Friday, February 26, 2010

Some more updates

Plastering is currently in progress. Upstairs is completely plastered. Downstairs is almost plastered with a few rooms needing skirting. They have also started washing the bricks from outside and its coming up really well. All the cement and dirt marks have disappeared.
The bulkhead in the laundry has not been reduced but I measured the height from the floor to the bulkhead and it should fit a top loader machine plus dryer so I will leave the bulkhead as it is.
Missing - the niche in the study is missing and the wall has been plastered, will have to advise supervisor.
Found out what the plaster board in the wet areas is blue compared to white everywhere else - waterproofing.
Scaffolding is still up as a few bricks and roof tiles still need to be done.

Master bedroom photo:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Photos in order: Master bedroom balcony, kitchen/dining, family room

Lockup Completed

Lockup stage is complete. Entire house has been bricked. All external doors have been hung except the master bedroom balcony which will get done when the scaffolding is removed.
Plastering the inside commenced this morning. A lot of the downstairs has been plastered.Saw the guys installing the solar panel and evaporative cooling unit on the roof this morning. Photos for that to follow.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Minor Updates

Some minor updates:
  • Brickies are now completing the upper storey. Almost done- the sides have been bricked.
  • The big glass door in the master bedroom will be put in after the scaffolding has been removed.
  • The missing window in the stairwell has now been fitted.
  • Still missing the speaker cables. Plaster will start going in on wed and take a couple of days. I have called and advised the supervisor that the speaker cables are still not in. He will call the electricians and chase them up.
More photos to follow in a couple of days.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Insulation to the entire house has been completed yesterday.

Two different types of insulation have been used - one for the ceiling upstairs and one for the exterior wall. The one used for the exterior walls provides sound insulation from outside too. It took the insulators a full day to complete the job. They contract through CSR who have the contract for PD.

Upstairs Family Room:

Rumpus Insulated:

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ducts installed

Went back to the house today and found that the ducts for both heating and cooling are installed.The heating unit has also been installed in the ceiling where all the ducts connect to.

Bath tub in the upstairs bathroom has been placed in the bathroom though not installed yet. Insulation for the ceiling and walls has been delivered. Cant believe that it will need so much insulation, the study room is full of insulation rolls and a few rolls are in the next room. Another layer of plywood has been installed where all the showers will be and drains are in place.

Antenna cable has been run from the rumpus to the roof.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Scaffolding has been put up and the top storey has insulation installed.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The following has been completed:
* Ground floor is completely bricked
* Electrical cables and data cables have been laid throughout the house
* Plumbing works completed
* The guy to install ducted vacuum was onsite today to install the ducts. There will be 3points downstairs plus the dust pan, 2 points upstairs and the unit in the garage will also have a point which will be handy to vacuum the cars or garage.

Ducted vacuum ducts for the ground floor go up to the second floor and then into the garage where the unit is. Only if the house is on stumps, the ducts can go under the floor on ground floor.

* Scaffolding will go up tomorrow
* Brickies will be back on Fri and will complete the top storey by late next week or early week after.
* Carpenters will be in later in the week to straighten all the frames, add more nails to provide strength to the frame, install the remaining doors and windows.
* It is expected the house will be in lockup stage in a couple of weeks.

* The pillar on the alfresco is sitting about an inch out of the slab. Supervisor advised that they will pour concrete underneath.
* The window in the stairwell is missing in the frame. Spoke to supervisor and they will put that in. The window has been delivered but not sure how they managed to omit it in the frame.
* Speaker cables have not been installed along with the electric cables. The electricians may not have yet competed the work, they were here yesterday so they may be coming back today. Either way the supervisor will follow up.