It’s very evident now what we have, there are a lot of finishing items to attend to, carpentry is a big one and final fixtures and fittings, but there’s enough in place to appreciate what it will become, family have been visiting throughout.

Shower floors are in, you’ll see the different stone aggregate now.

Raked ceilings are in. Went with 50mm Lambdaboard® by rigifoam which has excellent thermal properties and crush resistance but also skims and paints well. Roofing contractor has done well, even down to the quadrant trim pieces around the complex truss profiles.

Charcoal aluminum doors and windows are in. Folding Stack doors with the first leaf incorporating top hung sections so as to let air flow without allowing toddlers to escape to the pool beyond.

More decking substructure here around the pool and built in braai area.

Entrance deck is nearing completion, hadn’t yet received its Cork-tree hole. But planter box is in as well as the trellis screen which will get a creeper as part of the landscaping plan.

Garage portal timbers have received their horizontal timber girts. BIMx screenshot of the timber stripping cover pieces for discussion on site.

Kitchen is open plan to dining area with a behind the wall scullery and wash up. Sketch of proposed pendant and fan placement done on site.

Master en-suite with more resolution. Dark tile lower half offset by lighter off-shutter concrete soffits and walls.

Pool deck nearing completion and Balau balustrade going up as well.

Towards the end of this month the garage portal wall was almost complete, polycarbonate went up and a lot of discussions ensued on the amount and type of timber stripping required.

Back of house gets a small post and rail retainer fence.



We ended the last post with the polished concrete floor, we’re starting this post with another image of this floor. The stone aggregate in the concrete seems somehow to swirl and shoal like fish.

Paint primer coats are going on as well as colour swatches for final paint. Greys and off-whites are the call.

There are contractors crawling all over this project now. Finish plaster, painting, decking and carpentry.

The raked chimney flue mentioned in the previous post is now evident, the stone cladding will come later. Pergola hot dipped steel will get a dark painted finish still.

The polished concrete floor is contiguous with the shower pans which will also be a case concrete and polished but with a slightly different aggregate mix to differentiate them.

The negative corner is getting more steel and the deck frame emulates the pergola frame.

Garage portal end is clear of any structure, timber uprights with clear polycarbonate sheeting fixed externally to create a weather tight wall and timber stripping on top of that is coming next. This becomes a light composite wall with translucency on the forest edge.

Main en-suite getting some finer details. The bath has a lowered window and the shower an elevated window to provide views of the forest.

The slab has more holes in it then just the one shown previously, these smaller ones sit above the windows for the WC’s near the entrance and are inside the trellis screen thats still to come. They were placed in strict accordance with structural steel in the slab,

Timber verticals fill the garage portal. ground floor plate, under portal timber plate and two horizontal girts (still coming) secure the timbers. The centers are set to match the IBR 686 profile sheeting.

Decking substructure is going in. Soil is stabilized below decking, a geosynthetic fabric dressed on that (Bidim), and covered with a crusher course. All decks have rain drains to fall below them.

HOUSE JAMES | Progress by Maker d+a

On site it's all scaffolding for flat roofs and bare naked un-plastered walls at the moment. Foundations are in (Piling and some strip footings), External walls up to wall plate level and floor slabs cast and joints cut. Process upon process, but here's some formal representations for you in white model guise.