Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Carpentry done, kitchen and bathrooms started

Spoke to the Carpenter over the weekend and he indicated he would be finished by the end of Saturday. I must say, you wouldn't think it, but it makes a huge difference seeing all the skirting, doors, door/window frames on. The only problem we have had with this stage and infact the whole process so far was that for some reason, we have been given the wrong front door. The 1400mm Corinthian door that has been hung has the vertical pattern instead of the horizontal pattern. This is the door we originally chose before we made the post contract variation to change it the the horizontal pattern due to our feeling that the vertical pattern would be too much with the vertical windows on the front of the house. At any rate, I contacted the SS and our Admin person who quickly responded to me and apologised for the mistake and that it would be corrected asap. If this is the only problem we have I will be very happy to say the least!

Kitchen looking into laundry and walk in pantry


Looking up hallway to front door
 Living area
 Bedroom 4
 Bedroom 3

 Home Theatre and hallway

 Front windows in master bedroom

Ensuite and walk in robe in master bedroom

Ensuite waterproofed
 Bathroom waterproofed

Toilet waterproofed

 Ensuite cupboard and sink installed

Bathroom cupboard and sink installed

Kitchen cupboards and island bench

Kitchen cupboards and island bench

Walk in pantry cupboards

 Kitchen cupboards and island bench


Gyprock done

Well again it was only a matter of a few days later that I heard from the olds that the gyprock had been completed! I haven't stopped being impressed with the progress so far and both of us are extremely happy with the building process to date! Even though I was away and missed all of the SS's phone calls, he still left me informative voicemail messages that kept me up to date on the progress. Very happy indeed. See below for pics of the competed gyprock. Next is the carpenter with the doors, door frames, window frames and skirting board.

Ensuite and Walk in robe

Master bedroom front windows

Looking down the hallway from the front of the house

Home theatre room

Living looking out to alfresco

looking into kitchen

kitchen back towards living

Garage internal door
 Front doorway
 Front of house

Roof completed, Bricks washed, Electrical and A/C

In the following days the roof was completed (about 2 days) and the bricks where acid washed. This was great as there was apparently a few drizzley days that would now not prevent work happening due to the roof being on. The Actron ducted A/C along with other electrical was also installed at this time along with the gyprock being delivered ready for the interior walls to be started. You can also see in a few of the pictures the electrical wires hanging out of the brick where some of our future lights will reside.

Bricks and gutters finished

Well it's been a while since my last post, mainly due to us being overseas on holiday (I know slack!). Anyway, I recieved notification that the bricks had been completed on the day after we left Australia. This was excellent and if I remember corretly, I think the time from start to finish was about 1.5 weeks. I enlistened the help of my parents to the keep taking photo's while we were away to both keep us and the blog updated. So will post more as I get through them.