Thursday, March 4, 2010

The end is in sight!

After a slow finish to last week, this week has been great, and we can certainly see the finish line in sight!

This week, the painters where back to finish some of the internal painting, the cleaners came through to make it all nice and clean, our carpets where installed yesterday and with today’s good weather, the painters where back to do feature walls and the external paint work!!

Here is the picfest of all of the action:

Outside of the house:

Our clean Kitchen and Bathrooms:

Inside of the house, with carpet, balustrade and feature walls:

They still have to finish off the kitchen splash back tiling, as well as installing the Handrail on the stairs.

At this stage, the plan is for PCI to happen on Thursday 11th, with handover to follow two weeks after that!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Shower Screens and Electricals!

Lots of action to end the week with our mirrors and shower screens installed in the bathrooms yesterday. We are really happy with how things are starting to come together in the bathrooms! Here are all of the pics:

Powder Room:

Main Bathroom:
The electricians where also back to start the final fit-off. They are about half way through and should finish the rest off on Monday. I hope they remember the changes that they made at rough-in due to the position of beams etc. Here is a pic of the style of outlets we are having:

The plan for next week is for the painters to come back and finish off the outside? Then for the cleaners to come through and do there thing before our carpets are to be installed. Then bring on the inspections!

Hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Driveway Done!

We have a driveway! The end is on sight! The good weather has allowed the rest of our driveway to be poured. Here are some pics:

The tilers where also back to finish the tiling in the main living areas, as well as completing the porch and alfresco tiling. I will post some pics once they have been cleaned.

The plan is for the electricians to be back tomorrow to carry out the electrical fit-off, which should take us through to Monday. Then we just have the external paintwork, the shower screens and mirrors followed by the carpets.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tiling & Driveways!

The improved weather this week has meant that they have been able to pour our driveway crossover:

Hopefully, they can get the rest of it done tomorrow before the rain returns.

The carpenters where back yesterday to finish a few things off and finally install our Home Theatre doors:

We are happy with how they look, and do not restrict much of the light into the entry way.

The tilers started on the main floor tiling today. Most of the tiles are laid, with just the grouting to be completed. They have also started our kitchen splashback tiles, and we are happy with how they look in contrast to the kitchen cupboards and floor tiles. They can then complete the balcony, and start on the entry and alfresco, which will all be done in the same tile. Here are the pics:

The roof guys also came back to fix up a few small issues, as well as install our whirlybird on the ground floor roof.

The plan for the rest of the week is to complete the rest of the driveway, with the painters to come back to complete the external work and the electricians to complete the fit-off.

Further to our architrave stair issue, I have spoken with our SS and he has said that it is more of a structural issue between the two floors. We discussed some alternatives, but decided to keep it as is, to avoid any further cracking in the future.



Sunday, February 14, 2010

Taps, Door Handles and shelving!

Actions since my last post include our Bathroom fit-off has taken place:

Our rangehood was also installed:

Our shelving was installed in all of our cupboards; here is an example in our Walk in Linen:

The carpenters where back to install all of our door hardware:

And they also installed the architrave in our stair well:

Does anyone see this as an issue? Does anyone else out there have the same problem? Logic would tell me that raising it up by a few millimetres when installing it would have made it look alot better!

Our termguard termite protection system was also installed, and they managed to start the excavation for our driveway prior to all of this rain, as shown in the pic below:

The plan for this week is for the tilers to return to carry out the tiling to the main living areas.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bathroom Vanities are in!

Our vanity tops and sinks have been installed! The bathrooms are starting to come together now.

Here are some pics:

And here is a close up of our feature tile:

The painters have finished the inside and we are really happy with how the colours have come up. Here is a main shot of one of the bedrooms:

We also had our air conditioning outlets fitted and connected through the house today. Can't wait to make use of them on those hot stinking humid Sydney nights!

The rest of the week should be a hive of activity, with the rest of the fit off continuing.

Friday, February 5, 2010

A very wet week in Sydney, with more to come, but lots of internal action this week at the house.

A few more things have been ticked off the list including:

Wet area tiling almost completed

Painters have started

Balcony railing has been installed

Here is an updated pic of the front of the house:

Here is a close up of the balcony railing, and then from inside showing the combination of colours:

And here is the wet area tiling, with the Ensuite followed by the main bathroom and a close up of the feature tile:

The painters need to finish off the internal and do the external painting as soon as this weather eases. Once they are done, the internal fit-off can begin!

Have a great week.