Thursday, 22 November 2012

First Contact....

Sent out a letter to our neighbours to introduce ourselfs and to let them know we will be in soon and want to obviously get fence's happening. Have not managed to bump into them onsite yet, always seem to be out there when the neighbour's 3 doors up building with the same builder are there :)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Painters working hard

I can't wait to get the carpet in, we have had hardwood floors through our house for the last 8 years so will be good to have some carpet again :)

Went past the house on the way home and took a couple of pic's. I also noticed 2 roof tiles at the back of the house missing, look like where the scaffolding was mounted so emailed my builder tonight as me next chance to contact the SS would be Thursday arvo

Front Entry
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Corner from Master
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Painters started!!

Went past the house on Saturday and the painters have started, will go past again in the next few days to get a look at the render colour.

The mission for this weekend was to sort out the flooring for the house that we need to organise afterwards.

Saturday was our tile shopping day - went down to do the local shops first, into Macarthur Tiles and we liked one of the tiles we saw on the way in. The DW said she liked it and joked we should stop looking..... walked around the shop for another 40 minutes and went back to the first tile. They let us take a sample (to keep 450x450) so took that to the display which has a heap of the same colours internally as our place SOLD!!

Here is the tile on our outside table
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Had Sunday off but back out Monday to shop for carpet and decide on if we do some floating flooring in the entryway. For carpet we decided on Godfrey Hirst eco+ carpet in a Mushroom colour

I think this is it...
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While at the carpet place we had the floor tile and selected a floor we liked and grabbed that sample and our tile and back to the display to check out what it looked like. Seems OK so basically as you open the door we will have our 2 metre Entry way with the floating floor for about 5-6 metres until it hits the Formal Lounge which will start the tiles.

Floating Floor colour

Happy to have that part all sorted, ordered and should all be waiting once we get the house so will just need to organise installers :)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Front Render done

Went past on the way home and found that the external render has been done and the front step tile's completed, I assume that means the wet area's are all completed as well

Not sure if that is the final render colour, I thought it would be a bit darker but maybe it will be painted???

Managed to take two pics of the front before my phone died...

Front view

Side View

Monday, 12 November 2012

Tiling issue sorted

Went past on the way to work and spoke directly to the tiler, went armed with my selections list. Hung out in the front of the site until he came out and invited me in. After explaining and showing him the paperwork he blamed the tile supplier and told me it would be sorted.

Asked me how I got in as he had left tools and supplies onsite, told him how we got in...

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Garage Door done and tiles started, an issue found

My Dad drove past yesterday arvo and called to tell me the garage door is on and the internal tiles have started in the bathroom. Asked home he knew and told me the rear slider is not locked and easy to open.

Ducked up today to check it out, took some snaps of the internals I missed the other day. The family was there and we noticed an issue with the tiling. In the shower niche of the main bathroom they have installed the feature tiles meant for the ensuite.....

The OMG that is wrong moment.....

Wrong Feature

Back of the front door
Kitchen 1
Kitchen 2

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Booked site Inspection

Had a booked inspection , the kitchen, bathroom, ensuite & laundry cabinets were about halfway done. The house also has the front & garage internal door installed. I left my phone in the car and only remembered 10 minutes down the road I didn't take pics :(

The only issue is there are two man holes for some reason when I asked for the laundry one to be removed and one placed into the garage so I now have both. Hope that is sorted out soon..

The wet area tiler was booked for Friday but the SS said he thought they would start today instead so from what I could tell the things left to do are:

Wet Area tiling
Internal Doors
Ceiling Insulation