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Walkthrough Day – Day 260

The site supervisor had already carried out his own review and the painters and plasterers had performed a series of touch-ups in preparation for our walkthrough. Overall the review went well, the house looks great and we can’t wait to move in.

However, between us and the builder we identified further areas that require additional touch-ups. For the most part, nothing too serious, just a bit of additional gap filling, sanding and painting required. On the larger scale the WIR cabinets in the master bedroom didn’t match the dimensions on the plan so they’ll need to be replaced and the extreme weather over the past few days uncovered a leak in some of the flashing that introduced an unplanned water feature in Riley’s bedroom.

So, instead of a weeks worth of finishing it’ll probably be closer to 2 weeks. That includes the install of kitchen appliances and some of the electrical fittings. So close, but not yet.

Rather than share some photos of the almost finished house I thought I’d post some photos of our current temporary accommodation. It’s more beach shack that beach house but we know it’s a temporary stop-over before we move into our dream home.

Not long now…

Modern stove and oven

Walk in pantry

The laundry

The main bathroom with step in shower/bath combo

Water saving showerhead

Hardcore door handles

Creative electrical work

Feature light in the lounge with timber lined walls and ceiling

 

Paint Touch-ups, house cleaned, additional fittings – Day 250 – May 1, 2018

Another week  passes by and we inch closer to handover. As you’d expect, there’s lots of small changes, with no structural work going on. Our site supervisor has done his initial walkthrough and placed marking tape on the various elements that need filling, painting, cleaning, straightening and replacing. We’ve been given a tentative walkthrough date of May 8 (next Tuesday). Potential handover date – May 18/19.

Updates for the past week

  • Carpets installed
  • Outdoor shower installed
  • House cleaned
  • Additional plumbing fittings
  • Painting touch-ups

Work scheduled for this week

  • Plastering touch-ups
  • Painting touch-ups
  • Final clean

NBN fibre to the premises. Yeah!

Carpets in the office.

Polished floors, clean walls and shiny cupboards. Almost ready to move in.

All windows have been cleaned with dirty marks and manufacturer stickers removed.

Outdoor shower installed.

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.