Friday, 23 December 2011

It's ours, let the mayhem of moving at Christmas time begin!

What a great Christmas present for us, to be moving into our new home, there are still a few things to be done but given the last minute rush to get it finished, I am surprised we had handover before Christmas.

Here are some photos taken today:

Landscapers laid some grass for us today, but the rain delayed the backyard being laid.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Front stairs and letterbox....

The brickies were in today to do the front stairs and our letterbox, we are still holding our breath for the occupancy certificate, without this our lender won't release the final payment. We also need this stupid rain to go away, so the external painting can be completed tomorrow!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Balcony columns.......

Here is a photo of the balcony columns that were installed on Monday, it looks so much better than before!

Still waiting for the site to be cleaned up, the front stairs to be installed and the external painting to happen, but today the inspection by Local Group was carried out, the left hand side retaining wall including stairs was pretty much completed and the painters were back to fix up the stairs.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Today our final invoice was issued and has now been sent on to our lender, the carpet was being installed today, the balcony columns and flooring were installed yesterday and just hoping for a break in the weather now so that our front stairs and external painting can begin. The end is near!

Friday, 9 December 2011

The best Christmas present of all........our house!!!

Met our SS on site today, went over the list of things still to be done, all will be completed in the next week with our SS assuring us it's all systems go for a handover before Christmas!

Full credit to him, our home is way ahead of schedule (given our slab was poured on 29/6) and I was not looking forward to waiting until February to get the house. Thank you to our SS for the great job done and for putting up with our constant moaning!

Let's hope now, that all work gets completed and our lender comes to the party also, fingers crossed, but it does make for a very hectic Christmas time!

Here are some photos of the main floor tiling, taken last weekend.

WALK IN PANTRY (which we created by moving our downstairs powder to the other side of the house)

Our balcony columns will finally go in on Wednesday, this will be a nice change from the match stick looking posts that are there at the moment!

Off to see Mary Poppins with my 5 year old daughter tomorrow, hoping we have a great time!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Driveway Part 2.....

Well that looks better now, can't wait for the big pile of rubbish to go.

Spoke to our SS today, the balcony columns will hopefully arrive tomorrow (fingers crossed), cleaners spent the day at the house today, roof service was carried out. Possible walk through on Friday, let's see what happens next.

Finally we have a driveway......

Given the recent crazy weather this has now been delayed by a few weeks but today (Tuesday) our driveway and path were laid, can't wait to see how it looks when they remove the stencil.

We are still waiting on a PCI, apparently there is a delay with the columns for our balcony and there are still a few things outstanding, not sure at this point when we will get the house, was wishing to have a very special Christmas in our new home, but this doesn't appear to be eventuating for us. It could be late January or early February after that! But we just don't know because our SS won't tell us!