Saturday, January 30, 2010

The house was a hive of activity post Australia Day with the following that has now been completed:

Carpenters have completed all frames and doors
Plasterer's have installed cornices
Scaffold has come down out the front
Garage doors and controllers are on
Tilers have completed wet area floors
Painters have completed initial coat inside
Balcony Tiles are almost complete

And here are the Pics:

Front of house, without scaffolding (finally)!

Kitchen, with cornices and 1st Coat of Paint:

Ensuite Tiling:

Main Bathroom Pictures:

Balcony Tiles:

The tilers still have to install our feature tiles and complete the balance of the bathroom and laundry. We can't wait to see the feature tiles, as the blend of colours should really set everything else off.

The painters should also be back to finish off the inside and get started on the outside, which has not really been touched as yet.

Hopefully by the end of this week, we should have a good idea of timings for our PCI.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We Have a Kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After the much anticipated wait, our kitchen was installed yesterday in our new home! I think that we where almost as excited when we where slabbed back at the start of it all! We love all of our drawers!!

Here are the pics:

The only issue was that they one of the benches was cut to the wrong length and needs to be taken back to the factory to be fixed. We will also need to check the spec on the glass cabinets, as it appears to be clear and we definitely paid for frosted!

On another note, the carpenters where back on site today to finish the architraves, skirting's and doors to the rest of the house.

Hopefully, our amended tiles will arrive by the end of the week so that the tilers can start very soon.



Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tiles soon.....hopefully!

Received the call that we where expecting this afternoon from DL; "the tiles that you have chosen have been discontinued, and you will need to come in and select replacement tiles"

The tiles that we chose for the walls in the bathroom and ensuite have been discontinued and so we went down this afternoon to select new ones. Luckily we managed to find a variant of our feature tile that we are using in the shower niches that we will use as a border tile and in the niches.

Unfortunately, they did not have any samples, but the main tile is a satin off white and the feature tile is 6 x 2cm three shades of brown that we will run 4 rows and the border and in the niches.

Hopefully we not have to wait too long to see them as the tiles should be delivered to site next week and laid soon after all going well.

You would think that with the number of people having issues like this with there tiles, they would be able to do something about it and correct the process to alleviate the issue! But then of course, they would not be able to get some more money out of you for the change in tiles!