Fantastic Rural Home At Mount Archer Completed – Summary of Construction Work Follows

June 14, 2017
Peter Jones Constructions

Peter’s team completed a fantastic home at Mount Archer recently – following is a snap shot of the building process that took place over the last couple of months.

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Follow the numbers to see the home being created………..


1 – The set out begins.


2 – Footings and slab have now been competed – just awaiting the frame delivery.


3 – Slab has been finished now and the timber has been delivered ready for the carpenters to start work.


4 – Carpenters have put the frame up in great time and the trusses are now on site ready to be installed.


5 – Crane lifting trusses to carpenters as they assemble the roof framing.


6 – Trusses now completed and carpenters are not far from finishing the frame.


7 – Sarking and windows are now installed. Plumbing and electrical roughins are now being done. Roofing has been completed.  Brick are due any day.


8 – In this photo is a massive pile of insulation to be installed in the ceiling before the plasterboard goes up.

We always use an R2.5 polyester batt on our ceilings as it helps cool the living areas in summer and keeps the warmth in winter.


9 – A few progress shots of the brickwork – the day the brickies started it was raining and a few days later when they finished it was sweltering hot – poor guys!


10 – Photo showing you the family room/kitchen now the plasterboard has been installed.


11 – Carpenters are inside installing doors, architraves and shelving.


12 – Cabinetry has been installed – this is a massive kitchen with loads of work areas.


13 – Drainage and treatment plant are going in.


14 – Finished this home a while ago but forgot my camera. I ducked up late one afternoon last week and took a couple of photos of the finished product. Looks great with the grass starting to grow!


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Completed Laceys Creek Extensions and Major Renovations – Summary of construction work

May 24, 2017
Peter Jones Constructions

We have just completed major renovations on a home at Laceys Creek.  The home is now over double its previous size!  The job entailed adding: a huge deck, three bedrooms, new bathroom and laundry, extending the kitchen and making a walk in robe and ensuite in the existing house.  This is the before shot.

And this is the after shot – what an amazing difference.

We have been posting updates of this job and now that we have finished you can read the full summary of the building process which has been posted on our Facebook page.

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Follow the numbers to follow the construction progress………..


1 – Have completed the set out and site cut and now the steel posts have been installed.


2 – Floor frame and floor being laid for the bedroom and bathroom extension.


Next photo shows the internal walls stripped and ready for modification to suite the new walk-in robe and ensuite.


This photo is the existing kitchen and patio stripped out as the new kitchen takes in the old patio with a new deck extension to be added.

There is major work to be done to the existing house as well as the extensions to be added. The house will be over double the existing size when completed.


3 – Frame for bedrooms, laundry and bathroom extension are now up and trusses are ready to be placed.


4 – Existing deck floor joists have been removed to be replaced with new floor joists. They will bring the floor level up to the same as the existing kitchen area.


5 – Kitchen and dining room extension floor, has now been laid. This will make a huge increase in size to the old kitchen area.


6 – This photo is looking back over the new massive deck frame to the kitchen extension. When completed the new deck is almost half the size of the existing house. The clients are looking forward to spending a great deal of time out here!


7 – As you can see this job is progressing well, framing is nearly completed and ready for roofing to be installed.


8 – The job is moving along well and we are now at lockup stage.


9 – This will be the future kitchen / family room. The post is in place to support the beam we replaced the existing external wall with making this room almost four times larger.


10 – This flooring is tongue and groove timber laid over the structural sheet flooring which will now match the existing brushbox timber floor throughout the house.

Once it has been sanded and polished, it will look a million dollars.


11 – Laundry cabinetry is in the process of being installed.

Kitchen is under way as well, it will be a massive kitchen in colonial style.


12 – Carpenters are working on laying the deck at the moment. This leads straight off the kitchen/family room. Once completed it will make for an awesome entertaining area.


13 – Kitchen is looking great – waiting for the caesarstone benchtops to be installed.

They will have a great view out over their deck once completed.


14 – Laundry and vanity cupboards are now completed – ready for the tilers to start.


15 – Hopefully the kids will be able to keep their room tidy now with the great storage space in their built in robe.

Will look even better once painted!


16 – Painting is coming along well – inside and out.


17 – The kitchen appliances and the ceasar stone benchtops have now been installed. The kitchen is really starting to take shape now.


