We have a roof. It’s a rather dazzling white despite the gloomy day on which the Nice Wolf took these photos.
The skillion roof line of our house is such that no one is actually going to see much of the roof cover. We picked “Surfmist” Colorbond to reflect the sun, to keep our home a little cooler and minimise air conditioner days. We plan to add solar panels later. These will contrast completely with the white/grey roof cover but only the seagulls will notice.
You really can’t see the effect of the roofline yet for all the scaffolding:
Eventually it will look a bit like this:
Aside from the addition of the shiny roof, all the ducting for our air conditioning has been installed and our air conditioner unit is ordered. We have ordered an LG 17kW system – recommended for its value for money by our cooling specialist. Other companies recommended that we install two units for our house, doubling or even quadrupling the cost! Luckily, we are not wilt-in-the-heat types, and hope to manage the heat well with window dressings and only use the air-conditioning on the really hot days of the year. On those same hot days, the solar panels will be producing plenty of energy.
Pre-wiring for our phone and internet lines, the plumbing and electrical tubes and guttering has all been installed for the second floor.
According to my schedule we are still 3 months away from “lock up”. The next big job on the list is internal and external plastering but I think some of that incredible scaffold jungle has to come down first.
One last dodgy site photo (for my Mum)! This picture is taken from the open, upstairs living area. Check out the view! It’s a little dark now, but wait until the rain clears, the scaffold is removed and the walls and ceilings are painted. We were so focussed on getting the downstairs orientation for views right, that the upstairs view comes as a pleasant surprise.