Sunday, 28 October 2012

We have reached Lock-up.

Going by the house regularly throughout the week, we are really happy with the progress that they are making. 

Monday - Just like our SS instructed the brickwork was completed and the plasterers had  also returned to continue work on the gyprocking, and cornices.

 Tuesday The eaves were started and they have begun the framework at the front of the house for the cladding.

The infills above the windows have also been put in.

Wednesday Had a quick walk through and noticed several marks on the walls where the Plaster is uneven and requires  re-sanding. 

Internal doors
The 'missing' bath spout has appeared thanks to the plumber.
A chip out of the front door.

Friday  Daniel's rant - Aleeda Construction - Head Chippie - attempted to have Daniel removed from the site as he worked on our retaining wall.  Unknown to him we have signed a disclosure allowing us access to the site at our own risk.  His problem was that Daniel did not have 'steel cap' boots on to which Daniel replied "they are in the car, would you like me to put them on?", looking around at his workers who were all quite happily working away inside with sneakers on.  Best if he concentrated on what he is getting paid to do and not what we are doing else where on the block.  Rant over!!
On the other hand the Electrician invited Daniel into the house to have a look at what they were up to, including the Garage door. 

Waterproofing has been started in the bathrooms, I have to meet the tiler on Monday to confirm all tiles before he begins to lay them.

Fit out in bedroom cupboards.  Notice bedrom doors have also been fitted. 

And finally we are locked out.
We are hoping that with the progress they are making that we may actually be in before christmas, but we will have to just wait and see.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Bricks and Plaster

As we had not heard from our SS, we decided to drive-by the house and see if anything was happening, only to be met with a lot of tradies parked all around the block.  Not wanting to disturb them, we came back after 3:30pm to get more photos.

Really happy with the bricks, as they were a last minute decision. 

The Termiglass has also been installed.

Looking inside, it was really exciting to see how much work they had completed in one day. 

The glass has been replaced in our Alfresco slider.

While looking through the house our SS arrived on site.  He was in a bit of a hurry as he had other jobs to check on but he informed us that the brickies and plasterers will be back Monday to finish the job.  He also said that once they finish, things will begin to slow down a bit. 
Not what we really wanted to hear.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Wrapped and Insulated

We have not heard much from our SS, but there has definitley been lots of action around the house.

All wrapped up.  As you can see the brickies have also been at the house, completing the first two rows of bricks.

Front of the house with the bricks in place. 
Main bedroom - air con wires and phone cables.

The ceiling batts are waiting to be laid.

Everything is ready for the Gyprocking to start hopefully Friday.

Saturday, 13 October 2012


Arriving at the house we were excited to see the windows had all been put in except  for the Alfresco stacker door, which was leaning against the frame in the garage. 

Butlers Pantry Window - 

Bathroom Window -  

Jack's Bedroom Window -  

View from the front - notice the Alfresco Stacker Doors in garage.
Walking towards the garage we noticed shattered glass all over the slab. On closer inspection we realised it was from our Alfresco Stacker Doors - obviously the reason why they were still in the garage.  Not sure what happens now - do they replace the whole lot or just the glass - we are hoping they replace the whole lot as we have noticed several scratches on the frame.  Daniel has noted where these scratches are and when they finally put the stacker doors in, I am sure he will be taking a closer look for these.

Something else we noticed on the windows: the top and bottom corners of the window frame - sliding part - has been grinded off to make them rounded.  The only thing is they are now uneven, no longer black and have sharp shards of metal on them.  Is this normal?

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Solar Panels...

There has been a hive of activity at the house so far this week.....

Solar panels, hot water system and 2 whirly birds.

The Plumbers have also been , running a variety of pipes around the frame. 
Butlers Pantry - servery window - with the tank slab on the right.

Hot water system pipes on right side of house, situated against main bedroom wall.