Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We are at Lock-Up!

We managed to get to lock up before Christmas! The carpenters came in and fitted the external doors to the house and it is now secure, which we where really happy with prior to the break.

They also managed to install our stairs during the week and get the waterproofing done to the wet areas.

Here are some pics of our front door and stairs:

Here is another of our completed rear of the house with clean bricks showing the alfresco:

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and Best Wishes for a wonderful year ahead.



Saturday, December 19, 2009

We're Plastered!

As promised, we where plastered during the week! All of the gyprock was installed on Monday and they where still going when I went past at 6pm. The surfaces have also been sanded during the week in readiness for the next step.

Seeing the size of the rooms really brings it to reality as it starts to look like our new house!

Here is the plaster picfest:

Ground Floor:

1st Floor:

They also managed to finish cleaning our ground floor bricks today, but the area was still very wet, so will need to inspect more closely later.

The plan is to install the staircase on Monday and deliver all of the materials so that the carpenters can start the lock up process on Tuesday. All going well, we will have the waterproofing done this week and the garage doors installed on Thursday.

It’s a very tight timeline, so here's hoping all does well. Have a great week.



Saturday, December 12, 2009

Gyprock to Start 14/12

After not a lot of action in the week post my last update a fortnight ago, last week was a hive of activity on site!

The final touches to the roof, as well as the eaves and cladding have been completed last week by the carpenters. Insulation was also installed in readiness for the gyprocker’s to start this week.

We also had a meeting on site with our SS to sort out some of the issues that we have, as well as the issues from our independent inspection that we had done. The good news is that all of the issues raised have been fixed, and we are ready to move forward. He also shared with us the Tyrell’s report and the private certifiers frame report, all of which passed with a few minor issues to be addressed.

With a bit of luck, we should have all of our gyprock done and stair case installed and be at lock-up before Christmas. All of this will depend on the availability of the carpenters prior to Christmas, so here’s hoping all goes well.