Eaves and stuff

It feels like forever since my last build update when I shared news of our roof being completed more than a couple of weeks ago. I had high hopes of being at lock up right now but the trades lined up to do the flashing work were a no show for a few days which unfortunately had a knock-on effect on the building schedule.

So, what’s new I hear you ask?

The balustrade walls of the master bedroom balcony are finally up and been given a coat of waterproofing sealant. These walls will be cladded in Scyon Matrix panels.


The eaves are done and they look fantastic! I’m so glad we decided to extend the eaves all the way around the upper storey. Apart from the thermal benefits, I think the wider eaves finish the roofline very nicely.


The carpenters also started on the cladding work and so far I’m excited by what I see. The Scyon Stria was actually a last minute variation and hopefully it was the right choice to complement the contemporary style of the house.


James Hardie Scyon ‘Stria’

I also noticed the downpipes had been installed. We went for the rectangular profile downpipes so unless my eyes deceive me the ones we got are the wrong ones! Guess who’s going to get a phone call first thing tomorrow morning? Arrrgh!!!


Plodding along

We had a productive week on site with every job on the lineup ticked off as scheduled. Yay!

Bricklayers had their last day on Tuesday (17/3), exactly 4 weeks since they started working on our house. What a milestone!

It’s tricky to get a decent shot of the completed brickwork with the blue shade cloth in the way. But from where I stood on the footpath, the side elevations looked to be finished according to plans. The remainder of the upper storey will be cladded in Scyon Stria.

Render to the portico was completed on Wednesday (18/3) and it looks freaking awesome!

Gutters and fascia were installed on Friday (20/3). Boy oh boy, what a difference they made to the house!

I couldn’t be happier with Metricon at the moment. The build is progressing well and it’s been smooth sailing so far. Site manager J gave me some more exciting news when he called on Friday.

Next week’s lineup is action packed!

  • Roof tiles – Tuesday (24/3)
  • Carpenters will be on site from Wednesday to work on the eaves and cladding.
  • Electrical rough-in, AC and insulation

J also mentioned that we will have a walk through in a couple of weeks. Woohoo! Can’t wait, the excitement level has been turned up a notch!

Bristile roof tiles "Coal"

Bristile roof tiles “Coal”