Tag Archive: Plumbing

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.

Plumbing fixtures, door furniture and final fit out – Day 232 – April 13, 2018

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!

 

Pendant light in the stairwell. A wooden UFO?

 

Almost looks ready to move in.

Driveway done, ready for plumbing – Day 226 – April 7, 2018

The entry to the house looks very different now with the aggregate concrete poured during the week. Additional concrete for the alfresco and the outdoor shower was also poured.

A huge week coming up with the following work planned.

  • Plumbing fit-off
  • Shower screen install
  • WIR shelving install
  • Driveway sealed
  • Carpenter fit-off
  • Final site clean

Our flooring guys will be onsite the following week to perform the floor sanding and sealing.

While there’s still plenty of small details to be sorted out we’ve been provided with an approximate handover date of May 9. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly and we hit that date.

Concrete for the driveway and porch has been poured.

Riley giving the outdoor shower a test drive.

Additional concrete poured for the alfresco (missed when the slab was poured)

Flyscreens fitted to the sliding doors.

Plumbing hardware waiting to be fitted.

Basin fitted to downstairs powder room.

Tiling completed around ensuite vanity.

Tiling completed in enquite shower.

Tiling complete in main bathroom.

Tiling completed in upstairs powder room.

Front porch.

Preparing for plaster – Day 86 – November 17, 2017

Plenty of activity onsite with progress marching towards the lock-up stage. Some wet weather during the week stopped cladding from commencing so we’re expecting that to start this coming Monday.

Progress for the week

  • Bath installed
  • Flashing applied to top of brickwork
  • Eaves installed
  • Cavity sliding door mechanism installed
  • Frame squared up in preparation for plaster
  • Metal rails fixed to ceiling in preparation for plaster
  • Various cladding materials delivered to site, ready for installation next week
  • More plumbing rough-in
  • A couple of temporary doors installed

Nothing much new to show from the front.

Double cavity sliding doors in the office.

Eaves installed around the entire home.

View down the hallway to the temporary front door.

Cladding to be used on the second storey has been delivered to site.

Metal rails have been fixed to the ceiling throughout the entire house. Plaster sheets will be fixed to these after the electrical rough-in has been completed.

Flashing has been applied to the top of the brickwork. This will provide a weatherproof seal between the top of the brickwork and the cladding on the second storey.

A pack of spotted gum boards. These will be fixed to the front of the house where there is no brickwork (around the office).

 

Second floor windows – Day 74 – November 5, 2017

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.

Roof on, plumbing rough-in – Day 44 – October 6, 2017

Plenty of progress occurring this week

  • Fixed an issue with the doorway between the garage and hallway
  • Roof, facia and guttering installed on main roof areas
  • Spotted gum posts installed in kitchen and at front porch
  • Rough-in of plumbing; water (hot, cold and recycled) and gas
  • Rectify issue with roof trusses for garage

Next week should see windows installed on the ground floor, insulation wrap applied and brick work commencing.

Main roof done.

We’ve now got a doorway where we need it.

Rough-in for plumbing has been done. Hot and cold water hoses in the laundry.

Spotted gum posts installed in the kitchen area to provide additional structural support. The yellow hose visible above the posts is the gas line.

Bricks have arrived onsite. The brickies will start work next Tuesday.

View from the backyard.

More spotted gum posts at the front porch.