Monday, 30 July 2012

External Painting

With the weather being kind, the painters returned and finished off the external painting which included repainting the downpipes and electricity box that had the paint washed off with the rain.

The issue we have currently, is that all downpipes are painted PVC instead of pre-painted colorbond and therefore they can only paint what they can easily get to. Behind all the pipes you can see the plain pvc colour, so this will need to be retouched. Apparently all project builders use pvc - I wouldn't think it would be that much more expensive to pre-painted colorbond.

Driveway still to come

We are still not sold on our moroka colour choice for the balcony. 
We may need to repaint this later in a lighter colour.

Loving the front door - don't mind the filthy steps.

Rear yard which doesn't show exactly how much more work we need to do after handover. 
There's another 7M from the garage to the fence boundary.

So still to come:
 - Driveway
 - Mailbox
 - Front Stairs
 - Plaster and Paint touch ups internally and externally
 - Nawkaw to come and treat the bricks

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Slow going

We are at the point where we are expecting the call from the SS to make our PCI appointment. The last couple of days have had very little happening. I am sure (hoping) that some things are happening inside and we just cannot see from looking in the windows.

Weather doesn't help considering there is still some brickwork and external painting to complete.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Floor tiles completed

Just a quick update to say that the tiles were completed today. All grouting was completed and the tiles roughly cleaned. Looks pretty good :)

Looking towards our front door

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Please.. no flaws

Electrical was completed on Thursday night - still haven't been inside to have a look as the house is always locked up tight.

Went past this afternoon (Friday) and the tilers were almost finished laying the floor tiles. We had a quick word with the tilers and they believe they will finish on Saturday.

Might be able to grab some photos when we visit on Saturday.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Let there be light

Light fittings were all installed - leaving (as far as we can tell when looking into the windows) just the garage electrical work to be completed.

Floor tiles have also been delivered.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Monday, 16 July 2012

Electrical Fitout

The electrical fitout was started today. We have most of the wires for light switches and power points now prepped and poking through the holes in the gyprock.

Plumbing fitout was completed on Friday. We now have a bath, toilets, shower screens, taps, etc all installed.

Ensuite shower head

Loving the colour of our stairs

Only the first coat on our front door, but it looks ok in this picture

Upstairs "game" room

Friday, 13 July 2012

External Tiling

Went past the house late again last night, so once again too dark for photos, and we now have a tiled front porch and upstairs verandah and it looks like our bath and toilets should all be installed today.

All the airco ducts have also been installed - bar the the rectangle vent over the fridge cavity.

Front door has been stained - terribly though, so I assume there are more coats to come.

And some bright spark painted all our downpipes and electricity boxes right before the rain started, so now we have pipes with paint semi washed off. All I could do was lol when I saw this.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Slow week

It's been a week since my last post and that's because very little has been happening.

Received our update from the SS last week and he advised that the following will happen in the next 2 weeks:

 - painting completed
 - baths, toilets, shower screens etc will be installed
 - shelving installed
 - electrical completed
 - floor tiling will be completed
 - house will be cleaned inside and out and the fence will then be removed

Also, after all the trouble we have had with the bricks, NOW we are told they are going to Nawkaw them. We mentioned Nawkaw a few months back and were told that no it would not happen.

Went past yesterday afternoon and the painters were in, so we had a quick squiz. Other than the painting, the balcony floor has had the concrete bed laid.

All bathroom tiling has been completed and we are now very happy with this. Looks pretty good - would have liked to have lined up the grout lines, but I guess this just doesn't happen in a project build.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Termite Protection

Our termite protection was installed today. It runs around the entire perimeter, including the two piers at the front of the house.

The house was locked up tight, so could only peek in the windows and the only thing we noticed that has happened, is the new hole for air conditioning duct. 

Other than the duct, the only other thing we can see is a delivery of concerete and sand, which we assume is for the upstairs verandah.