Mar 26, 2015 12:14 am
We are planning to get tradies in for quite a few things after handover but these are the main things.
I am just wondering if there is any appropriate order that things should be completed? here's what i'm thinking but please let me know if this isn't the best order..
3. installation of down lights
4. window coverings
Re: Order of post hand over trades?2
Mar 26, 2015 12:29 am
What type of flooring ? I'd have tiling done first, but if it is just carpet/timber I'd do:
2. downlights ( sparkies are messy buggers and will wreck your new carpet )
3&4 flooring and windows
Re: Order of post hand over trades?5
Mar 26, 2015 10:30 am
Nic and Shell 1
I'd have lights first, as Snowy said sparkies will have to cut the plaster etc so there will be plaster dust everywhere
But do you want to let the painters near your lights?
It'd be ideal if the sparkies could do everything but the actual fitting before the painters, and install just the lights after (which is what our builder did); but if not, the painters are going to get as much paint all over the place as the sparkies will get plaster, so I think I'd go for the painters first.
Re: Order of post hand over trades?6
Mar 26, 2015 11:22 am
The builder is putting bayonets in so those holes will need to be patched up and painted over once the bayonet has been taken out (they won't just put batterns in the ceiling, I already asked and they sad no) so maybe I will get the lights done first then the painter can go over the patched sections then window coverings then flooring? Also if I want to get the little holes from the bayonet patched will the painter do this or do I need to do it myself?
Re: Order of post hand over trades?7
Mar 26, 2015 11:24 am
Good idea about the sparky coming back later to do the fitting after the painter has been. I'll ask if the sparky could do that.
Re: Order of post hand over trades?9
Mar 26, 2015 1:16 pm
We are doing
2) floors (bamboo)
3) paint touch up and window treatments
Our build thread: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70984
Re: Order of post hand over trades?10
Mar 26, 2015 1:19 pm
Our Honeywood Build
(they won't just put batterns in the ceiling, I already asked and they sad no)
Not sure what stage your build is at, might be too late to request a change but maybe try asking for 'junction boxes' in the roof space instead of the battens? That's what we did in all the rooms we wanted downlights.
I'd be asking why if they say they won't do it. Patched holes will be (barely) noticeable, but why create the extra work if it can be avoided?
Re: Order of post hand over trades?11
Mar 26, 2015 1:22 pm
I already asked them for junction boxes and they said no. They won't budge and it's super annoying but I can't be bothered fighting them anymore haha
Re: Order of post hand over trades?12
Mar 26, 2015 3:53 pm
Our sparkie came back a few times. He said to live with some of the lights for a while and really figure out where you want them once furniture was in. (500km drive at no cost to us)
We only had LED and fans, so it was easy to do after the painter had done the ceiliings.
Re: Order of post hand over trades?13
Mar 26, 2015 6:27 pm
Ah that's so nice of him! Yeah because it's hard to even know if you should get cool or warm until you're in and you can see it with your furniture isn't it?!
Re: Order of post hand over trades?14
Mar 31, 2015 1:55 am
We have done lighting first, then painting. Painters were fine around our led lights. They take care and if they don't well that's not acceptable. Then we have ordered window treatments at the same time which takes 3-4 weeks to make but cannot be installed until painting is done.
Then floor tiles, then skirting boards and lastly carpet.
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