This week the first plasterboard went up on the walls. Within about 2 days all of the walls in the whole house were sheeted ready for finishing. Plasterboard is so quick! The bathrooms were also sheeted with the cement sheeting ready to be tiled.
The internal staircase went in on Tuesday, and we are really happy with the detail of the bottom two steps. We also made the steps slightly wider than normal to make them feel a bit more grand, and to make it easier to get our furniture upstairs :)
Michael's mum Julie is a leadlight artist, and she very generously made some clear diamond panels for some new windows (and replaced some damaged panels) to match the existing windows. Julie lives in central Queensland so had to do a car trip with the precious cargo and then Julie, Michael and my mum spent the day in our garage polishing the panels. The builder put the first two in this week, and they look fantastic. Thanks Julie!
The painters also started this week, and sprayed the first coat on the weatherboards. After our last-minute colour choice, we were relieved to find out that we really like the colour.