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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.

Waterproofing, rendering, preparing for paint – Day 165 – February 5, 2018

More action onsite since our last visit.

  • Concrete render applied to garage facade.
  • Waterproofing in all wet areas.
  • Wall between stairs has been cut down to appropriate angle.
  • Painters have started preparing for paint.

This week we anticipate the following

  • Painting to commence.
  • Stone benchtops to be installed.
  • Cut-outs for heating and cooling vents.

Obligatory front of house photo.

Raked wall in staircase – looking up from landing.

Raked staircase wall – looking from top towards landing.

Ensuite vanity.

Upstairs powder-room.

Main bathroom.

Cabinetry installed – Day 155 – January 26, 2018

Happy Australia Day!

We’re staying in Torquay this weekend so took the opportunity to swing past and check on progress. Great to see the cabinet maker has been busy during the week.

Peeking through the windows we could see the kitchen, laundry and downstairs powder room cabinetry have been installed. We expect the upstairs bathroom vanities have also been installed – we’ll check on these when we do a site inspection in a few days time.

View of the kitchen looking across from the lounge.

Appliance cupboard and space for fridge. View of the front door now installed (at the end of hallway).

Main island bench – stone benchtops yet to be installed.

View of kitchen from dining room, looking through to laundry.

Reverse side of island bench.

Laundry cupboards and sink.

Timber flooring in, stairs installed, kitchen installed next week – Day 150 – January 21, 2018

Some more solid progress since our last visit onsite

  • The timber flooring has all been installed on the ground floor. It’s now ready for sanding (at a later date)
  • The timber stairs have been installed

Kitchen install is planned for this week. The install of architraves and skirting will commence shortly after.

Doors ready for hanging.

Material ready onsite for fix out (skirting and architraves)

Timber floor in the kitchen area – island bench to conceal the power conduit shown in the photo.

 

Timber stairs have been installed.

 

Scaffolding removed, timber flooring started – Day 142 – January 12, 2018

Scaffolding has been taken down revealing the true shape and size of our home. The external colours look great and we’re very happy that our home looks different to the other ‘brick bunkers’ in the neighbourhood.

Install of the timber flooring has started thanks to the team at Victorian Hardwood Floors and it looks great. Timber floor install will be completed in just a few more days.

At the end of next week the stairs are getting installed, followed by the kitchen. From there, general fix out will commence.

Plenty of action in the coming weeks as we match towards handover!

Ready for plaster – Day 106 – December 7, 2017

Insulation has been installed in the walls and ceiling space and plaster has been delivered to site ready for the plasterers to start on Saturday

We carried out a walkthrough of the build to inspect the location of all electrical work prior to plastering commencing.

Nothing new from the outside

Plaster sheets ready to be hung.

Insulation batts installed throughout the house.

Vents for the heating and cooling system.

One last look at all the utilities before the plaster goes on.