualise how the completed house will look. The garage door will be dark too – in Ironstone – but once the mortar dries off, the off-white should complement the guttering/fascia nicely and provide a good contrast to the dark bricks and roller door. If the front of the house ends up looking too dark, we’ll use a light render over some of the brickwork to add more contrast.

Photos from today – they’re a little on the dark side as I got there just as the sun was setting.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a house!

More progress! Bricks were delivered and the roofing scaffold is down. It’s really starting to look like a house now! I haven’t had a chance to drive by this week, but my other half has and he said the wall wrap/sarking is going on and the bricks have been moved around the site, with strategic piles ready for bricklaying. We are hopeful the brickies will start this week, but it all depends on whether they get the house they’re working on this week finished!

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The bricks were delivered late last week

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Looking good now the roofing scaffold is down

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PGH Espresso bricks

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fi…nally!

Just in time for 24 hours of soaking rain, the roofers got most of the Colourbond on during the week. Hopefully they’ll be able to finish the ridging and the finish the roof this week (if the rain stops). Our Site Supervisor says the bricks should be delivered this week, with bricklaying hopefully to start the following week. There are only so many brickies to go around in Canberra, and we are building right in the middle of a residential construction boon, so we will have to remain pretty relaxed about the whole thing.

Here are some pics from Friday morning.

Front of the house. Roof colour is Ironstone

Front of the house. Roof colour is Ironstone

Down the left side facing the street. From L-R: family room, laundry, pantry, courtyard, garage

Down the left side facing the street. From L-R: family room, laundry, pantry, courtyard, garage

Left side of house. L-R: rumpus, family roomLeft side of house. L-R: rumpus, family room

From front entrance looking down hallway to al fresco area

From front entrance looking down hallway to al fresco area

Master bedroom!

Master bedroom!

Ensuite to master bedroom. Our bath will go under that window

Ensuite to master bedroom. Our bath will go under that window

Kitchen from dining

Kitchen from dining

Rear left of the house. Kids' rumpus

Rear left of the house. Kids’ rumpus

Rear of the house. L-R: guest bed, al fresco area, rumpus

Rear of the house. L-R: guest bed, al fresco area, rumpus

Front of house. You can see the merbau posts and framing around the porch

Front of house. You can see the merbau posts and framing around the porch

It’s coming along nicely and we are really pleased with everything so far. We should be at lock-up sometime in June, so we are on schedule so far. Let’s hope it continues this way  😉