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11th July - 16th July
Painters finished, Toilets + showers installed.
Electricals all finished.
Final inspection was on the 18th of July. We handed over the bank cheque for the remaining funds on the 21st of July and received the keys. The building provisions was less $3000 from the total price, which helped paid the remaining items to be done.
Prior to moving in, we need to arrange the tiling throughout the house and the carpet in the bedrooms, which was done over the next 2 weeks.
Appliances were installed a few days prior to moving in.
Remaining to do :
- Retaining walls, Fence, Driveways, concrete paths, turf and gardens, aircon.
4th July - 9th July
Painting finished on the outside including Front federation facade
Painters have completed ceiling and will be working until next Wednesday to finish internal doors, skirting on floor, around doors and windows.
Front door painted
Update : Painters have applied the first coat to the whole house. More pictures added:
27th June - 2nd July
Skirting on floor/walls should be completed this week.
Bathroom and ensuite tiles finished
Front Federation facade started (valance rails, posts, infills)
Painting started on outside on downpipes, electricity box and under eaves.
Tiles finished on front porch.
20th June - 25th June
Fancy cornice is finished.
Garage door installed
Carpenter still working hard in finishing door frames and installing the cupboards.
Main bathroom and ensuite floors finished
Timber finials & rails on roof
Shelves in line store completed
Kitchen cupboard door replaced.
Holes in walls for power points and light switches.
Pictures updated :
13th June - 18th June
Shocking weather, rained all week.
Kitchen started early in the week and finished on the Saturday. We knew the kitchen was a descent size on paper, however it is bigger than we imagined . One of the kitchen doors had a few marks, pointed it out to the site supervisor and they advised it will be replaced. Overall the kitchen looks great.
Tiles arrived for bathrooms, laundry and kitchen.
Tiles in the kitchen started
Laundry bench and cabinet in
Neighbour phoned up and advised the backyard was flooded, had to dig a few trenches to allow the water to escape.
6th June - 11th June
Plastering on gyprock completed.
Standard cornice completed, fancy cornice still to be done (actually didn't know we had any).
Internal doors have arrived.
Front door is on and we are now at lockup stage.
Tile supplier advised their supplier is unable to receive an ETA on the tiles for the porch, therefore we have selected a similar tile
Thought we had till the end of July for completion due to the extension from the wet weather. Seems completion may be about 4 - 5 weeks away.
30th May - 4th June
Insulation in walls, some in the ceiling (wet weather continued from the weekend and today).
Eaves finished & gyprock started in ceiling
Gyprock on wall and ceiling completed
Water tank installed.
23th May - 28th May
Bricks finished on Tuesday
Electrical wiring completed
Bricks washed on Saturday, start of the wet weekend ahead and the site was very wet & muddy
16th May - 20th May
9th May - 13th May
3rd May - 6th May
Roof truss and windows were started on the 5th May, should be another day to complete the frame stage.
Frames delivered... Easter + ANZAC long weekend
Not too much happening. Frames are waiting to be delivered. Plumbers are connecting sewer, water and laying pipes
Slab construction - Not the best weather for pouring the slab. Most of the day was fine and overcast, however it did rain in the afternoon.
Latest pictures of the slab:
Frames are delayed, expected to be delivered around the 20th April
28th March to 30 March
Finally excavation on the land started today. The block has been cut and filled. Very surprised how high the concrete slab will be when finished. Possible that extra retaining walls may be required that was not plan as well has having a bit of a sloping driveway.
House has been marked out. The slab is going to be huge, the rooms look small without the walls and ceiling up.
Concrete piers are in. Only required 39 linear metres which I was quite happily surprised as the allowance was 50 metres.
The concretor said the slab will be huge and will be a landing strip when finished.
If all goes to plan should have a concrete slab on the Tuesday 5th April.
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