Sunday, 26 February 2012

Doors and Walls

We are really pleased with the progress of our home so far!  We've seen a lot happen on site in 1 week and have officially reached lock out stage!  The front door (MJD trilock), garage door (coaba), all internal doors are done (linear & sorrento) - and look fantastic!  The plastering is complete and so is the 4 step cornice.  The waterproofing is done in our wet areas and the rainwater tank is fully installed!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Outside done….now it's all about the inside!

A lot of progress has been made since I last updated our blog:
  • Eaves 
  • Downpipes
  • Portico brick piers
  • Merbau timber posts
  • Electrical roughing
  • Wall insulation
  • Gyprock walls & ceiling
  • Sound proofing

We had our 1st inspection with our site supervisor last week. We are very happy with the progress so far and excitedly are on the countdown now that the inside has started!  We asked how much longer we've got before completion and were advised approx 8 weeks!
OMG that's not long at all and I've got a lot of packing to do :-)
We also made our first purchase of new furniture last week at Ikea :-) Gosh I love that shop!

Tiles Tiles Tiles - we're do we begin!  The 600 x 600 tiles we were going to get have proved too much of a headache.  Every tiler we speak to says screeding is a must.  The problem is that the kitchen is already manufactured (being installed next week) and the height provisions for the bench and all internal doors can't be changed.  Our SS advised that it's best to leave the skirting off & unpainted.
To cut a long story short….we've decided to go with a 300 x 600 tile - which means all hassles above can be forgotten!  Apparently the new modern look for these tiles is to have them laid in a 'brick' pattern rather than standard square look.
We also chose the carpet colour for the bedrooms!  Our home is coming together really quickly and we love every visit to our block!  Expect to see the front door and garage door installed in the next week and also the kitchen cabinetry take shape!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Our roof is on and so is the rain!

Bricks were finalised on Monday 30th Jan and the Roof & Insulation was done the very next day Tuesday 31st Jan!  We are very happy with how our home is taking shape and visit nearly every day to see the progress.
The front posts are bricked ready for installation of the 3 x Merbau timber posts which were delivered today as well as the eaves.
We had a call from SS asking if we knew how to get rid of the rain LOL No more work can be done outside until the super wet mud pit dries up.
Next week we'll hopefully see the giprocking commence inside….woohoo!!!
Now - if only we knew how to clear away the rain….oh that's right Stockland have planned an outdoor event so of course it's going to rain AGAIN! :-)
On another note, we've been checking out ikea and furniture shops getting ready for a shopping spree when it's time to move in……I seriously can't wait!