Well, the driveway still looks like this.
With more rain predicted this week, who knows how long it will stay like that.
Floors are in.
Couldn’t really see the carpet, except for tiny slivers through the blinds. Obviously not moving in next Friday, and can’t get a new date until the driveway goes down.
So Sydney has seen hardly any rain this winter. There’s been only a little impact on the build. Yesterday it rained.
Guess when they planned to pour the driveway? And for whatever reason, they can’t get the guys back until Monday. When it’s predicted to rain again.
If it’s not poured on Monday, we won’t be doing handover on August 29, because the SS won’t be able to get the inspection and interim certificate done.
We’ve already booked removalists, cleaners, furniture deliveries, telstra install – all for that weekend.
Fingers crossed for the weatherman being wrong!
There’s still a bit to be done, but we had our walkthrough today. How exciting! The safety fence is down!
Formwork is in place for the driveway and footpath. It looks so pretty! Photobomb ahead!
Sewing room (My table will go right under those windows
Main bathroom vanity
Main bathroom shower feature tile
Ensuite vanity and shower
Still to go –
- Wardrobe doors to bedrooms 2 & 3
- one of the wardrobe rails in the walk in needs to go up
- about half of the door handles are on. (not sure what happened to the rest!)
- air conditioning vents are all in, the unit needs to go in when the little slab is laid.
- laundry taps
Officially set the handover date for August 29. Hoping to move in that afternoon. Fingers crossed!!
August 29, if all goes well. Can’t get a definite date until the driveway is done.
So not much has happened since the tiling was done. We went up last week, and the cornices had been added to the kitchen bulkheads, and the rails had been put into the wardrobes and the towel rails put in the bathroom. That was it for the whole week.
This week? Nothing. Well, they cleared most of the garbage off the site. They didn’t even do that particularly well, there’s still entire bags of trash against the fence. Here’s a picture of the house sort of cleared up.
I emailed the site supervisor a week ago asking for an update, but nothing. No response at all. Em and I drove up there this afternoon, and at least someone had done something today. We have benchtops and taps!! (And a big puddle)
At least it looks like the puddle is drying up, so hopefully it was a temporary spill and not a leak. We could also see the edge of a loo in the ensuite. (No pic, I have to go to weird lengths to see a tiny sliver of the ensuite!) And there’s a sink/tub in the laundry.
Not sure why there are kitchen and washing machine taps, but no laundry sink taps. (D’oh, just realised – they have to put the tiles on first) Hoping there’s a lot of work kicking in this week. Still to go that I know of are
- kitchen splash back tiles and laundry sink/edges finish
- Wardrobe doors
- bathroom basins and shower stalls (May be done, can’t see from outside)
- garage door electricals
- electricals all through – power points, light switches, lights.
- airconditioning finished
Probably more. The painting and electricals are the biggest, I think. The eaves/drainpipes/alfresco have yet to be done as well as inside. An approximate end date would be good though – there’s furniture to order!! (And leave to book off work!)
I worked yesterday, but David went up to look, and the tilers were still there, so he got to have a walk around and a stickybeak!
Kitchen cabinetry is done
I’m sure I’ll be much happier with it when the bulkheads are painted and the tile are done. (And my pretty ceasarstone arrives)
Very happy with how it’s all coming together!
Drove by this morning, and all sorts of people were on site, and let us in for another look-see!
The kitchen was supposed to start on Monday, but they were there today!
And the tiling was happening.
I’d been having some second thoughts that maybe the tiles were too dark, but I really like them. No wall tiles, yet.
And our water tank is in, too.
I think having the good looking 21 year old with me is what encourages the tradies to let us have a look 😉
Went by this afternoon with Emily, and the tiling guys were there, prepping the porch for tiling. I asked if we could go in through the garage, and they were happy for us to look through. Yay! Prepare for a photobomb!
Alfresco from the double stacker back door.
My sewing room!
Outdoor tiles ready to be laid.
Main bathroom and laundry tiles, and feature tiles for main bathroom.
Walk in robe.
Emily in her wardrobe (Only bit she’s interested in!)
Hooray!! Now I want to see the tiles laid!