Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 79 - Tiles and Preparation

While its been a really wet week on the outside in QLD, we have had a fair bit of work going on inside the house.  We were provided with a few updates from our Site Supervisor earlier in the week and met with him  on Thursday for our now regular catch up on site (due to being at lockup).  Sounds like we'll see some paint, tiling and eletrical work in the next week.  We are apparently also due to have the brickies, renderer and electrician back this week to fix the eletrical rough in issue and frame overhand issue (from previous posts - Frame and  Eletrical Rough In ).  

Also on Thursday we had our meeting with the tiler (pre start) to go through confirming our tile selection and layout.  It was really good to chat with the tiler about what can and can't be done and what he can do with the layout.  Today we thought we'd head out to the block, mainly to give the dog a run and found the plasterer doing the final repairs pre paint.  I was able to get these photo's on the way through -

Our Super White Porcelain Tiles are down in the Kitchen, Dining, Family and Entry.  Looking Great!!!

The tiler has also finished laying the Super White tiles for both bathrooms and shower recesses.  Really pleased with the tilers work in all areas he's completed.

The carpenters have also finished all of the architraves and skirting around the house.  They have also completed all the cupboard shelving.

We also had the chance to do some check measurements for window furnishings today.
We got a few quotes back on the window furnishings during the week.  Looks like our initial plan of doing shutters in most rooms is going to cost big $ (in fact about $1750 each window).  It prompted us to do a bit of a review of what Metricon has used in its display homes.  When we did another walk through, we noticed that most of the Metricon displays primarily used either wood or PVC venetians with either a pelmet or a sheer curtain over the top to dress it up a bit.  Metricon has used shutters in their displays, but primarily for smaller windows and for wall cutouts.  It makes a MASSIVE difference in pricing when a venetian blind for the same sized window is only $300-$400 at worst.  Its just down to colours now.

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