Saturday, 25 August 2012

Close , but not sure how close? Updated

Progress might be slow but we are inching closer to our first opportunity to comment on the quality of the build. Cleaners have been busy washing windows, tiles and mirrors.

The large number of scratches on the windows are even more prominent when they are clean. We have learnt that the toughened glass we were required to install for our bushfire BAL 12.5 rating scratches very easily on one side, pity the painters were not made aware of this.

The render has a number places where water has caused damaged and the  finish is also patchy which will require re coating.

Despite the issues the majority of the house looks great and sits well on the 1 hectare block.

Reflection In The Dam

Rear Of House

The kitchen benchtops and fire hearth (Caesar stone - Ivory) have been installed.
Glass Splashbacks should go in this week.

Kitchen Ivory Ceasar Stone Benchtops

Butlers Pantry.
Waiting for Paris glass splashback

The bathrooms are complete with the En Suite bath being installed.

Karen's Bath

En Suite



Powder Room

The Garage Door installed

Meanwhile we are building a fence around the house to keep the Kobe from wandering too far during the summer months. (snakes also like to live in a rural stting)

Friday, 3 August 2012

Metricon Slowing

The days of something new happening everyday have gone. We haven't seen many tradesman this week and when they have turned up they have done little, or nothing, due to other issues.

We made our second last payment a couple of weeks ago and since the last payment is relatively small percentage Metricon have lost interest in completing the project.

The plasterers turned up and were going to plaster above the Gas Log fire until we advised them that the studs were not as required by the building permit and I guess building standards. If we were not on site we would never had known until we tried to hang a picture, or the walls cracked. I'm certain Metricon were trying to take a short cut.

Water tank is now installed.
We hope the rains come once we have connected to the house as we have 80,000 litres to fill for summer.

Sewage Treatment Plant (Worm Farm)