December 9, 2022
A flurry of activity took place inside the house in the first couple of week in November and about 2 weeks ago the first brick was laid. Further details were provided in November’s project update.
One of the things I did right early on was travel out to the Austral Bricks Design Centre in the Melbourne suburb of Lynbrook. On that site I was able to see a few of the bricks I liked installed on a small wall. It definitely helps to visualize what the bricks would like on my home. I recommend a visit before your color appointment.
On a sour note, there was some dispute with Henley on the subject of the missing sarking and it’s affect on rain soaked plasterboard. This was detailed in the frame stage inspection report. In my view, the plasterboard should never have gone up until the sarking was finished.
A few days after this dispute I got a letter from Henley restricting my access to site.
To add balance, I should add that I am super happy with 99% of the work that has been completed so far.