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
Outdoor shower installed
Additional plumbing fittings
Work scheduled for this week
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.
After many months the temporary fence has finally been removed, providing a clear view of the house. As an added bonus the onsite porta-loo has also been removed providing our first photo of the house facade without a dunny in front!
Progress onsite this week
Water-proofing of outdoor shower
Commenced install of plumbing fixtures
Installed door furniture
Install of shelving
Install of data cabling and cabinet
Sealed the concrete driveway
A bit more upstairs that we couldn’t see
Plan for the week ahead
Tiling for outdoor shower
Timber floor sanding and coating
Front facade without the fence and toilet.
The kitchen sink now has a tap.
A view of cabinetry installed in the entry from the garage. Not sure why it’s there – we didn’t ask for it!?
Recycled water taps installed.
Data cabinet installed in the garage. Ready for NBN fibre to the premises – yeah!
Things have slowed down with the next stage of construction waiting for scaffolding to be erected and tradespeople to become available.
This weeks inspection showed the following updates
Scaffolding erected on second storey
Plumbing installed between 2nd storey and ground floor
Windows installed on second storey
Next stage should see cladding installed on the second storey as we move towards the lock-up milestone.
See below for some recent photos, a walkthrough of the second storey and some drone footage showing the surrounding area.
Current view from the front. When the scaffolding comes down next time we’ll have a view much closer to the finished design.
Plumbers have been busy installing drainage for bathrooms and toilets upstairs.
Birds eye view of the house and surrounding blocks yet to be developed.
View from the western side.
View from the rear
A view of the house and surrounding area. Directly behind our block will be another row of houses, bordering the road currently being built. Further North is the wetland area and off in the distance you can sea the new Torquay Coast Primary School that the boys will attend.
View from the front with the wetland area in the background.
See below for a video showing the ongoing development and construction adjacent to our block.
See below for a video walkthrough of the second storey.