Friday, October 29, 2010

Splash backs grouted and tiling nearly done

Kate dropped in on the block today and saw that the tilers were there finishing off the floor tiles. Our kindly tradie managed to snap a few pics for us.

Our pendant lights are also installed.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Anyone know a good fencer in Western Sydney?

We received the first fence quote back today. I was a little shocked at the total figure. I can't imagine the cost of the great wall of China coming in at much more than that quote. I can't imagine that it is reasonable.

If anyone knows any good/reasonably priced fencers in Sydney's West, I'd be grateful for any recommendations.

I have posted a picture of the style that we need to meet the developer guidelines.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Drive completed. Tiling has begun

We drove out past the block today, and a team of tilers were there, getting stuck into the floor tiles. I asked one of the tilers if they wouldn't mind snapping a few internal shots for me. Judging by the pictures, the floor tiles are progressing well. The backsplash tiles are all done bar the grouting.
The driveway is finished. It's a pretty neutral colour, so it'll just blend in nicely. I can also see from the pics that the electrical work looks to be completed. We have switches and power points.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Door Colour

I'm guessing that this is the final front door colour. We picked it, but looking at it, I'm not convinced it looks that great. It's much whiter than i'd pictured. We'll have to wait and see what it looks like once the rest of the balconies are finished before we decide to go to Bunnings and buy a paint brush. I thought I'd cheat and photoshop the balconies to get us an idea of what the finished colours will look like. Still not convinced. I think I'd better check what time Bunnings shuts. I guess it's one of the limitations of deciding your colour selection with small sample swatches. It never quite looks how you'd pictured it.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Driveway Slab Layed

This week sees the driveway slab laid, and pavers delivered ready for the driveway paving. I could also see through the window that the balustrade has been stained.
It's a bit hard to see, but it looks like the painters may have done the final coat on the walls also.
The pavers aren't as light as I had feared. I think they will look ok.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

More internal shots

And a few more internal shots. The kitchen cabinets are a little white than I'd thought, but all in all, I think they look pretty good.

Site visit

I took the day off from work today to meet the site supervisor so that I could take a look around at the progress. It looks like our early November move in date is now officially looking more like a late November move in date. It's very unlikely we'll be in on time. A little disapointing on a 34 week build, but I guess a week or 2 isn't too bad. The tilers were in again today, finishing off the ensuite. The kitchen looks good, but the breakfast bar is the wrong type and will have to be pulled back out and swapped over. The first layer of paint is on. All conrnices are done. The bathroom cabinets are all in. It's really starting to look like a house.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kitchen and tiling

Good news. When we turned up at the block on Saturday, the tilers were there, busily working away. There was a team of about 5 of them, so, I'm expecting that the progress will be rapid. I managed to, with the assistance of my zoom, get a pretty decent, over the safety fence, shot of the kitchen. Looks like the cupboards and bench tops are in.

I also managed to get a picture over the back safety fence of the water tank. It's pretty big, but it seems to blend in pretty well, and it's well out of the way where it is.