Saturday, May 21, 2011

Update 21st May 2011

Had a site inspection with Builder this morning and got to go inside the house today to have a look. It's been a busy 2 weeks with heaps done in that time. Doors going on, wet area floors tiled, wood floors down, front roller door on but we are most excited about the kitchen going in this week. We are really happy with how it has turned out and can't wait until the splashback is done and the appliances go in. The wooden floors have come up fantastic and can't wait to see them finished off, they are going to look wonderful.

Spoke to builder and he said he has all his tradesman booked in so it should all go smoothly from here, touch wood :)

Here are the piccies we took today.

Roller Door In

Love the roller Door

More roller door

Wood Floors - Aussie Beech 130mm wide

Rumpus room

Main Bathroom

Upstairs Floor

Upstairs looking towards front door

Ensuite Bathroom





Main Bathroom

Walk-in Pantry, so girls are you jealous

The door profile throughout our house

View from our Bedroom

Laundry Floor

Powder room floor

More Kitchen

The front door

To be cont...........

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Update as of 7th May 2011

OK, back on track this week, the builder was able to have a full week at the house, as the last two weeks were short ones due to the Easter break. This week has seen a fair bit completed. Yeah we now have stairs, inside and out, and they look fantastic. We are really happy with how the internal stairs look and the also the finish off around the whole stairwell, it gives a huge sense of the open space. The cornices have been put in this week. And the water proofing has been completed on all of the wet areas. On the outside the wood panelling has been put in the front gable roof peaks, these will look great once stained, matching doors and window.

When we went out last week we noticed the shower areas (main and ensuite) had the begining of  built in wall shelves, umm when orginally spoken about we thought they were a little bit expensive for what they were, can't remember the cost, but we decided that they were too much. Well I spoke to the builder about this and he said he thought it was in the tender, well it isn't. He said that they had already been waterproofed and did I mind them being there, of course I asked about excess cost, his reply was that it was his oversight, so they were a freebee, sweet. He also said that the tiles and flooring would be done this week and hopefully he would have the house to lock-up by the end of the week.

But most important, we have been given a date for handover of the 17th June, yippeee, can't wait. Time to start boxing our lives up and get ready for our last move for a very very long time.

These are the pictures we took on 7th May.

wood panelling in gable

Side of house, first look with scaffold gone

wood panelling in gable

Main bathroom

Rear of house, we love the stairs

Rear of house, stairs

rear stairs from top level

Bathroom water proofing

Ensuite shower area

Stairs from top level

Stairs from mid level

Stairs from mid level

Laundry, showing finished cornaces.

To be cont....

Update as of 2nd May 2011

Been a bit slack of late updating the blog. I know I spoke to the builder during the week but really unsure of what was spoken about, I think I need to update each week. Well from memory this week the inside of the house was gyprocked and not really sure what else was done. We are really happy with the finish of the open wall (window) between the rumpus room and loungeroom. These are the following pictures we took on the 2nd May.

rumpus room looking into loungeroom

rumpus room looking into loungeroom

Stairwell from bottom level

Tash's Room

Tash's Room

Russell's room


Stariwell from top level

Master bedroom

Shower cavity - master bedroom

To be cont......

Monday, April 25, 2011

Update 22nd April

We went out on Good Friday to check the progress, we weren't really expecting too much as it's only a short week followed by a very long weekend. Well weren't we surprised.

The first thing we noticed was that the front posts and the sandstone capping is in and we are very happy with the look. The front window has been stained. The internal air conditioning unit and ducting is all in, the insulation has been put in the walls and the electricals are all roughed out.

The gyprock is stacked throughout the house and the Gyprockers are booked in to start on Wednesday.

We took the following photos.......

Photos taken 22nd April

To be cont............