Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Plumbing Roughed In


Finally some more progress.  The plumbers were there today.  It looks like all of the down pipes have been sent to the water tank, a water pipe has been placed between the water meter and the side of the house, and a pipe has been placed over the footings that looks like the sewerage.

Pictures to come.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

No new bricks but the old ones have moved some more

I rode past this morning to see the new bricks.  Unfortunately I don't think there were any new bricks, however I think they have moved the pallets around a little.  The builder may be trying to get the plumbing in first.  I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More bricks arrived today

According to my folks after picking up my boy from primary school they went past the block and some more bricks have arrived. Now we just need some brickies.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Near Map Updated

If you are building a house around now there is a brilliant website:  this site is like google maps only it has multiple photos over a period and you can look at your site over time.  This is what her indoors spotted on the weekend:
We can now see our footings.  This photo was taken on 16 April just two days after our footing were poured.  It gives a great idea of how big our backyard will be.  At the top left is our underground water tank, which is now a little above ground due to all of the settlement.  The backyard is dominated by our stockpile of spoil from the water tank.  The red thing in the bottom right is the portaloo.  The two dots at the top near the cut out are for the alfresco pillars.  The bottom right is our master bedroom.  Top right is our double garage.  It all looks great.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tile selection almost there

We are getting very close to finalising tile selection, including the vanities.  This is where we are at now:
The top laminex is the bench, the next will be cupoards and the bottom is the tile for the floors and walls, it comes in 400x400 which is a little larger than the standard 300x300 which we think will look a little better.  (The white is just there to simulate the sink).  Now all we need to do is choose a feature tile, most likely a mosaic, to go in the shower niche and for a vertical feature on the boys bath and possibly on our shower.

Carpet Selected

We have finalised another selection step.  Carpets.  We were very glad that we had been to a few different carpet stores and had a very good idea about what we wanted.

We knew that we wanted pure wool, twist pile and an earthy tone, not grey and not camel coloured.  This was great as it limited our choice.  The saleswoman told us to take our shortlised colours into the direct sunlight to see what they looked like, this finalised the colour choice immediately and within 1.5 hours we had settled on the carpet:
 That orange thing underneath was a free rug that the carpet shop was giving away with the carpets, we could see why they were being given away as this was the best out of a lot of very ugly looking rugs.

Bricks Moved

On Thursday we had a text from our fantastic spy neighbour.  Two guys came on site and were doing something with the bricks.  It looks like things are getting ready to start some bricking....

Monday, May 3, 2010

Meeting the SS

Her indoors went past the site about three times today. One time she saw a ute out the front of the block and she thought that she'd see what was up. It happened to be our site supervisor (SS).

It was great she got to give him the second degree and he was nice enough to answer her questions. Apparently when the bricks were delivered some of them were placed where the plumber needs access. The SS said the ones marked with an X need to be moved. I will upload the pictures when I get a chance.

Next step will be doing the brickwork up to floor level, except the garage which may go to the roof.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Power connected

We hadn't been to the site for a while but we went along today and I noticed that the temporary power pole has now been connected.

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