House construction Progresses – We’re past Lockup – Solar System is installed

Posted by Benjamin Close on December 17, 2009 under Country Living | Be the First to Comment

With Christmas just around the corner it’s time for another house update. Things have progressed quite a bit since the last update but also a lot slower. The house has finally reached lockup and  hence we only get to see what’s happening when trades men are around.

Format Homes have continued working on the house and each week a little bit more has been done. Since the last update the following has happened:

  • Gyprock has been completed
  • Doors have been installed
  • Cornus has been put up in all rooms except the bathrooms (we’re having ceiling high tiles)
  • The Bath has been installed
  • The showers have been water proofed
  • The screens have been put on the doors & windows
  • Tiles have been delivered and begun to be installed
  • The bricks have been cleaned
  • The kitchen has been installed
  • The Bathroom & Ensuite Vanity has been installed
  • The linen press has been installed
  • Eaves have been put up
  • The Gable has been capped

All of this happened over the few weeks since the last update. Sadly it doesn’t look like we’ll be in by Christmas. This seems to be due to the Tiler who, whilst doing a good job, is also quite slow.

On the flip side, Solaris has almost fully installed our 3.3kw Solar system. Including batteries, inverter, regulator and panels. It took the guys a week to install and they did a great job at making it work, look good and were very professional.

Below is some photos of the progress of both the house and the solar system installation.

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