Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Locked Up and Stairs!!

So we are now officially at lockup stage as all our external doors (except the garage door) have been fitted and the place can be closed up for the xmas break! Its exciting, but also bit of a bummer as unless a tradie is there we will be unable to get in to grab pics when things get done.

When I was there today I found a guy there working on the cornices and he had finished about half the house - said he would stay as late as possible and would probably be back early in Jan to finish it all off as he would have about 1/2 a days work left after today. He was also under the impression that the waterproofing was still scheduled for tomorrow but whether or not it will actually happen he couldn't say.

Also some of the internal doors/architraves had been started and....wait for it.....the stairs have been fitted. So no more climbing up and down the ladder! It looks really good and we are really happy we chose to fit a door from the study for a storage area as there is quite a bit of room under there.

As this is likely to be our last update for the DECADE I will finish this off with a


We will be back in Jan with hopefully lots and lots of pics as we get closer and closer to moving into our new home!

Monday, December 21, 2009


Well this weekend we managed to get completely plastered! It was a pleasant surprise to find a whole team of gyprockers working on our place on early Saturday morning when we went out to the block.....what was a bigger surprise was to find them still working at 5pm on Sunday afternoon!!! They were just finishing up when we got there and when we asked about why they were working on a Sunday they said it is because the stairs were being done on Monday!!

So it looks like we will still make lockup for tomorrow as apart from the stairs the only others things to be done is the waterproofing and fitting the doors!

Oh and I did manage to take a few pics ;)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


So over the last couple of weeks there hasn't been a whole lot of work done on our place, which has been extremely dissapointing. The only thing done since the 1/12 was the plumber came back and fixed a few things that we were not happy with after his initial fitout.

Well all that changed as of last Friday when the electrician (who is a nasty piece of work - however that is a story for another time) came out and did his rough in and yesterday the carpenters were back working on the rest of the eaves/cladding along with the guys installing all of the insulation.

I had to drive out to the house this morning and ensure all the cables for the HT room were sorted as according to our SS the gyprock was going to be delivered today and possibly may even start going in today. Sure enough when I got there around 8am the truck was there and the guys were unloading all the boards to both up and down stairs. The carpenters were also there finishing off their work. I managed to have a quick chat with them and they felt they would be done by around lunch time and they were under the impression that they gyprockers were due today as fingers crossed they turn up!

Oh and I managed to grab a couple of quick shots while I was there as well.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Clean Bricks!

Well I popped out to the block this morning and found that they had finished the remainder of the roof tiles for the lower roof sections and that the cleaners had been back and cleaned off the rest of the brickwork and it looks great now - a couple of patches of bricks that appear a little "scuffed" (perhaps from the cleaning) as they are a smooth face brick but overall the colour looks great.

Now we just await the carpenters to come back and do the rest of the eaves and the cladding and I believe the sparky is due in the next week or so to do his rough in.

Hopefully we will get a few more updates in before the xmas shut down.