24 May 2009

digging again

Excavation has begun again outside to pour the footings for the driveway retaining walls:


The front door has been installed:

The tile in the entryway has gone down:


The drywall and cement board around the fireplace has been installed:


As well as the drywall around the stairwell:


The first plumbing fixture has been installed in the ensuite (a happy toilet):


And, also in the ensuite, the structure is going in for the millwork:


18 May 2009

priming and tiling

This week Drew got to see the house for the first time. Everything is coming together very quickly now. The brickwork is almost done, but we have to wait for another shipment of bricks before it can be finished up.


The stringers were notched into the wall of the stairwell and drywalling continues in the basement:
On the ground floor the drywall has been primed which will show any imperfections in the drywall, so they can be touched up before the final paint job:


Tiling has begun in the ensuite bathroom and laundry room - in the shower:


and on the floor:



and one more picture of Drew out on the upper terrace: