14 March 2012

Plaster Master

Well, what a week it has been!

The brickies have been on site since Monday morning and the plasterers since Tuesday morning.  I am absolutely in love with the house right now!!!



The bricks in view will be rendered, hence their dodginess.  The fancy bricks for the front pillars haven't arrived yet.  They are amazeballs!

We've never had high ceilings before, and, let me tell you, we'll never go back to standard ceilings.

View from top of entry hall to front door.  Quite possibly my favourite part of the house.
Family/Meals/Kitchen.  I've decided to adopt the title 'Great Room'.  Much quicker and easier to say!

View of the Great Room from the Playroom end.
Meals space niche.  It is huge, and awesome.  We are planning on fitting this out with a custom piece of mirror.  I don't even want to think about the dollars involved here...

Niche from another angle.  It actually has quite a deep shelf, too.

Ensuite - it is looking massive, and the bath is soooo deep!  If I had my way, I'd never leave the Master Suite!

Master Bedroom
It rained today, so I suppose that hamstrung the brickies a bit.  Hopefully they'll be able to make a dent in the job tomorrow.



14 comments:

  1. It's all looking beautiful!!! You must be over the moon - who wouldn't!

    So how far into bricklaying did the plasterers start? I've never seen that before. I mean plastering starting before all the bricklaying is done. Your builder sounds amazing!!!

    B

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    1. Thanks, B! I was just talking to someone about this today. Some builders won't start hanging the plaster board until bricking is finished, but I've noticed many who complete the plaster and then brick. Ultimately, with the insulation wrap, it is (water) safe to hang the plaster pre-bricks. The plasterers literally started 24 hours after the brickies! I'm loving how quickly we're moving along.

      Once the brickies are done, the eaves can go on and we'll be at lock-up!

      M
      xx

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  2. All I can say is WOW! The speed of your build is amazing! If they keep up this pace you'll be finished in a couple of months!

    Can't wait to see what you've got planned for the various wall niches too. :)

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    1. It's a bit ridiculous, isn't it?! We were hoping to be in early in May, so we're well on track for that. I wish I knew what I had planned for the other wall niches!!!! Suggestions welcome...

      M
      xx

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    2. We have one wall niche in our dining room which I'd ultimately love to put a bright colorful oil on canvas but it will be a while before I can afford one! So instead I'm playing with the idea of buying a couple of canvas and oil paint from Bunnings and enlisting the help of our 18mth old to see what he and I can come up with! The other thought is to buy a heap of Ikea white picture frames and get small fabric samples in bright colours and put them in the frames and stick in the niche in a random pattern with 3M removable hooks...or rails with small hanging planters with air plants in them....experimenting should be fun!

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  3. Yay!! I know how excited I am this week, we just started bricks this week too! but no plaster yet for us, and our boys haven't done nearly as many bricks as yours, bloody rain just wont stay away long enough! That mirror is going to be AMAZING!!! So jealous that you should be in in May! but I have my fingers crossed for you though.

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    1. I just saw your blog. I'll have to read through and catch myself up when I have time later. My 8 year old just said 'at least it's not going to rain all day today, Mum', so hopefully your brickies should have some brick-tastic fun today! M xx

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  4. Wow...............man this owner builder stuff is way over rated...give me speed building anytime

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    1. Speed building - love it!!!!

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    2. It sucks having tradies selected before the job is ready, doesn't it Rosie? And then you have to wait for them to finish the jobs they started ... uggggh.

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  5. The entry is stunning and I love your front door. Mirror isn't terribly expensive so hopefully won't break the bank:)

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    1. Thanks, JA! It's always great to receive a compliment from you!! Fingers crossed I don't need two pieces of mirror to fit it!

      M
      xx

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  6. The house is looking great - can't wait to see all your bits and bobs go in. I love the front door and hooray for high ceilings especially in summer.

    Thanks for all the help on how to make comments too - much appreciated.

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    1. Oh yay, you're here!!! Thanks for the lovely comments, Lizzie!

      M
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