Sunday, 21 August 2011


Worlds slowest brick layers? Worlds most unreliable brick supplier? or just our bad luck? 3 weeks on, Bricking is still not complete. Hopefully they will get it done over the next couple of days if this rain holds off.

Electrical plans were a bit of an issue. At the initial meeting we had with Our builders, it was always sold as a real money saver, that we deal direct with the Electrician for any additionals. What was not outlined, was that they used the worlds most expensive electrician and we would have to do all the running around. Don't get me wrong we really like this electrician, he is a real can do guy, but we are no better off than we would have been, if we had signed up to our original Tender with Barrington Homes. $100+ a downlight. No thank you.

Our date with the Electrician was Something we had been asking for since the beginning of the build, instead we met with him the day we sighted the plan, which was expected to be signed off the following day, due to some unexplained delay?? On the bright side, 35 batons later (downlights to be installed by Dan post handover), the worlds most over excited electrician got the job done in a little over a day. Thinking ECO we have made the decision to go without air con in place of 6 fluro ceiling fans as well as Fluro downlights. LED are still too expensive but can be changed easily once globe prices come down. In total electrical upgrades were not excessive and fell slightly over budget.

This week saw the installation of the gutters and Fascia. Colourbond sheets for the rest of the roof are on site, although we were held back by rain (even though the neighbours that started after ours, are all but finished). Hoping to see roof get started again Monday, although the weather is still not looking good. Update from the SS is that if all goes to plan, the roof will be done by Wednesday, Insulation will follow and Gyprock should be set to start next Monday. With these clouds hanging over head we are expecting all this will be slightly delayed.

                                                        Gutters on                                         
and again

Roof in the gutter ready to go. Hopefully no one steals it in the meantime

Wires galore

                 Inside out brick. We are thinking a tile edge will cover it, as no one has bothered to fix it

Plumbing done

Looking forward to seeing our roof go on and finally seeing the end of these rain delays.

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