You may remember that last week the roof trusses were installed and braced. This week the sarking went on (the green waterproof material that covers the roof trusses), and then the timber battens installed horizontally across the roof; these timber battens are the fixing point for the roof tiles.
Our builder scheduled a meeting with us and the cabinet maker for Friday - to go over our plans and confirm layout, material, joinery profile, and colours of our kitchen, laundry and bathrooms. So, nearly every night this week Michael and I went to Bunnings after dinner to look at swatches, buy sample pots and paint them onto boards. It's so difficult to make such a long term and expensive decision so early, when there are still no walls! The cabinetry is custom made and painted so they need to get started very soon to make sure it's ready on time.
By Wednesday everyone in Brisbane was talking about the super cell storm forecast for the weekend. At that stage our roof tiles were piled on the roof - we were nervously hoping the rain held off long enough for the roofers to get all the tiles on and tied down before the skies opened. They just made it! All our mossy tiles went back on the front elevation, and they look great, just what we wanted to see.
Our Friday cabinetry meeting snuck up on us and we still hadn't decided on final colours. The meeting still lasted 3 hours, and I think we covered most of it, other than colours and handles, which are TBC! We were waiting on our floor sample to arrive before signing off, which we now have, so no more excuses.
Friday also saw our 3 metre shower cut into the floor, to allow for the grade down to the drain. It's so big that we'll (hopefully) never have to clean splashes off the glass door.
The storm arrived and brought an inch of water through the whole house, but everything stayed in the right spot - good work roofers!
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