Still moving ahead, slowing down due to Christmas naturally. While early days they were trying to get us in for Christmas, we have known for a while that we weren't going to get in before. We have reached fixing stage completed give or take a few items. Tiling is done except the splashbacks and recesses. Kitchen, laundry, pantry and vanity cabinetry is in. Painting prep has started today.
We fell into a bit of a trap for new players when it came to feature tiles. We were going to use feature in the recesses and splashbacks for vanities and laundry. We chose some glass ceramics we liked. The area that was being tiled was approx 3 sqm, but these tiles are sold by the sheet or piece. Most we chose were 300 x 300 sheets. In the end we needed over 30 sheets which equated to about $1300!! this turned out to be over $400 per sqm vs $35 sqm for our rectified porcelain wall and floor tile. We have changed where we are going to put the feature to cut down the extra cost.
Wardrobes were measured up for shelving, doors etc. Ceasasestone was measured up today and they started with the painters gapping and filling
Builder is saying end of Jan, I think it will be mid-end Feb, but I'm happy to be wrong!
Kitchen cabinetry going in
Island Bench with cupbard on reverse side
Overhead cupboards missing doors for where range hood will go
Banks of drawers
Pantry shelving on one side. They got this wrong and have to replace it. Its too narrow, should be 300mm but they made it 100 for some reason.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Heaps of progress...
plastering and cornice all done, floors are being laid and look great. Rendering has started, rear deck is finished except for balustrades, internal doors hung and architraves & skirting done. Tile bedding done and tiling starting soon.
The big thing we are very happy about is that we have internal stairs!! Woohoo. They look great and make it a heck of a lot easier than climbing the ladder!!
Had final meeting with cabinet maker last week and kitchen is being made. We chose Dulux Lexicon for cabinetry and likely Haze ceasarstone for the benchtops
Cornice - Cairo Three Step
First coat ( of three) of render
Waterproofing for main bathroom
Door way to under stairs plasterboarded up
Mixed hardwood timber floors
Upstairs looking to kitchen