Sunday, July 25, 2010

Powering along.

Another great leap in progress.The big items are the stairs going in. (No more ladder yay!) Then the kitchen going in with bathroom vanities as well. Also the internal doors, the garage doors and the main front door.Along with the architraves and other carpentary.

We had forgotten to an extent how the kitchen would look, especially with such small colour swatches to go by. We are really happy with the way it has turned out though. Looks fantastic. Even got a few comments from the tradies on the great colur selections.

The front door, while the style and size we wanted, had the wrong inserts. So another is being made and the one in the house at the moment will be replaced.

There has also been an issue with the stairs. We paid extra to have a flat landing in the middle but a step has been put in. We did debate to just live with it, but it was one of the things we wanted and did pay for it, so that is in the process of being redone.

Again Wisdom have been good about it, and said they had a stern talk to the stair people.
Lots of other bits, like the home theatre shelves, wall niches and the corner post on the balcony being done.

This stage has kind of crept up on us. after months of waiting and watching the time to call fencers and landscapers (lawn guys) was here !
So that's been keeping us busy getting quotes and final decisons.

It seems like someone should have said "time to pack up and sort out the outside stuff" or fired a starters pistol,or something, So we still can't belive we could be moving in a few short weeks. It's very tentatvily set for around late August. Fingers crossed !!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Internals full speed ahead.

Lots of pictures this time around.

Over the past few days we’ve seen the insulation get installed, the outside cladding being put up and the gyprock go on. The guys were really quick and have done a good job. Something that one of the other builders in the street noticed as well.

There was an issue with the sound insulation that we asked for around the study. While we were looking at the gyprock around the study we discovered no insulation had been installed at all. This should be rectified shortly.

Today they were finding and pulling the cables through for the electricity and TV.

Finally the end is coming into sight.

It's another strange feeling that the whole "building" adventure could be at a close in a few short weeks and our purgatory of a rental house can then be vacated.

It's weird in as far as it does, but it doesn't, feel like our

house.... I suppose the operative word will be "yet"

Items such as front door, staircase and kitchen should turn up over the next week or so. Fingers crossed it's downhill from here.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Long time, no update - we know :-o

Well it's been a while between updates.
There have been a few reasons, firstly a slow down on the build, then issues around the electric plans which carried on for a while, then life and making prepartaions for the house got in the way as well.
We also had to do a mad dash to install the network and speaker wires due to some mis-communications.

Suffice to say there has been some progress and things are in full swing again.

Electrical rough is now complete and correct, insulation is done, air con installation is done, some of the cladding has been done, eves have been put in, the frame for the staircase is done and today the gyprocking was started and pretty much most surfaces have been covered. Obviously more work will be done in the next few days.

The camera has also been playing up, hence another reason for lack of updates.

However we have another one and the updates should be more regular now.
I should note that while again there was some misunderstandings and misinterpretations, Wisdom again really came to the party to fix things.

Here are some of the better pics we took over the past few weeks.