Friday, 17 August 2012

2 weeks to go, countdown is on!

The tiling is almost finished. It would have been finished by now but the quantity of tiles required was underestimated so we have been waiting for more to come in. They finally did late this afternoon, but KB couldn't get on to the tiler so looks like they won't get finished until Monday which is a shame as the plumbers are coming on Monday to do their fit off. It is only the ensuite toilet that hasn't been finished, plus both the shower niches still require some waterproofing.

bathroom shower. More painting has been done since this was taken


The painting is coming along and looking pretty good too. The final coat for the passageway will not be done until after most of the other trades are finished - which looks like happening at the start of the week. On Monday we have the heater people, the plumbers, the electricians and the painters on site! It's going to be madly busy there. Although the painters should be starting on the external rather then doing more internal.
The panel lift door for the garage is supposed to be installed tomorrow, and the last few minor touches for the cabinetry should be done next week too. All that is left there is some adjustment to the kitchen cupboards and drawers, and a strip from the benchtop in the walk in pantry needs to be added plus the extra  shelving in the pantry too.
We now have the inserts for all our cupboards and wardrobes and they have come up pretty good. My linen cupboard looks absolutely enormous!
Looks like handover will be occurring around 3:30 on the 31st. Can't believe we are only 2 weeks away from getting our house.  We still have so much we need to do, apart from landscaping we also really need to get going on installing a temporary fence to keep Ruby in the back yard. I'm also really looking forward to topping the driveway with some more rock, and can't wait to get a path to our front door sorted. Going to be a very busy few weeks that's for sure.
Stuart plans to be out there again this weekend, sorting some stuff out and fitting off the phone and data. Not that it looks like we will have phone connection out there for quite some time yet.


  1. Wow, now it's really exciting, cant believe you will be moving so soon, it probably seems like an eternity to you, but I think it has been realy quick. It's a lovely house, and you will make a beautiful home in it

  2. Oh wow, 2 week fantastic!

    It will fly buy. Have you thought much about decorating yet? Picked new furniture?

    It is all looking absolutely fab!

    1. Thank you!
      I actually need some new furniture but the budget doesn't agree, so will have to wait a while.