Week 12 progress

The State might be partly locked down but the build has been continuing. No change from the outside this week but lots happening inside. As can be seen in the picture below, internal painting has started.

The plastering was finished in all the rooms. Architraves were added around the windows and doors, and the ceilings and walls were sprayed – just undercoat for the walls but ceilings were all finished with ceiling white.

For the architraves, we have gone for a simple colonial style, which should suit our colonial style doors when they are installed. The architraves are 92mm wide to make them a bit more of an architectural feature.


After last week’s waterproofing, the two bathrooms had screed added to the floor, ready for the installation of safety vinyl soon.


Still need to finish painting the front door. The hallway is a little dark but should be a bit lighter once the transom has glass added.


The door from the main room to the hallway also has a transom above.


The fireplace is also starting to look like a real feature in the living room. It will be great when we are finally able to toast marshmallows on the fire 🙂

Looking from the living room to the kitchen.

In the two shower areas, the walls will have SpaPanels. It was great to see them onsite, ready to be put in soon. The pressed tin also arrived this week for the splashbacks in the kitchen and bathrooms. It seemed like a good idea to get the pressed tin delivered to the parcel distribution centre when we ordered it back in February, but not so much fun picking it up and driving it down to the build now that we need to avoid travelling, especially when the pressed tin had been sent from the COVID-19 epicentre in Tasmania!! Prior to putting the package in the car we wiped it down with a bleach/water solution. I never thought I would have to do that. Oh how our lives have changed!


Looking forward to when the old shed is demolished and the skip is removed so that we can see the frontage of the house properly.

Next week laminate Blackbutt flooring is due to be installed in the living/dining/kitchen and hallway.

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