The scaffolding came down this week! The shape and scale of the house is finally revealed - and the details are now unobstructed. I think the colour with the trims and the shingles works, so we're relieved.
Down the back, the weatherboard wall on the deck went in. Those two doors will connect to an external staircase, to get us from the deck to the pool without going through the house. The timber balustrade was also installed on the upper deck. We borrowed the balustrade detail from a house we love nearby.
Inside the ceiling battens started to go up. We agonised over the width of the timber for the ceiling for 2 weeks, but we are now really happy that we persevered with the detail on the ceilings. The wider ceiling boards cost more, but we negated that cost by changing the skirting boards from a detailed profile to the same timber, so we broke even in the end.
The bathrooms are waterproofed, and the tiles are on-site so that big job can get underway. The wardrobe and internal doors also arrived. Some were damaged on the truck, and they are special order from Sydney - so we might just be super open plan for a while until the replacements arrive.
Our pool surface was also prepared for the new coat of render, it got 'sparrow-pecked' to create a rougher surface. Time to make a decision on the pool tiles.
Now that the scaffolding is clear, work can get underway on the pool, decking, and carport.