Bricks Baby

After a flying start with the wall and roof frame being completed in super quick time, we had a week of playing the waiting game for bricklayers to start on our house. Apparently there is a shortage of bricklayers in Sydney and we have to wait our turn in the queue! In the scheme of things, a week of idle time is not a big deal but when it’s your dream house on the line it’s still a frustrating exercise.

Anyhoo, our team of brickies showed up to work on Tuesday (17/2) and by noon on Friday (20/2) they have almost finished bricking the ground floor. The scaffolding is booked to be erected on Monday (23/2) and brickwork to the second floor scheduled to be completed by the end of next week. Woohoo!

Here are a few snaps I took yesterday.

Family Room

Family Room

Side looking to the front

Side looking to the front

Kitchen Window Splash

Kitchen Window Splash

Butlers Pantry Window

Butlers Pantry Window

Powder Room Picture Window

Powder Room Picture Window

Side of the house looking to the Garage

Side of the house looking to the Garage

Outdoor Room

Outdoor Room

Kitchen - external duct for rangehood

Kitchen – external duct for rangehood

23 thoughts on “Bricks Baby

    • Sheilzy says:

      I feel like a spoilt brat whinging about having to wait a week for brickies to start on our house when I know other builds I’ve followed have had to wait longer, but when it’s your own place any delay is agony! Hope your build is coming along nicely😄

      • debdjd says:

        I totally understand as I seem to spend a lot of time moaning about delays.
        The tiling is progressing well at our place but as for the rest of I’m having a moan lol 🙂

    • Sheilzy says:

      Thank you lunar. I was gushing about the bricks when I was chatting to the head brickie and he kept saying just wait until they’ve been cleaned, they will look 100x better😄

      • Sheilzy says:

        We plan to have modular front fence with built in letter box so we’ll probaby use any leftover bricks as planter boxes.

        Btw I read on H1 that you were going to the Pool and Spa expo. Any good?

      • lunar62 says:

        Yes the pool & spa expo was great we got a lot out of it.
        I have been to 2 home shows at Sydney Olympic Park and both were disappointing but this one at Rose Hill was great – apart from the outrageous amount they charged for a pastry 🙂
        Just testing the water at this stage ( he, he excuse the pun) but we got loads of info.
        I think I managed to convince my hubby that we really need a proper landscape design to encompass pool and garden for that resort feel rather than the CDC plan.
        Popped into the Metricon Riva 37 show home on Sunday to look at the master bed head again which we have incorporated and at their pool alfresco combo which gave me the initial idea for our home. Thought of you but there was no Hudson.

      • Sheilzy says:

        Shame I couldnt convince hubby and the kids to go to the expo😢 They always seem to charge a fortune for food & drinks at these events.

        I’m regretting not organising the pool before construction started. It’s going to be a pain with side access restricted and I’m sure they will now charge extra for site costs. We got a quote from Xzibit and I read somewhere that he has a partnership with Wisdom Homes.

      • lunar62 says:

        Hmm not sure about the partnership. When we first started looking at Wisdom back in the mists of time … I thought it was with Narellan pools. Didn’t Xzibit work for Resort Pools and then set up on his own? I remember following poor Onewheel’s pool build.
        A pool is a way off for us but we just wanted some prices and info. Luckily for us access won’t be an issue – famous last words – as we have 6m at the side where we would like the pool. We’ve only had one rough quote from Jade Pools and that means saving our pennies 🙂

    • Sheilzy says:

      We’re lucky to have 4 assigned to us. SS told us this team of brickies are very particular and to my untrained eyes the quality of work is top notch. I look forward to seeing pics of your brickwork 😄

      • Abby says:

        Thank you. I hope really hope so. We’ve also chosen the Orpheus brick as our bricks. It was that or the Blackbutt brick. The quality of the Orpheus looks way better. Yes the Glendale is becoming a popular build. The price and design compared to some of the designers makes it a good build.

  1. cherri777 says:

    The bricks look great! I have to say that I’m extra interested in your bricks as we are having the same ones for our place. Can’t wait to see it all completed & cleaned!

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