Cladding & Milling

Since I last posted most of our building time has been taken up with milling, lots of milling. It is hot, hard work and takes 2 to 1.5hours to mill an ironbark log. PC and offsiders are working early in the morning before work and late in the evening after work.

PC is very excited to report he has finished all his joists and only has a couple of bearers to go!

Then they will start the decking. 1.5 kilomters of decking!

It will certainly be easier weight though for his offsiders to manage.

The timber stack is growing

and growing:)

And for a break PC finished installing all the windows and sliding doors. This room is our games room and we will walk out onto the deck.

The moment I had been waiting for, the first piece of cladding went on!!

Soo exciting!!

We are using Weathertex cladding, a product made out of Australian hardwoods. Very easy to install. It has a very similar profile to the timber on our existing house but is lighter and cheaper.

Everyone wants to be ‘in on the act.’

Dad’s ‘right hand’

and his all important ‘board runners.’

Progress to date:)

If you have been wondering how we are going to join the two buildings, we will be building a deck on the north side and a kitchen on the south(front) side. The roof trusses on our current home will be replaced so the roof line is the same height throughout.

We have also starting cladding on the north side, this is the side you first see as you arrive.

Our ‘board runners’ again.

The children have been a tremendous help through it all.

Progress to date on the north wall.
Can you tell how excited I am to be at this stage!?:)

4 thoughts on “Cladding & Milling

  • February 20, 2010 at 2:14 am

    loving the progress Erin, Thanks for keeping us updated. You won't know yourselves soon

  • February 25, 2010 at 11:35 am

    We certainly won't.

    Dawn, thanks for all your enthusiasm:)

  • March 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I'm catching up!!! And, I HAD wondered how you were going to connect the two houses – I'm so excited after hearing how you'll accomplish this! Your lovely home is really coming along beautifully! Love all those windows! You're going to have wonderful natural light flooding in your home! Giddy with excitement for you!!!!!!!! And, I love seeing the progress!


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