Metricon Fortitude 32

Jason & Simone build a home


January 2017

Internal electrical fitout

In the last couple of days the electrical has started going in. This includes the downlights, exhaust fans, smoke detectors etc.

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Stained doors feature

One of the very best decisions we made was to upgrade to stained doors. They’re recieving multiple coats and are close to finished and looks amazing.

There’s still a couple of 1200mm sliders for the office and rumpus to come and a 920 to the hallway that will also get the same stain with translucent glass panel.

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1st coat facade render complete

Yesterday the first coat of render was completed, giving our first real look at how our Vogue facade will look when finished.

There’s still another coat to go, but the house feels substantial and the scale dwarfs you. Im incredibly happy with how its coming together.

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Downpipes and cabinets

Yesterday was another solid day of progress.

Most of the downpipes are in and look great, theres still the ones on the laundry side and facade to go, but the facade ones cant be installed until the render is complete.

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Outside ready for render, cabinet install continues

Today we seen one of the largest amounts of progress in a single day since the build began. Given the stellar pace of the build to date, that says a lot. Bricks, eaves, cabinets and painting all progressing today. We seriously have the best Site Manager.

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Portico, kitchen cabinets and water proofing

Today the facade got one step closer to complete. The portico went up along with the wooden posts to support it and the extension over the bed 1 window.

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The bricks are done, ready for render

The bricks are done now, ready for the facade to be rendered.

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The build continues

Despite some unco-operative weather, our builders started work early and beat the rain yesterday, finishing the facade bricks above the garage and office.

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Bricks nearly done

Well its early Jan 17 now and Metricon don’t start back till the 9th (our SM the 10th), but the brickies are continuing to work. Continue reading “Bricks nearly done”

Looking at furniture

This year our house will be completed, hopefully before Easter. This means we need to start planning for furnishing our home. Over the Xmas break we visited a few furniture stores to give us a few ideas.

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Bricks and bi-folds

Its been some time since the last update, like the builder’s, I’ve been on a break. Just prior to the Christmas break, the bi-fold doors to the alfresco went in and look great, hopefully even better once stained. The brick layers also got started and completed 2 sides before the break.

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