Moving Along

Things are moving along well after a bit of a slow down over the Christmas/New Year period. Plastering is almost done as is the tiling. The electrician and Telstra were on site today getting the power and phone line from the gate to the house. Once we get a break in the weather we can…

Cabling complete…almost

All of the cabling except for one antenna cable and some speaker cable is in.  The electrician needs to run a few more circuits for the outside lights and some additional inside circuits for the garage door and central heating. It seems that my estimate of the amount of cable I needed was a bit…

Update…

I haven’t had a chance to take a photograph, but there has been a lot of progress in the last fews days.  All of the roof sheets are on for the house, they just need to put the ridge capping in place and the roof sheets for the verandahs. Hopefully this will be done by…

Cables

I got a start on the cabling today.  I spent about 6 hours on site and got the catenary cables installed in the roof and the Cat-5E C-Bus cabling installed in the main house. This photo shows the cables that I will install: Cat-5e for C-Bus and Alarm keypads Cat-6 for Data 4 Core and…

Bricks

The brickies have started thanks to a cancellation on another job.  After two days they have bricks to the wall height for about 2/3 of the house.  By the end of tomorrow they should have completed the first half of the brickwork.

Roof Trusses

The framing continues.  We took these photos on the weekend – about two-thirds of the roof trusses are up. By the end of this week we should have all the roof trusses up and we will be ready to start putting the roof sheets on and getting the bricks laid – all 19,000 of them…

Progress

After several weeks in council, we finally got approval to start building and things have started moving ahead. The first thing we had to do was prepare the building platform.  Unfortunately the lovely gum tree that first sold us on the block ended up being right in the middle of the platform, so it had…

Photosynth of our block

We were down at the block this morning, so I made a quick photosynth of our block. The sun wasn’t in the best position, and some of the sky is missing, but it still gives you an idea of the surroundings. I will make a better one when I get a chance.

The New Toy…I Mean Tool

I spotted this in the yard at the mower dealer in Lithgow. We had a chat to the guy who runs the place who told us he had it on consignment for a customer who wanted to trade-up and it was for sale at the right price. A quick phone call to the customer and…