18 – Floor polishers had a huge job ahead of them – stripping back the existing floor.


This next photo shows the new hallway floor sanded.


Once the existing and the new sections are polished, the floors will all look the same (even though there is 20+ years difference between the existing and new work).
I am waiting with much anticipation to see the finished product, as I just love timber floors.


19 – Some photos of the cabinetry – great job done by Aspen Cabinets again.


20 – The ensuite had a double shower with different fittings for his and hers.


21 – The custom build-in bookcase in the study has turned out great. The timber floors have polished up beautifully!


22 – Fly over roof of the deck has finally been completed and what an awesome area it has created.  The family love it.

A couple of photos showing the outside finished. We have turned a smallish 80’s styled house into a modern country feel. (Now it’s well over double its original size.)


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Another new home in Upper Caboolture is finished – Summary of Construction

March 15, 2017
Peter Jones Constructions

We are very proud to have finished the construction of another new home in Upper Caboolture. The clients couldn’t wait to move in!

Following is a summary of the Facebook posts showing the home from set out to hand over.  Just follow the numbers to follow the construction stages.

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1 – We are busy at the moment and this new home has just been started as well. The set out and the electrical lead has happened.


2 – The plumbers are laying the pipes.


3 – The next stage is that the footings are concreted in.


4 – The slab preparation is now completed and slab is being poured. The carpenters were able to get onto the slab the next day and get a start on the frame.


5 – Carpenters are well under way on the frame.

Crane is placing the roof trusses in position.

Frame completed and ready for fascias and gutters and roofing.


6 – Carpenters have completed the frame including installing the ceiling battons.

Plumbers installing their copper piping inside the walls.


7 – Roofer is working hard at installing the roof.


8 – Frame is now completed and plumber and electrician are installing services inside the walls.

The media room has sound insulation installed in the walls and ceiling so they can really crank up the sound while watching their movies.


9 – Plaster board and windows are now on site ready for installation.

Roof has now been completed, bricks are delivered and ready for the bricklayers to arrive.


10 – Brick layers are working along nicely. It is now starting to look like a home.


11 – Plasterers have sheeted and are now in the process of setting the joints. This makes the inside really start to take shape.


12 – Carpenters are now installing patio ceilings and eaves linings.


13 – Carpenters are working inside – fitting doors and architraves.


14 – Wet-seal is a water proof membrane installed behind the tiles to stop any water leaks. This has now been completed in wet areas and shower recesses.


15 – Painters are working through at the moment, big house ahead of them.


16 – Kitchen has been installed.


17 – Another home almost complete. Driveways have been poured now – not long til handover.


18 – Another home completed – just waiting for handover. The clients can’t wait to be in their new home.


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Vital Vanities

March 8, 2017
Peter Jones Constructions

Vanity units create personality and practicality in your bathroom. When designing your bathroom they are often a critical focal point.

 

Whether freestanding or wall mounted, your choice of vanity should accommodate the type of basin and your overall space and storage requirements.  We can help you with this.  Following are some examples of vanities in homes we have built.

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Modern, double basin, wall hung vanity with feature stone wall.  Behind this feature wall to the right is the walk in shower and to the left is the toilet.

Modern, square line basins with a feature red colour in the vanity unit.

Black and white bathroom colours work well together.  Following are more examples of difference styles and shape basins with this colour scheme.

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Basins come in varies shapes and sizes.  You just need to utilize the space effectively for your requirements.




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Captivating Kitchens

February 8, 2017
Peter Jones Constructions

Kitchens should always be captivating.

 

And here are some of our captivating kitchens in many varying styles, shapes and sizes.

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If you look hard enough you can see the wine glass chandelier – a perfect focal point in this kitchen.

The island bench was also designed to accommodate a built-in wine fridge.

The red glass splashback turns this kitchen into something special.

A feature window instead of a splashback allows ample light into this kitchen.

Also with a very popular 900mm stove, which has gas cooktop with wok burner & multifunction electric oven.

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This kitchen has feature pendent lights and the splashback here is a mirror.

It also features a 1 1/2 wall mounted oven, which saves your back trying to reach in to get your baking out.

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This kitchen is a superb example of a modern streamlined kitchen with 40mm ceasar stone bench tops with waterfall ends.

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Lovely Laundries

February 1, 2017
Peter Jones Constructions

Your laundry doesn’t have to be just functional, it can be comfortable and good looking too. Working together we can make it both practical and stylish.

