Saturday, September 19, 2009

Installing windows

Now that the carpenter has finished, things have slowed considerably. I've started to (slowly) fit the windows. All the lower level ones are in. Now to plan a barbeque with the largest and strongest people we know to help get the upstairs windows...upstairs!

Bet you can't guess what happened here?! One small slip with a hammer, one giant bill from the glaziers.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mezzanine railings and veranda ceiling lining

The carpenter put up these railings just to to be safe and get passed the council inspection. I wanted him to just do frames like wall frames but he's tried to pretty them up a bit by putting the horizontal timber on the outside of the verticals. It does look nice but it means more work later on because eventually we want to cover them in either Gyprock or Miniorb. Also want to make a bridge from one mezzanine to the other so we only need one ladder up.

And besides a couple of little things that he's forgotten, that's it for the carpenter. Guess things'll be slowing down now!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Where for art thou...carpenter?

This is a little balcony arrangement the carpenter set up so he could get the weatherboards on the higher sections without having to get scaffolding.

Here's a little hint of how cute it's gonna look when it's finished.