Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 65 - Slowly getting locked out

Its been a bit of a slow week all round with quite a bit of rain about slowing things down outside and very little happening inside.  The main action this week has been for the colonial facade.  The gutter and roofing has now been completed which really helps to balance out the Blue Rio bricks.  Can't wait to see it when everything has been painted in "Dune".  The garage door and tracking has also been installed.

Internally, there are still a few sections that still require plastering and cornices.  We also had a few "special deliveries" during the week in the form of Architraves, skirting, door frames and all the internal doors.  We chose the "colonial style" archiutraves and skirting to match with the theme of the house.  We were surprised that the ugrade cost at Studio M was actually less than $1000 for going to these (top of Metricon Studio M range).  It will also be good to see what the stained doors for the main bedroom will look like hung.

After having the slab down for the shed for the past couple of weeks, work finally started on construction of our 9m x 6.5m x 3m shed.  The shed was supposed to have started a couple of weeks ago, but has been delayed by rain.  It looks enormous (in height mostly) due to the fact that it needs to have a 3m high garage door opening.  It will apparently be complete by the end of the week.  It will definitely come in hand when we start moving in.

On our last update from our Site Supervisor, he let us know that we would most likely be "locked out" by the end of this week.  From then on we will have to wait on our meeting with out Site Supervisor each Thursday morning on site to have a look around inside...... or look for a door or window that the trades accidently leave unlocked.

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