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2 Months In

It has been a few weeks since the last update! Aside from trying to decide on vanities and other fittings for the bathroom and kitchens, the builder has been busy getting the framing finished off, demolishing the existing internal walls, ceiling, kitchen and bathroom and the roofer has been on site this week putting on the fascia. We were hoping the majority of the roof would be on by the end of this week but it looks like it’ll happen next week now.

The electrician has been on site this week relocating our power box. It has to be moved as the wall it is currently on is going to get removed.

By the end of next week the roof should be on, the windows and doors installed in the new extension ready for the cladding to begin. The builder says we’ll be all locked up by Christmas!

Take a look at the progress below.


Playing with colour palettes

There is a lot of pressure attached to choosing exterior colour schemes. Interior colours that become dated can be updated relatively easily but the Colorbond roofing and weatherboard needs to stand the test of time.


After much deliberation we have decided on a Surfmist Colorbond roof with Dulux Milton Moon weatherboard.



Dulux Milton Moon

The exterior front door will be red, just to add a little bit of Ireland to our home. I think it will give the home loads of inviting street appeal.


Dulux Signal Red

The interior will feature Preference Ebony Oak flooring and Duluxe Whisper White walls, light oak trims and charcoal carpet in the bedrooms.


Preference ebony Oak flooring
taubmans crisp white
Taubmans Crisp White
Light Oak
Charcoal Carpet 00324

Full Steam Ahead!

Things have really started to move over the past week! All of the ground work was completed last week and the floor bearers and joists started going in last Friday. Over the weekend we decided it would probably be best to move out of the house so the builders could get stuck into it properly. Us being there was just holding things up and it would have meant some trades would have to visit twice which probably would have cost us more money in the long run. We packed our bags and moved out on Monday afternoon.

Since Monday the floors have been laid, the frames have gone up and the new roof trusses have gone in. The house is no longer a fibro house, all fibro was removed on Tuesday morning. The builders have also started demolishing the inside of the existing house.

Over the next few days most of the work will be in the roof, getting it ready for the colorbond to go on next Thursday. The windows for the extension should also go in next week and once they are in we can start cladding it. We have gone for the Weathertex Selflok Old Colonial Smooth which we’ll probably paint a mid-dark gray. The colour we have chosen for the Colorbond roof, widows and fascia is Surfmist.