Friday, April 10, 2009

Few Photos

Here's a few photos from the walk through.
For some reason the main floor tiles come out looking a bit pinkish in the photos, but they don't look like that in the flesh/ceramic.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Walk through complete

So we had the walk through this morning. Everything looked good. Went round and looked at everything in detail and put purple sticky tape where the paintwork needed touching up, and made notes of a couple of downlights not working - presumably just need new bulbs.

The driveway is still not finished because of the rain we've had this week, but that's scheduled for early next week wether permitting. So we'll obviously have to check that before making final payment. Also found out the appliances go in after handover which is fine with us - less chance of them being nicked if the place is occupied.

I tried to take a few photos, but the batteries in my SLR packed in after two shots. :(

Looking forward to getting the keys and moving in.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Walk Through Next Friday!

Just found out that our walk through will happen next Friday! The build will have only taken about 4 months allowing for the xmas shutdown. Amazing. :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Another shot of the front

Here's another shot of the front of the house with the garage and doors closed. We're not sure if the front door should be a light colour, to match the garage, or whether it's ok like it is. Watch this space. The photos are off a camera phone so are poor quality.

They've also completed all the floor tiling downstairs...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Front Painted

Here's a photo of the front of the house, as they've just done the painting today. You can also see they've done the preparation for the concreting of the driveway.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Painting, Plumbing, Splashback

So the painting has been started on the inside, the plumbers have put baths, toilets & taps in. The kitchen splash back is also on. It seems that something has been happening on site almost everyday. Full credit to our site supervisor for organising everyone so well.

So straight on to the photos...

Home Theatre in Taubman Manhattan...

Footer lights in home theatre...

Kitchen with splashback...

Kitchen sink tap is in...

View from the kitchen...

Ensuite sinks...

Ensuite bath...

Hall... (the handrail should be painted white too. Will need to raise that with our SS).

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Small update

So a few more bits and pieces have been done this week, so here's a few photos.

The Ice Snow caeserstone benchtops have gone in and look very nice from what we can see under the sheeting.

And here's the waterfall end that we paid extra for.

And in case you haven't seen enough yet, another kitchen shot.

Tiling in the laundry.

Our SS arranged for this angled piece of gyprock under the stairs to be extended so it's flush with the ends. See photo below of what it looked like before. This was done at no expense to us and we didn't even ask for it to be done. A small change, but I definitely think the end result looks better.

Our feature wall in the ensuite shower.

And another shot of the feature wall.

The main bathroom feature tiling, which was extended from shower height to full wall height this week. A definite improvement.
This was the shower height tiling, that didn't really look finished.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

More Tiling

There's been a bit more progress this week.

This is a shot to show the size of the kitchen...

And another one...

They've done the gyprock under the stairs, and put the door on the understairs cupboard...

The feature tiling in the main bathroom shower...

The bath & vanity unit in the main bathroom...

The ensuite. The black wall in the shower will eventually be a full wall of feature tiling...

The external version of the tiles in the bathroom have been used on the porch and balcony as shown here...

And a shot of the house now all the scaffolding has been removed. Like the bright green doors? :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Vanity & Laundry Units

The vanity & laundry units went in last week, but have finally got some photos to upload. The laminate is Laminex New Graphite, and the surface is Fresh Snow.

Downstairs Bathroom


Main Bathroom

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lots Happening!

It's been a while since the last post, but there's been plenty happening on site.

We got a call from our SS last Friday and the update was, front doors now on and the waterproofing has been done. We have reached lock up stage! The pictures will be bad quality 'through the window shots' from now on.

Got another call from our SS today (take note other builders!) advising that the Kitchen would be going in, and would we like to meet on site tomorrow. Yes please!

When we went to have a look this evening we got a nice surprise... the kitchen cabinets are all done, the internal doors are in with some of the architraves, and it looks like the tiles have all been delivered and are ready to go. Also the balcony railings are in. We paid a bit extra to upgrade them to a polished chrome finish and they look very nice and shiney indeed. :)

Ok so on to the important stuff... the photos.


Example of an internal door

More work has been done on the stairs

Shiney balcony railings

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Stairs, Cornice & Garage Door!

Well everything is still moving along at a great pace. The stairs were installed today, along with all the cornicing and the garage door. It really does feel like a house now. Keep up the good work Wisdom!