Brunacci Residence Progress | Update 6

The last couple of months has seen the completion of all the electrical and plumbing rough-in, installation of wall and floor insulation and commencement of window installation.

Eastern view looking into rear courtyard

Eastern view looking into rear courtyard

Remaining window frames will now be installed and then glazed in situ. Once watertight, plastering will commence with other finishes and final fit off to follow.

Site Progress Diary:

A water proof membrane has been installed to the roof top terrace and will later be tiled over and concealed. In addition to the Butynol rubber membrane, the concrete mix used on the roof terrace includes a concrete additive ( Xypex ) which crystallises and blocks the pores in the concrete rendering it water resistant.

Roof terrace which has been covered by a Butynol ( rubber ) membrane which provides additional water proofing for the concrete roof

Roof terrace which has been covered by a Butynol ( rubber ) membrane which provides additional water proofing for the concrete roof

External pre-cast concrete walls which are not exposed have been insulated with extruded polystyrene insulation, which will later be plastered over. The underside of the concrete floors have also been insulated with extruded polystyrene. This is to limit heat loss downwards from the in-slab hydronic heating system.

Extruded polystyrene insulation has been applied to external pre-cast concrete walls where not intended to be exposed

Extruded polystyrene insulation has been applied to external pre-cast concrete walls where not intended to be exposed. Also visible are electrical cables which have been roughed-in prior to concealing with plasterboard

Plumbing, electrical and air-conditioning services have now all been roughed-in prior to plastering commencement. All sewer and storm water pipes have been acoustically insulated to  limit any noise caused by water movement in the pipework.

Plastering ceiling framework has been installed to enable installation of air-conditioning duct work. While a hydronic heating system has been installed as the main source of heating in the house, the heat units are also able to provide a cooling function which will be distributed via the ducted system as required.

Plumbing and electrical services have been roughed-in prior to plastering commencement

Plumbing and electrical services have been roughed-in prior to plastering commencement

Window installation has commenced and will soon be finished. All windows are double glazed, and are of the maximum double glazing size possible. With such a spectacular view, it was paramount to achieving an unrestricted view by utilising the largest double glazed panes possible.

Window installation has commenced with frames installed first and then glazed on site

Window installation has commenced with frames installed first and then glazed on site

 

North east view showing partial completion of window installation

North east view showing partial completion of window installation

Once all windows have been installed and glazed, the building will be water tight and the next major stage of the construction can commence – the plastering and final fit off

Brunacci Residence Progress | Update 6 was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by MJ Architecture