Sunday, February 26, 2012

Locked up (Day 166)

This week we had the plastering mostly finished, just a few little things to be finished off.  The finishing carpenter was working all this week, he is a one man show so that is taking a lot longer then we thought.
Plaster on under the stairs
Most of the skirting boards and the doors are on.
Family Room Plastering done

Doors and wardrobe doors on

Doors to main bedroom

Water proofing was done early in the week in all of the bathrooms.

All of the outside plumbing was connected, but the Mastic sealant was not put in the articulation joints behind the downpipes on one side of the house, so that will all have to be taken back down and sealed.

We had the laundry sink and one bath delivered, don't know what happened to the other bath, I am sure it will turn up eventually.

On Friday we had the garage doors installed.  I think they look great.

Back of the Garage

Front garage doors

Lets see what the next week has in store for us.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

We have a front door (Day159)

front of the house
Well the house has had someone working every day this last week including Saturday.  The plasterers are getting through slowly, they didn't work Friday but did work Saturday.  All that needs to be done now is the cornice's downstairs.
Looking down the hall from the family room

The Carpenter that is doing the door frames and skirting boards started on Friday and will be finishing off this week.  He has put in the front door as well as the laundry door.

Front door

Downstairs Bathroom door

The doors on one of the downstairs linen cupboards.

This coming week we should have the waterproofing done, the kitchen delivered, the air conditioning in upstairs and the garage doors in.  It should be all systems go this week.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Look what I got for Valentines Day (Day 154)

Who needs flowers and chocolates when you can have stairs!  Our staircase went in today, no more climbing up ladders.

Under the stairs storage.  We have the door into the garage
so we think this will be a good spot for the push bikes.

Stairs, bottom step is Maple and the rest will be carpeted

 N29 Posts with PT29 Tops
View from the landing at the top of the stairs

Well the house has been a hive of activity over the last few days.  The plastering is pretty much all done upstairs and they will be back tomorrow to finish off down stairs.

All the plastering completed in the garage

After all of this rain is seems we have a sink hole in the backyard, lets hope its just the soil settling after the demolition and that we don't have any more surprises under the ground.

Sink Hole

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Electrical, Security, Insulation and Plaster. (Day 149)

OK this is for all of you that have been complaining that we have not updated the blog in a while.

Monday and Tuesday last week we had the electrician come and do all the wiring for the lights, power points and light switches.  These guys would have to be the cleanest tradies around, not only was the work neat and exactly where we wanted it,  the place was cleaner after they left than before they arrived.

Wednesday the guy from Sentinel alarms came to do the wiring for the alarm and security, as well as all of the TV and data cabling.  Derrick got to be a tradie for the day and wired in some things for the media room.

Electrical and Data/phone cabling

Electrical and Data/phone cabling

Friday the insulation was put in and it is amazing how much noise it blocks out.

Kitchen/ Dining

Main bedroom


Over the weekend Derrick and I went shopping and ended up with a King Size Bed and Derrick got his toys for the media room.  I think he used the whole months internet usage just looking up what was the best quality and the best buys.  The guy at Harvey Norman ended up matching the lowest prices he found online.

Tuesday the Gyprock arrived and at 1.30pm the Gyprockers started work putting up the ceilings,  they stayed till after 5pm to get all of it up.  Wednesday the walls started up stairs, and it makes such a big difference to the feel of the house,  you get a much better idea of how big the rooms are and how much natural light you get into a room.  Today it was just two guys working and they have pretty much finished upstairs.

Main Room
 Walk in robe on the Left and Ensuite on the right


Upstairs Living

View of stairs looking into Main Bedroom

They will be back tomorrow with more guys and they are hoping to get down stairs done.  They should be back next week to put up cornices.

We also had a phone call from Kurmond this week asking if we wanting gloss or matt finish for our Kitchen.  After much deliberation we have decided on the gloss.  I took this as a good sign, it means they have started the  kitchen.

The last two weeks have been full steam ahead,  Can't wait to get to lock up.

ps. Daz of your external paint work is looking great.