 

Laundries can vary from large to more compact, but they all have a stainless steel laundry tub and flick mixer tapware.

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Following are some photos of lovely laundries in homes we have completed.

At Peter Jones Constructions we work together with the client, the colour consultant and the tile shop to achieve the optimum result for the client.

This laundry is built to accommodate the under-bench front loader washing machine and drier, as they are becoming more popular to use.  The red feature tiles make you enjoy your time in the laundry.

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Stunning Stairs

February 1, 2017
Peter Jones Constructions

Stairs need to be expertly designed so that not only are they functional, but they also need to make you want to use them.

 

We can help you utilize your space so that your stairs are a stunning feature in your home.

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Kwila stairs with painted sawtooth stringers.

You can’t see from this photo, but these stairs went up 3 storeys and the light shining over the plant is coming from a skylight in the roof above.

Polished Kwila internal stairs with a magnificent feature pendant light above.

Rear stairs leading off an external deck with powder coated handrails.

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Granny Flat at Landsborough – Summary of construction work

February 1, 2017
Peter Jones Constructions

We have just completed a granny flat at Landsborough for another happy client.  The clients were so happy with their home that they sent me this Thank You note….

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Here is another opportunity to show you the building process which has occurred over the last few months.  Following is a summary of all the Facebook posts showing the home being constructed.  The home consists of two bedrooms, an ensuite and main bathroom, double garage with laundry and open plan family/kitchen/dining area with an alfresco overlooking the bushland setting.

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And so the home construction process begins – just follow the numbers to follow the progress………..


1 – Home at Landsborough is underway at the moment

First photo shows the set out of the house.

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This photo shows the footings being poured.

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And the slab is finished.

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2 – The frame is up.

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3 – The roofers have been busy.

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4 – The job has continued and is now ready for the external cladding. Whilst this is happening the insulation gets inserted.

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5 – The granny flat is definitely taking shape with the external cladding now on.

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6 – We have had the underground service locator in as we are connecting services to the existing house. The series of blue spray paint on the ground (in the first photo) indicate services that have been located and we have to avoid damaging these. The second photo shows the main service trench bringing the power, phone, water and sewage line to the new granny flat. We managed to dig this trench without damaging the existing services.

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7 – The kitchen has been installed. There is a huge amount of work space and storage, much larger than your average granny flat.

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8 – The clients chose a vinyl plank for the flooring of this project as it will be softer under foot than tiles.  And gee it has come up looking and feeling great!

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9 – This job is now completed and handed over to a lovely elderly couple who were rapt as we were on budget and ahead of time and they were elated with the quality of the finish we have provided to them.

Here are a few photos upon completed.

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Designer home near Caloundra on the beautiful Sunshine Coast

January 19, 2017
Peter Jones Constructions

Marvellous family home at Little Mountain on a larger sloping block.

This family home was designed specifically to suite the slope of the block and it has fitted in perfectly.

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Another Custom Built Home by Peter Jones Constructions

The Story of the Build

The Customer Story

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The clients needed a large family home and loved the feel of the modern Queenslander with its polished timber floors inside and spacious decks outside.  So this was the type of home they wanted on their sloping block.

To reduce the footprint on the sloping ground the best outcome was to put the garage and games room downstairs, with all of the living and bedrooms upstairs which carries across the slope at the rear.  Their rear entertaining deck is almost at ground level.

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This challenging sloping site brought up many problems that we had to overcome both in the design stage and during construction.

For example, one challenge we faced was that the block was a wedge shape with the lower land at the front being too narrow to build on but the further we pushed the house back the steeper the slope became.  We even had to get a site stability report done as it is in a “land slip zone”.

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The final outcome has worked out terrifically.

The newly Australian clients left their homeland in England and came to Australia looking for the sunny Queensland lifestyle, and they now have achieved this.

They simply love the liveability of their new home and entertaining on their decks.

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Beautiful Timber Decks

December 21, 2016
Peter Jones Constructions

There is nothing better than relaxing on your beautiful timber deck.

 

We will help you decide on the style, size and materials to be used to build your perfect entertaining area.

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This is a magnificent kwila deck laid by the carpenters over an existing concrete slab.

This has given the outdoor area real character.

The owners were extremely happy with the outcome and are now enjoying their deck.

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Here is another deck under way:

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