Monday, 29 July 2013

Day 129 - Lock up?

On Friday afternoon we received that infamous text message from Metricon.

You have now reached lock up stage....please pay your invoice!  Well words to that effect anyway.  As soon as we got the text message an email arrived and sure as you would have it today the bill arrived in the mail.

Got to hand it to their accounts department....they are on the ball and don't miss a beat!

SO as I mentioned earlier we are now at Lock Up stage!  Well I don't think so. 

We still don't have a front door/garage door - garage roof and some of the windows are not even complete.  Not really sure what Metricon constitute as "Lock Up" but I am pretty sure you need to be able to lock a door!  Would love to hear from some of you who have been through this stage or are at the same stage.

Having said that we got a mighty shock at the house on the weekend.  We had no idea that the staircase had been when we went to check on the house we were shocked to see stairs!  I was so excited.  I had been waiting and waiting for the day I could check upstairs and it didn't disappoint. We will be staining the stairs in a Jarrah. We did try to get Metricon to stain the stairs however they did not want a bar of I guess we will need to start looking into someone staining the stairs.  If anyone has any recommendations please let me know.

Very exciting times.

Last week was a long week for me and it was great to top it off with seeing the stairs.  On top of that we got a new Site Supervisor as our previous Supervisor was not well.  We will miss him but it seems as though things a full steam ahead with our new Site Supervisor so I guess we are still in very good hands.

Below are some pictures of the house - without scaffolding and with stairs!!!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Day 122 - Plaster it Up

It has been a busy week at the house.

For some time we have been waiting patiently to see more work at the house and in the past week we have seen the blueboard finished ready for render and the front two pillars (Nuvo Facade) being preped for render as well.

We also had the plasterer come through the house. 

We had a quick look on the weekend and were really excited to see the plaster throughout the house. 

We can now see the house come to life.

Our Site Supervisor told us that once the plasterers finish up the cornices will be installed and then hopefully the staircase and the kitchen will be installed.

I am yet to take a look upstairs so I am looking forward to seeing the staircase! 

Below are some pics of the house with plastering....

Hallway Entry - Theatre room on the left
Dining Room and Family Room - photo taken from the kitchen

Friday, 12 July 2013

Day 112 - Picking up the Pace

It has been a couple of weeks since my last post. Not much has changed, however this week we saw the insulation being put into the house and the brickies finally came back to finish off the garage. Not sure when the brickies will be back but it doesn't seem like they did much to the garage on Thursday!
Preparations are also being made to install the blue board. We have been told by numerous people including our SS that the blue board needs to be installed evenly and in one direction otherwise the final outcome can look awful. So with that in mind we hope our SS looks over this job carefully to ensure it's done right the first time.

Below are some pics of the house.

Tomorrow we are meeting up with a landscaper to go through our ideas and cover off our priority list. As you may have noted in my previous blogs we wanted to prioritise the landscaping in sections from most important to least. As our money tree is not growing at the moment we just want to make sure the front and alfresco areas are done first.
On another note I saw the new Metricon ad today.  The ad plays on the emotive side...I do like the ad...just a little over the top though.
See if you like it;