Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Peek at the near finished floors

A quick snap of the floors. These were taken through the glass sliding doors as its all locked up and to minimise dust etc on freshly finished floors so there is a bit of reflection. 2 coats on 1 more to finish.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Quick update

We survived the big wet in Brisbane. We did evacuate our rental as the water was at the back fence but it didn't make it to the house, but we came home to a massive tree had fallen into he back yard but no real damage. The build stood up well to rain, bit of water under but given amount of rain we had and unfinished landscaping and drainage doesn't seem to bad.

Quick update...

Concreting done
Front fence started
Painting finished inside except for skirting
Floors started to be sanded today
Benchtops are supposed to go in this week
Electrical and Plumbing fitout scheduled for 5th Feb

Getting close..!

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

New Pool Poured

Not too much happening inside, painting seems to be going quite slowly but outside is going great guns. New pool shell poured exactly when promised. Looks great and now has to sit for a while to cure before the next steps of paving and surfacing the inside.


Steeled & plumbed up

 Concrete being poured

Pour finished

Saturday, 12 January 2013

A New Year....

Happy New Year!

Well 2013 is here and our countdown has begun. After my last post just before Christmas things understandably stopped. We were however told that there would still be a reasonable amount of work to happen over the Christmas New Year break, however this didn't happen and things only started again this week and this week has been a slow restart. We are at the point were we are quite over it and just want to be in. Let's hope the momentum picks up. Given there wasn't the anticipated progress over the break  we doubt we will be in end of Jan, more like mid - late feb, but like we said last post happy to be wrong! But then to put that all into perspective, the 10th Jan was 5 months since the block was cut.

So what's happened since last time, not too much

Tiles grouted
Few more architraves done

then last few days...
Sealer/Primer on most of the upstairs
Front and side of block cleared

There have been some quality issues with the cabinetry which we have passed back to the builder and cabinet maker and these need to be resolved.

On a positive the new pool is being poured Monday... We had a big of a hiccup with the pool. While we were going to renovate and resurface the existing shell, it became clear doing that we still had a big risk of the new surface cracking. Our existing shell was 30-40 years old and we were told that we would have no warranty for any cracking that might occur to the new surface. We looked into putting a vinyl liner in it, but in the end we opted to build a new pool shell inside the old. This will then be a 100% warrantied brand new pool. Sure it's cost more than the renovation, but at least we know that if we do have any issues we are covered and it will look brand new.

He jack hammered through the old shell to put in a new hydrostatic drain .The pool is ready to be steeled up and poured on Monday. It will be 300mm less in length and width but we won't lose any depth as we are raising the level of the surrounds. It's still going to be a good size pool at 4.7m x 9.7m.

some photos...

Feature tiles still to come, but wet area tiles grouted

Upstairs Alfresco

 Pool ready for new Hydrostatic drain and new shell to be steeled and poured

 Ceiling upstairs painted

Down the side from upstairs