March 31, 2010

22nd Week Completion Stage

My partner and I drove down to the house to see if there were any tradies onsite and hopefully they had the house open. But there was no one there today, so well walked around the house on the outside and looking in from every window to see what work has been done.

All tiling has been done in wet areas and kitchen splashback, also our garage door was installed and electrical fit off complete.

We were about to leave and I wanted to do another lap around the house and by luck our SS rocked up which was great as he let us into the house quickly to show us what work had been done, and what was to follow, unfortunately I left my camera inside the car so no pictures this week.

We were informed by our SS that a representative from Austral Bricks was coming to inspect our bricks sometime this week and hopefully come up with a solution on how to fix these bricks.

Here are picutres I took of our Bricks a few weeks back.

This is what colour our brick are meant to look like after cleaning, as this is a patch from one part of a wall.

This is what some bricks look like throughout the whole house, discoloured with an orange colour coming through it and crackes in the bricks.

Here is a pic of a wall where you can see the diffrence between the bricks

                                              Can you spot the diffrences?
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March 24, 2010

21st Week Internal Painting

Here is our house painted on the inside

Walls are Limed White Quater
Ceilings are Vived White

As the house is quiet bright, we are thinking of doing some feature walls in a darker colour in the Family room & Lounge room and maybe in the Master bedroom.

Also our kitchen bench tops have been installed and all wet areas have been prepared for tiling.

This is one of the walls which will become a feature wall

Laundry will be changed after handover, will be adding cupboards and bench space.

One thing which we thought of doing in the laundry was adding a drain to the laundry floor, so in case the washing machine leaked or a water hose bursting water wouldn't everywhere and just be contained to the laundy by the drain, but it was to late when we thought of this as the slab as already done.

The wall with the power points will be a feature wall for the lounge room.
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March 23, 2010

Kitchen Concept

Here is the colour scheme we have gone with our kitchen and below is the kitchen we both fell in love with on another Metricon home.

Over head cupboards and pantry doors

Cupboard doors under all benches

Ceaser stone Raven

(The bench where the upright cooktop goes)

Ceaser Stone Snow
(Island Bench Colour)

Our kitchen concept was taken from this kitchen above, which is in Metricons'  Everest house design in Berwick 

March 10, 2010

19th Week Fixing Stage

Things are really going full steam ahead, soil back fill done, plaster done, cabinets done, skirting boards, doors and other fixing jobs to be completed by the end of the week and sanding to be done by Monday.

We were told today by our SS that Painting on the inside should start on Tuesday the 16th,  also our bricks are getting cleaned again, some stage next week and hoping this time they come up nicer then previous time.

Been busy this week so I haven’t had a chance to get down to the house, so hopefully next week I can get down there and take more progression pictures of our build.