Thursday, 27 December 2007

Decking Complete !!!!!!

Christmas is over *sigh* only 363 sleeps til Santa comes, lol !!!

Decking was finished on the 23/12, talk about cutting it fine ! Melbournes weather has just been ridiculous, we were lucky to get it finished in time for Christmas at all !

Now we just need an outdoor lounge and the decking area will be complete !

Still on the list of things to do:

1. Screening fence (possibly merbau) to hide the water tank

2.Screen for the bin area

3. Landscaping to begin on the backyard

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Partially decked...............

Decking is coming along nicely......Will be all finished on Thursday. The area totals 40sqm....All we need is a disco ball hung in the alfresco and we'll be ready to paaaaarrrtayyyy !

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Well, I'll be......decked !!!!!

Decking started today !!! Do you like our new blonde superviser LOL ????

Monday, 26 November 2007

Christmas is coming !!!!!

Put up some decs on the weekend......

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Eat your heart out Martha Stewart!!

So, what do you do when you can't find any pictures or prints that you like in the stores? You make your own !

I was busy making these this morning and I am so happy with how they all look in our bedroom as it was looking very brown and white and needed a subtle injection of colour.

Eat your heart out Martha Stewart!!

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Off to bed sleepy head !

Our new bedroom suite was delivered yesterday and it is sooooo lush, even if I do say so myself.
Who said touch lamps can't be classy.
Poor Lachie, this is what moving day does to a 4 year old by 6pm !
There have been a few troubles with the house since moving in. Nothing too major and our super has had everything fixed really quickly ! Will update more in the next post.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

So Happy !!!!!

Well, we moved yesterday, and thank goodness we didn't hold off til today as it has been pouring. We now have some lovely mud baths in our backyard, lol !!!! Even the dog is too scared to go outside for a leak, lol !!!!

I will probably bore you all with way to many pics over the coming weeks, but i really am so happy with how our house has turned out that I have gone snap happy !!!!

D'oh, I just realised none of the lights were on when I was taking the pics, no wonder they are so dark !!!

Friday, 2 November 2007


Moving day is officially tomorrow however I have been a busy little bee today and have taken a few car loads over with a few more to go tonight.

Here are a couple of pics, although the window coverings just don't do the place any justice, lol !!!!!!

There will be plenty more pics to come !

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

It's ours !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pics and details.................

****** COMING SOON ******

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

PCI Inspection complete :)

Chant with me....

"1 week to go,only 1 week to go" lol !

Had our PCI today, there is a list of small items to be fixed, nothing major and all should be done by next Tuesday ready for handover next Wednesday. I did get a bit sick of our supers replies to our queries being 'well, I wasn't the super at the time that was done......." Hmmmmm not our bloody problem, just fix it already, lol !!!

Oh, and there was wee in our toilet !!!!! The bloody cheek of it, we now have a 'used' toilet !!!!

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Oopps - Lost trackof the the weeks in all the excitement, lol !

PCI is booked in for 24th October. All things going to plan settlement is booked in for 31/10.

Downlights, alfresco fan, outside lights, switches etc....have all been installed. Shower screens, mirrors, toilets and taps are in.

The temp fencing is gone and the site is clean.

Only problem that is onw evident is that we have lost our boundary pegs.....That should make putting the fences up interesting.......

Thursday, 11 October 2007

All Hail The Garage Door !

LOL !!! Bit of a light hearted post. We have had so many positive comments about the garage, I think it just about needs it's own fan club !

Jase is quick in reminding me that it was his choice entirely and that I wasn't at all interested when we were choosing it, lol.....

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

We have taps !!!!

All our plumbing is in, YIPPEEEEE !!!!!! The render has also been painted. I am actually quite happy with the exterior now, lol.

The infil above the garage is to be painted the same colour as the render.

Monday, 8 October 2007

week 15 - Garage door is on !!!!

So excited !!!! Timber look garage door has been installed, forgot the camera though so will have to take a pic on Wed.

Got a quote for an exposed aggregate drive and front porch, came in at $4.5k, about what we were expecting.......It's all coming together !!!!!!

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Tilers have done their thing....well, almost !

Tiles are 95% finished. YAY !!! We are ecstatic with them. The job they have done is awesome and I am really happy again with our selections !
The bi-folds and front door have been stained.
Still a few odds and ends to sort out. One of the basins for the ensuite was cracked and is yet to be replaced. The infil over the garage door has been painted the wrong colour. Other then that, bring on the move !!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Week 14 - It's so close I can practically smell it.....

Completion that is !!!!
Got some pics today, painter has nearly finished, just need to stain the front door and bi-folds and paint the render. Tiler is yet to start.

I am really loving the colours we have chosen for the inside, the outside, well that's a whole other matter.......

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Week 13 - We have a date !!!!!

Annette called today to advise our PCI date is 25/10 with handover scheduled for 1 week later....YIPPEEEEEE !

Have to choose a new colour for our water tank as the one we chose has been discontinued. Also have to organise formal quotes for fences to be sent to our new neighbours. Need to get the driveway organised too.........

Bring it on !!!!!!

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Still high from the fumes........

Popped out to the house today and the painter was there. Great guy and is doing a fantastic job !!! He said he should be finished by about Wed or Thu next week, which means the tiler will be delayed until the following week *sigh*
We are really happy with the colours. The skirtings and doors are Wattyl "chalkdust" and the walls are Wattyl "scallopine". I am looking forward to seeing the outside colours come together. I don't know how the painters do it. The fumes were so strong !!!
The electricians made a nice mess of the rendering. Glad we don't have to fix it.

Got some fence quotes last week. Best was for $55 p/m, that includes capping. We also want Merbau horizontal slat gates on either side of the house, they will be $495 each including GST.....Everything just keeps on adding up, lol

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Week 12 - Painting has begun !!!!!!

Seems our new Super, Brett, has things happening without even knowing it, lol. I did a drive by of the house today and the front rendering has been done and the painters were inside working their little patooties off !!!! Brett didn't even know the rendering had been started let alone finished !

Finally some action !

Tiler is due to start Monday. Will get some pics over the weekend :)

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Week 11 - Super number 5 !!!!!!!!

Yes, you read correctly ! We are into our 11th week of building and have just been assigned our 5th superviser. I am so pissed right now it is not funny. PD are about to get some rather nasty correspondence from me.


Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Floored !

Finalised our flooring today. Decided on these Quick-step boards. The colour is Natural Oak.

Somebody keep me away from the shops for a while, lol !!!!!

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Week 10 - Sigh....

I am really disappointed with our bricks :( The austral homestead tan range seem to be lighter then they were previously. It bugs me everytime I see them. We did the right thing before we chose our bricks, checked out houses in progress etc......They are definately a shade lighter then they were when we began looking.

Checked out the house today and the window in the family room has been smashed, although nothing else in the house was damaged/touched which is very strange.......

Skirtings/architraves have been fully installed and the brickwork has been completed. Shelves have all be installed.

No photos as pics of shelves aren't too exciting, lol !!!

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Mid-week ramble...........

Jase finally got to speak to our new Super this morning. We have a few issues, one being annoyance with his lack of communication. Anyhoo, we have a site visit scheduled for 6.45am (I kid you not :0) next week.

Painters are scheduled to start next Thurs and will take approx 3 days. Tiler will start as soon as the painters have finished. Super told Jase that we sould have our expected completion date by the end of next week. At the moment he estimates it should be by the end of Oct !!!!!!!

Some of the brickwork is rather sloppy so they are currently fixing it. There is also the issue of the missing bricks under the rumpus window.......

The bricks were cleaned yesterday, however they left the bricks where the render is going....hmmmmmmm