Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nothing New

Well it seems that since last Thursday, the Christmas break started. Nothing new has been done.

I spoke to our CSA today, who said lock up won't occur till the New Year (even though the lock up carpenter was nearly complete 2 weeks ago - 'what the?')

We are also still waiting for the revised quotes from our 3rd party Electrician.

As I don't expect any further news or progress until 2010...

Merry Christmas and a
Happy (80's) New Year to all.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lots of updates...now rendering!

I have been extremely busy this past week, so haven't had time for updating. This now means, there is lots to share. YAY!

  • Roof Tiles Complete
From Inside

From outside (West View)

  • Eaves Complete

  • Timber Look Infill on Roof Complete

  • 3 phase power connected

The big box is ours

  • Rendering Begun

 Look closely as side wall

Closer view of side wall

From Back

I spoke to the renderers today (yes, they were busy at it in 40 degree weather). They said they are almost complete on the upper level, which means the painters then have to come in. That will be followed by the scaffolding getting removed and the lower level being rendered.

An update on the electrical front... after further errors being found, I had a meeting with Henley, followed by a meeting with the electrician. To cut a long story short, we now have a 3rd party coming on board who will take over just over half the work. This has been supported by our first electrician, so now Henley have come to the party and agreed to contract work out to the 3rd party. In the end, (although we are now waiting for revised quotes), everyone ends up happy, AND we end up with a much superior system. Now who can complain about that!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Roof Tiles Sent Up

East Facing

West Facing

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Max and Molly visit their new house!

During the week the gutters and fascias were installed and the tiles for the roof were delivered.
Monument Gutters and Fascias

Boral Ebony Roof Tiles

Max and Molly joined D and I for our Friday drink at the house, and they got to see their new room (the Laundry). They also said hello to their new neighbour who introduced himself with some bigger woofs than they can produce. They were excited.