As of late last week, the house is now a weatherboard house! The Fibro and Asbestos are nowhere to be seen! It has been a big few weeks. The roof is on, all internal walls have been built, the new plumbing is done and the electrician has ran all of the new wiring to the extension. Late last week most of the Windows went in and our builder started cladding the house in Weathertex Old Colonial. By the end of this week the majority of the cladding should be on, the deck built and by next week we’ll be ready for the plasterboard!
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.