Monday, June 8, 2009

Bricks & painting weatherboards

This week the brick layers have been trying hard to finish off their works. Rain has been hampering their progress so they worked on Saturday and Monday (Queen's birthday) to catch up. They were rained off again on Monday and the weather was too cold for the mortar to set so they will be back on the job this week to hopefully finish off.
Brickies scaffold to reach the top of the wall.

Weatherboards have been installed to the dormer and the west gable. Instead of timber I have chose 'Hardies Linea' weatherboards which are a cement based product. They look identical to a timber weatherboard but are much lower maintenance. They do need to be painted but unlike a timber weatherboard this product will not deteriorate and will not require repainting after 10 years.

I have chosen another Hardies product for the eave lining. This lining is cement sheet and comes in a grooved finish to emulate timber lining. Again, low maintenance but with the desired aesthetic.

Coming along quite nicely.

The scaffolding on the west side is to be taken down soon so I decided to take advantage of it and paint the gable while I still have access.

I took a few hours off on Friday to make the most of the sunshine. Managed to get 2 coats of paint on the eaves an 1 coat on the gable. It was actually dark when I finished so I couldn't step back to admire my work until the next day. I had intended to get a second coat on over the weekend but the weather was against me.
We'll see how this week goes.


  1. Wow...I does seem to be comming along!
    How behind must have building a home have been when we used to get rain ALL the time!
    Hope next week stays mild for you guys...
    It is a attractive home alright!

  2. Looking great! Love the look combined with the low maintenance of the Hardie's products.

  3. Wow it's looking great and seems to be coming along very well, despite the rain days.