Monday, October 1, 2012


We picked up the keys last Friday and went thought the house with our site manager Allen who is fantastic even gave us a ill present from elderton! We had everything installed the day of hand over oven, dishwasher, hot water. we told them a week before we wanted everything done the day of hand over and it was done. Do you believe there was no hidden chargers we even got a refund on the PA for peering that was a great surprise. We have been unpacking for a little over a week now and finally we are finished, the boxes just kept on coming. we are looking at getting a skip to chuck all the junk rubbish and things dont suit the new house as its different color scheme. We had Harvey Norman deliver the new white leather lounge yesterday and have to wait another 3-4 weeks for the other lounge as it wasn't in stock. We have been living with rubbish bags as curtains, accent blinds are coming this Friday to put in shutters at the front and blinds elsewhere. The hubby has been busy putting brand new beds together for the kids last night it was a bunk for our son and the night before was a carriage bed for our daughter something so simple can take hours to put together. We are still waiting on he quote from the fencer. we are going o pull one side down and use sleepers underneath, if we try leveling our yard as is the fence will just fall down. So landscaping has been put on hold. Next is to find a cheap election to put in our own light fittings and front bunkers.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


So it comes to an end the house is complete and ready to become a home, we get the keys this Friday

Friday, August 31, 2012


The rubbished has been removed and the toilet in the front yard will be gone very soon, the house looks more like a home now with all the rubbish gone! We are excited the main floor tiling and kitchen splash back start tomorrow! rang OPTICOMM today and it's a 10 day wait to get someone out and before that we have to have the electricity on wish someone old us earlier..

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Today the long awaited mirror robes were put in 3 bedrooms, 2 are huge 3m and 1 is 2m, still waiting for the wrong handles to be changed. Things seem to be moving very slow this week. we have had word the tiling might start next week than once thats finished the carpet will go in straight after.
the few things to go are:
change wrong handles
main floor tiles
kitchen dishwasher,cooker and rangehood
air con
paint bricks
opticom to come out and hook everything up
touch ups

Monday, August 27, 2012


Went by the site today to see the man about the driveway we had it cut to look like big pavers it looks great we were going to go stenciled but after debating and talking to the concreter the cut out driveways are the newer modern thing to do so we choose diamond cuts and are very happy, while we were there the house cleaner was there cleaning the place I must be a fussy cleaner as after he had finished there were spots he missed I wanted to clean myself but I will wait till hand over there will be plenty of time for cleaning moving unpacking its going to be a very busy summer not to mention we are doing the landscaping ourselves. The last few things to do are moving very slow I think they are waiting on a tiling job to finish than they will start I'm guessing this will be next week not sure about mirror robes but carpet will go in after main floor tiles than house complete. We rang opticom today and it's going to take about a week to get things turned on from there end so it's a good idea not to leave it to the last minute.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Drive way poured


Today the driveway was poured and will be cut Sunday or monday. Monday gone all the electrical was done the air con guys came put the vents in today, there's not much left to do. The few things to go is carpet, main floor tiling, change the handles as they put wrong ones in, mirror doors on wardrobes, kitchen appliances and outside just needs the air con unit.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Today they started the driveway we met Fred on site the concreter as we do most trades as its the only way you get things the way you want and there always happy to help and give you there advice. we changed from gunmetal to charcoal as its darker and matchers the bricks better. we also straightened the edging of the driveway up so now theres more driveway and doesnt go on any angles. Part of the fence was finished and inside the house bath, toilets, taps, towel rails, were installed along with the WRONG door handles as soon as i seen them i knew they wernt what we picked they look so ugly! so i rang Richard and he will fix it up.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Our nab put up there fence without contacting us, its left us with a bit of a head ake now as we need retaining walls, they used bricks but we want to do wood sleepers so might have to rip to fence up and start again. We were luckly that our 3 back nab all made contact and we got together and all agreed. we went 2 200x50 sleepers couldnt be happier.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Sunday visit home to be and we wernt exspecting any action on site till monday and the bathroom mirrors are on and fitout of cupboards are in, shower screens also done. Electrical is booked for tomorrow so that should see powerpoints downlights light fittings in.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Today we spoke to the ss Allan and he advised us if all goes well and theres nothing major we are 4-5 weeks away from completion next week the electrical, plumbing, fit outs are due the week after the drive way and council approvel and than at the very last carpet and our flooring as normaly the main floor tiles would be done already but we are doing black porcelain tiles and there very pricey.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Yesterday the painting was finished but finding out elderton only do one undercoat and one top coat we wernt happy about it so we payed the painter to do another coat and we also loved what the painter did in the media room so much we also had the wall cut out painted grey too which looks great. At the front of the house we have cladding and at the color selection it was surpost to be wattyle stained like the front door but it looked nothing like it and it wasnt even stained but painted brown so we also had that fixed today, we decided to paint it surfmist and it looks heaps better.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Over the past 3 weeks our painter Chris has been very busy doing all the painting internal and external we are very happy to have met him and he even painted our media room a different color to the rest of the house a dark grey and it looks magic we love it apart from the painting almost completed our garage doors went on yesterday next is main floor tiling carpets electrical fit outs than drive way.. We are also very happy that we get lots of sun thou out the house as we designed our home to the land and direction of the sun. We are on the home stretch!