Building A New House
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!902
Jul 04, 2008 11:03 pm
Congrats Nicola. You will finally get to unpack all those things you've been dreaming about.
And sending the kids off to play with their hopefully found games you can sit back with a drink in your hand and be happy as a pig in ****.
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!903
Jul 04, 2008 11:04 pm
awesome news congratulations!!!!!!
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!904
Jul 04, 2008 11:28 pm
Thanks so much guys!!!! We are wrapt just to hear the official date!!!
Monday would have been great too, but ce la vie?
Will definitely take plenty of pics for everyone, but unfortunately you might have to wait a week or so for me to get internet access to upload them?
I might give dial-up a whirl when the shakes kick in though...
We're sooooo excited....
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!905
Jul 04, 2008 11:36 pm
That's fantastic news Nic - you must be over the moon
Wow, only a few more sleeps and you'll have your beautiful new home. Looking forward to seeing all the pics
I hope the move goes smoothly for you and Ian & the kids
Building with DFH - carpet installed!
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!906
Jul 05, 2008 10:48 am
Fantastic news Phoenix It’s been a sensational journey thanks so much for sharing.
Gee the phone wiring still haunted you until the very end...At least it’s all connected now though.
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!909
Jul 07, 2008 1:20 am
Well since Friday, i've downloaded some pics for you guys (sorry their small, they're off the mobile).
Here's some of the Telstra contractors digging our trench. They dug from the lead in cable which was locate in the middle of the driveway diagonally across the front of the house to the meter box on the other side of the house, so about 25m's?:
And the result! Our very own madison box!!!:
Anyway, we went down to the house again this afternoon.
We noticed that the mirror in the ensuite was taken down and replaced with another one over the weekend.
Some of the laminex end pieces of the upper kitchen cupboards beside the rangehood, had been taken down and replaced.
The side panels of the ensuite and bathroom cabinets were still off today too....
We've had an issue with the top laminate strip on the side shadowline area of the cabinets. This is what it looked like before:
Hopefully they are replacing the side panels of the 2 cabinets (bathroom & ensuite), they have to be back on tomorrow, and ready for handover on Tuesday.
The only thing that will be outstanding out of ALL the items i have been told, is the single panel of the garage door that requires replacing, because they installed a handle incorrectly.
Anyway, the reason for heading down to the house this afternoon was to paint/seal the garage concrete floor. We swept and i vacuumed it, looking like a complete nob!
Who in their right mind vac's their garage!!! lol...but i needed to make sure there was minimal dust before we painted.
Here are some pics:
We ran out of paint, 3/4 of the way through the job, so i had to run off the Bunnings to get another 4lt tin. It really soaked it up!!! When i came back we needed to use the car headlights as the light had just about gone!
I'll head back there tomorrow to roll on the 2nd coat myself. Then we can start to move stuff in during the week!!!
If we didn't seal the floor in there, we would never get around to doing it, so it's best to do it now....lol...that's me, always pre-planning!
They still need to come back tomorrow and do ANOTHER clean of the house, as its still not presentable...and there is still some broken bricks etc. that are still on site that requires removal. Nearly there!
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!910
Jul 07, 2008 8:58 am
Wow, your almost in your beautiful home.
I think you were just starting when I joined the forum so I have been reading about your build from start to finish. I cant wait to see how you furnish and landscape your house.
BTW....I thought driveways etc were all part of the package for most homes but it appears to be not the case with most builders? When our last home was built (volume builder) driveway and landscaping was included in the package, maybe they dont do this any more?
Anyway, you and your family deserve all the happiness I'm sure this house will bring you.
Cheron Butch race 6
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!911
Jul 07, 2008 9:15 am
Well today's Monday so ONE MORE SLEEP!!!!!! I bet tonight will be a long one.
Can't wait to see photos and hope everything goes smoothly.
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Jul 07, 2008 10:05 am
The garage looks great painted. We will definately be doing this too and hopefully before we move in. Whenever century that may be!!! The colour you have used is very much with our colours could I ask what it is??
Look forward to seeing more pics soon.
Building with Porter Davis since October 2007 - what a nightmare!!!
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!913
Jul 07, 2008 10:11 am
I'll second that - great colour for the garage. I hadn't even considered doing this, but seeing how well it has come up I might have to cajole one of the contractors from work to give me some mates rates
I'm so excited for you P - only one more sleep Can't wait to see the finished product with the furniture and decor installed.
Hope everything goes well with the inspection
Building with DFH - carpet installed!
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!914
Jul 07, 2008 10:21 am
Thanks so much guys!!!!
We've had a couple of enquiries about the paint already, its made by White Knight. We chose the Medium Grey colour, it comes pre-tinted and we bought 2 x 4lt's and the first coat used about 5lt's.
Heres the link:
I'm sure there are others out there, so i suppose just make sure its suited to garage floors?
Mrs B, unless they are house & land packages, Henley do not do the driveways and landscaping....so we miss out there....BUT, the up- side to that is that we can get exactly what we want...and not have to compromise. (Hopefully)
Kevin is at the house from 9am today with our C/M conducting his 2nd Handover Inspection. I've asked Kev to call me when he's on-site but finished his side of the inspection, so that he can check out my niggling issues around the house.
Hoping to have some good news from Kevin soon......
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!916
Jul 07, 2008 10:37 am
I agree - the garage floor looks great, we have the standard concrete in ours now and it gets so dirty, I'll definatley be doing this - well done!
Try and get some rest tonight
My karma ran over your dogma
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!917
Jul 07, 2008 12:50 pm
Fantastic news mate!
Should a certain Home theatre company be locking in some time for you shortly???
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Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!918
Jul 07, 2008 12:57 pm
You must be sooooooooooooo excited
It,s been great following your build,so thanks for sharing it with us
What a great idea painting the garage....looks like another thing on our 'to do list'
I wonder if we could just paint it now...LOL We are only at the slab stage....
Here,s hoping the move goes smoothly and wishing you lots of happiness in your beautiful new home
Building on 9 acres
Re: READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!919
Jul 07, 2008 1:34 pm
Can't wait to here how it all goes . best of luck with the handover tomorrow.
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