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End of Week 3

On Friday the frame for the ground floor was mostly complete. The three areas of the extension's ground floor are now clearly defined.



We can stand in the rooms and look out the windows, and better envisage the final size and appearance of each space.

Kitchen

Dining

Living Room doors to verandah
























































Temporary supports have been placed along the line of the former back wall to the house, so the position of the doors and stairs is not yet clear ie the columns don't reflect the position of the doors.

Comments

  1. Dave,
    Looking at your sub floor pics and the brick work around the edges I was wondering how are you protecting the extensions from termites?

    Cheers
    Kevin

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  2. Good question! The City of Kingston isn't a 'declared' termite area so termite protection isn't a building requirement. Brick walls and concrete stumps, so that timber isn't in (or near) the soil is the extent of the 'protection'. I know that doesn't stop termites building their tunnels up to them in problem areas - in our former house only a few hundred metres away we had termites that did get into the floor, but they were controlled with a chemical barrier and some back-breaking work removing rotting timber sleepers used as edging.

    In this house I've progressively removed potential homes for termites away from the house, and I keep an eye out for signs of them.

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