Sunday, 16 December 2007

[Progress.078] Very busy week - Thursday and Friday

On Thursday (13/12), all the insulation work seems to have finished. As shown in photos below, all the timber frames for external walls are filled with all these pinkish insulation material.

This photo shows the ceiling of the front bay window area. Look at how they connect the tiny strings like spider web to prevent the insulation from falling down.

This one is from the kitchen/family room area, also filled with insulation.

I noticed some of upstairs ceiling area wasn't finished yet. I was told they will come back to finish it after the gyprock walls/ceilings all done, don't know why though.

On Friday (14/12) there was this huge bin been delivered. This probably means the builder is planing for another site clean up to get rid of all the rubbish. Luckily the bin was placed inside the fence, hope our neighbours won't strike again on this excellent opportunity, ...

And my beautiful 4 steps cornices were also delivered, can't wait to see them been installed.

There were also lots of boards been delivered, which I believe is for the walls and ceilings. These boards are huge, looks at least 7-8 m in length...

At the back of the boards, I noticed this writings: "VILLABOARD LINING - PRODUCT CONTAINS SAND, A SOURCE OF RESPIRABLE SILICA.DO NOT BREATHE DUST AS IT MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. CONTACT JAMES HARDIE AND FOLLOW INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS AND MSDS."
Not sure what you think about that, standard safety warning messages? Or was it to avoid the company from been sued? This reminds me about the sad story of asbestos victim Mr Bernie Banton, better keep a safety distance from these dangerous stuffs...

3 comments:

Build First Allcastle Princeton home said...

Allan
Did you check if batts were installed in your ceiling? Also what is R-rating for your pink batts, we have got yellow batts installed.
manh thanks

Allan said...

Hi, yes we have batts installed in the ceiling. If you get a ladder and climb into the man hole upstairs you can check it yourself too.

Ours is R3.5 (pink) & R3.3 (yellow). The R3.5 ones were installed first but for some unknown reason, sone of them were properly done, see this post:
http://building-our-first-house.blogspot.com/2008/12/progress145-some-progress-for_23.html

The R3.3 ones were installed later, see this post:
http://building-our-first-house.blogspot.com/2008/12/progress147-insulation-fix-completed.html

If you were there when they installed the batts, you can see the ratings clearly labelled on the packages.

Hope this helps.

Cheers
Allan

Allan said...

Correction, I mean:

The R3.5 ones were installed first but for some unknown reason, some of them were NOT properly done.