The build is really powering along now and it is awesome to see. It really looks like they are pushing to reach initial lock up before Christmas.
In what seemed like only 2 days they managed to get all the insulation installed including the roof space. It was also great to see that they have insulated all internal walls as well as the roof right up to the eaves. This will really help keep noise from travelling through walls and also help keep an even temperature in very warm and very cold periods.
|Insulation in internal walls|
|Insulation right up to the eaves|
Cornice in laundry (pictured is the
bulkhead for the laundry)
|Square set in living/kitchen|
Looking towards kitchen/laundry
and entrance hallway
|looking towards alfresco with both sides |
of the doors in now
During this time they have also worked a lot on the bricks. We were really worried up until this point not knowing if we would like our brick choice. We chose Austral Settler Pepperwood Bricks (Category 3) however were never really sure if it would match our window frames and roof colour. Since seeing a couple of walls now completed we are really happy. It is only a Cat 3 which means on the lower end of the scale (Boutique offer nearly 20 different categories of bricks).
|Looking towards garage from pool area|
|looking at theater room and living room walls|
|close up of living room wall|
|living room wall|
|front porch with cheaper bricks to go under render|
front porch (bricks being
rendered on left)
We are still waiting on Boutique to send us our Pre-Plaster inspection report. Hopefully they can advise that they fixed everything prior to the plaster and insulation going in as we have no way to check it. I guess we will just have to trust that Boutqiue's repuation for producing quality homes is correct!