The first thing I do every morning is check my inbox for photos of House By The Water. You never know when one of my Mandurah friends might have been in the area and thought to take a photo or when our builders decide it’s time to show off some work. This week I cracked the photo jackpot. My blogging friend, Trixee, was in Mandurah. Trixee is building a solar passive home in Perth and knows what a girl wants when it comes to building photos. No detail is too big or small to snap. Aside from evidence of building progress and quality, the photos serve as a record of the location of pipes, wires, holes, etcetera. As if Trixee’s photos weren’t exciting enough, our site supervisor sent photos of windows! WINDOWS!
Here’s an abbreviated collection of the photos:
The top floor render is completed and is drying out before being sealed, “textured” and painted.
The window frames (in “white lustre”) should blend in with the walls once the render is painted. Some top floor windows are yet to be measured up on site. Coming soon!
Upstairs the rendering is complete, the ceilings and cornices are in. Ready for sanding the ceilings and white-setting the walls.
The garage that will be filled to the brim before long. Entry directly into the hallway, handy, should we ever be able to fit a grocery laden car into our garage. (Note: photo featuring discarded tradie clothing. I think Trixee wanted to add this to her rather impressive “What the tradies leave behind” photo collection.)
Looking rather dark, but not for long. Scaffolding currently covers the entrance void space and light grey walls will make all the difference. The library opening is to the left.
Bedroom for the littlest pig.
And the best for last,
Open living area.
To top it all off, Nearmap published another aerial view of our property – the first time they’ve flown over since December. There’s not much to see now that there is a gigantic roof on top, but you can see the difference in style of our house compared to a typical house in our area. I hope the neighbours are not cringing!