Eventually 130mm blackbutt timber floorboards will be laid over the top, however we are using a narrower timber profile in the corridors.
The builder has also made a start on framing up the boys' bedrooms and the built-to-boundary wall. The photo below shows the view across the terrace from the main house and gives you an indication of (what will be) soaring ceilings in the boys' bedrooms:
|Corridor link between the cottage and the new extension|
|The fireplace and chimney will make quite a statement|
Our neighbour's view of the adjacent unit block (a view they have enjoyed for the past 40 years) is slowly disappearing, and once the roof and weatherboard cladding goes up they will forget it was ever built:
And speaking of views, this will be my view from the kitchen (which is centrally located across the site) out to the back fence. I will also be able to look across in the opposite direction out towards the street, providing a long line of sight and increasing the feeling of space.
Most windows on small lot housing generally face directly across to the neighbouring house, which can be located only metres away, so this is a far, far better outcome.