Thursday, November 3, 2011

Connected again!!

Hi Guys, we finally have our Internet up and running so I'm connected again :)
Alot has been happening since we took possession on of the house on 14.10.11 wow it will nearly be a month soon, how time flys when you having fun!!

Our settlement went smoothly and to our SS credit everything that was asked to be fixed was, we just have one little problem to be rectified, our front feature brick wall was damaged when pulling up the plastic around the slab on handover day so a few of the bricks are to replaced which should happen sometime next week!!

We had moved all of our things in on the night that we took possession, We did a couple of loads and we were done (the positive in not owning any furniture), We had most of our furniture delivery's arrive the Saturday (day after handover) and Tristan was fast in putting everything together. We spent the first couple of days on the inside of the house also had the curtains measured by Sharon's curtains and Tristan laid the floor boards in the study.
We then started on the outside,( All boundary fencing was completed on day of settlement) Tristan built our side gate, garage screen, we had our front taps moved as we are having the deck all the way to the front, then started on the front deck, putting in the train track sleepers that will be connected to the decking and frame, while i started on the staining the fence (which i still haven't finished) All in all we have done a fair bit in the 2 weeks we had off but there is still so much to do (when we have the funds to do so)
We are having the front of the house rendered on Monday in Surmist (excluding the feature wall) this is why hasn't finished the deck,, we are going to wait till the render is complete. The curtains are scheduled to be installed next week or the start of the one after. I only have a few pics on my phone but will take some more soon :)

I still have alot of decorating to do, but here are my first pics....


Side Fence

This is the only pic i have of the side screen which is now complete

My half painted fence

Trist putting the sleepers in..



Study flooring


Couch and Ottoman

Dinning and Kitchen

Dinning table


(Tristan is going to run all the wires through the wall so you want see them)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Driveway and A Delay

Finally the driveway was poured on Monday and its just what we wanted :) We also received our Inspection report back from Kevin over the weekend, all together the was 15 items, some that we had already sighted on the day with our SS and mostly only cosmetic touch ups, A couple of them thought will need a little bit of work, they have to pull out a couple of bricks and replace them and also fix the fascia and gutter on the front of the drive to make it "Fall" right, which is were the delay comes into it because the driveway has been delayed they now can not go on it, till its completely set, thus not being able to fix the garage till next week, So we have a new handover date of next Thursday so only really delayed by 6 days, a little annoying but better off waiting i think! I will keep you all updated if there are any changes :) And here are some pic's of our driveway its alot lighter then it will be in these pics as there is a light powered over the top!! (also you will see that our next door neighbours slab has been layed in the back of the photos)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Practically done!!

We had PCI yesterday with our SS and Kevin from "New home inspections"! Had a bit of bumpy start ie our SS forgetting that we had presentation at all lol, he was in the office when i rang and he was quick to jump in the car and arrive at the house, he also had one of his carpenters come around and open the house so we could start looking around, Kevin was busy checking out the outside of the house. All in all we are very happy with the finish of the house there are only a few things on the list of things to fix eg, the laundry bench top is currently been pulled out and replace as it had the wrong edging, the mirror in our ensuite is also wrong as its meant to finish square with the vanity but for some reason they have cut it to sit 50ml before the end of the vanity on both sides so that is also going to have to be pulled out and replaced, other then those 2 things, the rest it just cosmetics, paint touch ups, stain removed from windows where the painter couldn't keep inside of the lines ect, ohh and for some reason our driveway still has not been poured but the SS assures me it will be done any day now. We are just awaiting the report from Kevin now to see if he has more things to add to the list but he has told us the list it pretty good!

I received our Cert of occupancy and finally invoice from Metricon late Monday afternoon, so all paperwork was sent  off to the bank yesterday and they have advised me that i should defiantly have the cheque before next Friday.... Wooooooooooo, i don't want to get my hopes up to much but i am a little excited now!! So if everything goes to plan (crossing my fingers) we will have our keys to our New Home next Friday!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Coming to an end!!

Sorry for the lack of posting guys, the time really seems to be getting away from me atm... Lots has been going on, carpets is in, cage, toilet and fencing removed, site scrap, shower screens are in, first house clean, SS has been through and put blue stickers everywhere that he wants fixed before the QA go through for metricon and we have our Cert of occupancy :)

We also now have some exciting dates i can share with everyone..
19.09.11  Painter to go through and fix everything we a blue spot
21.09.11  Metricon QA to go through the house
22.09.11  Driveway to be poured
23.09.11  Hopefully we will receive our last invoice and we will send paperwork off to the bank
27.09.11  PCI walk through with SS and Kevin from home inspections
07.10.11  Handover ( Crossing my Fingers, we have furniture meant to be delivered the week after )

Only 3 weeks, can you believe it??? The build has gone so fast and really with not big problems (yet)
The SS rang this morning asking if we would like a load of top soil as they had extra, Yes thank you :)
We also have got our fencing process underway, just wait for a response from my handful a neighbours now, hoping to get it up before we have hand over so the dogs can move in with us but will just have to wait and see.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

WE GOT IN, WE GOT IN!!!!!!!!!

Tristan and I went down to the Casey council this afternoon so we could get the Names and address of our neighbours to get our fencing process under way we have already got a quote, now we just need to get them to the neighbours to agree :) We have got a quote through Big Red Fencing but i have also heard that there is another company that is doing fencing in the avenue at a great price, i cant remember there name but I'm pretty sure the company starts with P.... do any of my Avenue ladies know who this is???? I would like to get another quote before sending it off to my neighbours all 5 of them... at least they all have a small portion of the fence!!!
Anyway after we left Casy of course we went on down to check up on the house and finally our garage door had been put down and we could see it in all its loveliness :) after we had walked around the whole house getting some new pic's of the mirrors that had gone in through the windows, Tristan thought he would check the internal garage door and like magic it just opened, and there i was jumping around with excitement :) So we got some pics of the whole house finally from the inside, and had a closer look at the GREEN splash back sitting in my kitchen were the WHITE splash back should be, cut a long story short there was a mix up with the name of the splash back and we didn't pick it up at the signing and now we are stuck with it until after have hand over and fork out lots of money to get it ripped off and replaced :( anyway back to the exciting bit, here are some pics, we are so happy with everything (with the exception of the above) 

Here you go................... Warning lots of pics :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We can almost see the finish line!

Tristan and I were able to go down to the house yesterday afternoon and WOW we could not believe how much was done in 3 days, Ok so we now have the Garage door on ( couldn't get a pick because the door was up and we couldn't work out how to put it down), plumbing including toilets, taps, sinks complete, heater ducts in, and another brick clean, makes me wonder why we are going to be waiting till the start of October for handover. Not much left now, Driveway, carpet, mirrors, shower screens, electrical appliances, and the obvious house cleans :) I'm a very happy girl today. Dean also rang me this morning just to go through a few things that we want fixed and give me some dates......

House Clean - 05.09.11
Carpet - 07.09.11
Driveway - 22.09.11
All electrical appliances to go in on the day of handover
I think maybe its time to start getting things like our home and contents insurance organised.

And yes i was able to get some pic's, loving that we are having alot more sunlight in the afternoons now cant wait to get in side, we are going to have a walk through with Dean next week or the week after :)

Mirrored doors

Heater ducts

And Again

We have Light :)

Kitchen tap

Bath, taps, and shower head


Garage Door

Ensuit Vanity with sinks and Taps (and some bricks too ;) )