Monthly Archive: March 2018

Tiling complete, garage door on, electrical started – Day 218 – March 30, 2018

Some more good progress the last couple of weeks.

  • Inside tiling has been completed
  • Vents fitted for Heating and Cooling
  • Garage door fitted
  • Electrical install started (just a couple of items remaining)
  • Formwork for remaining concrete done (driveway and alfresco)

A few days of inactivity with the Easter long weekend making for 2 short work weeks; Friday and Monday off.

What’s left? Not sure about the order in which these things will be carried out but these are the remaining things I can think of

  • Pour concrete for driveway, alfresco and outdoor shower
  • Tiling for outdoor shower
  • Install security system
  • Install remaining lights (garage facade and pendant bar over island bench)
  • Install ducted vacuum motor and outlets
  • Fit all plumbing fixtures; toilets, taps, basins
  • Timber capping on stairs
  • Install all kitchen appliances
  • Door furniture (handles/locks)
  • Install shelving for walk-in robes and pantry
  • Install stone benchtop in walk in pantry
  • Additional paint touch-ups
  • Installation of control panel and outside compressor for heating and cooling
  • Timber floor sanding and coating
  • Carpet laying
  • Any tidy-ups that come out of final walkthrough by us and the builder

When it’s all listed out there’s still plenty of work to be done. Hopefully it can be scheduled to run together closely.

The facade is now complete with garage door fitted.

Formwork in place for concrete to extend alfresco. This was overlooked during the initial slab pour back in September last year.

Vents and downlights installed in ceiling.

Lights fitted to bedrooms.

Ready for pouring the driveway concrete.

 

Render complete, tiling underway – Day 204 – March 16, 2018

A fresh look from the front this week with the final coat of render over the garage facade.

The tiler Chas has been onsite, installing tiles in all the wet areas – some good progress and it looks great!

Once tiling is complete we should have plumbers and electricians onsite doing the final fit off.

Render around garage now matches the colour of the roof and guttering.

Final render in Colorbond ‘Wallaby’

Tiles in the upstairs powder room

Tiling jigsaw magic in the shower

Niche in the ensuite shower

Tiles in the laundry

 

 

 

Painting completed (first pass), ready to start tiling – Day 197 – March 9, 2018

After a slower than expected February (hold-ups with the painters) we’re a further month down the track and the painting is now complete (still some tidy-ups to carry out).

Bathroom vanity cabinets are now in place and painting of walls, ceiling, skirting and architraves give the house a more finished feel.

This Monday is a public holiday in Victoria so there will be no work onsite however the tiles have been delivered and the tiler has been booked to start work on Tuesday. We expect he’ll be close to finishing by the end of the week. After tiling is complete we should see a rush of trades applying the finishing touches.

In no particular order…

  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Electrical points (power-points, lights and switches)
  • Door furniture (handles/locks)
  • Timber capping and handrail for stairs
  • Additional paint touch-ups
  • Timber floor sanding and coating
  • Additional concreting – alfresco, shower and driveway
  • Installation of vents and outside compressor for heating and cooling unit
  • Garage door install
  • Carpet laying
  • Kitchen appliances installed

Depending on the scheduling of trades we’re still hopeful of moving in mid/late April. Fingers crossed!

A video of our most recent walkthrough.

Scroll down for a collection of recent onsite photos.

Vanity in ground floor powder room.

Vanity in en suite.

Vanity in main bathroom.

Deliver of tiles, ready to be installed in bathrooms and laundry.

Laundry cupboards.

Stairs – ground floor to landing.

Front door with stain applied.

Paint applied to office.

Spotted gum at front of house with clear coat finish applied.