Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week 25: Handover week

Mon 17 Feb 2014 - Sun 23 Feb 2014

Monday: This is the handover week.. We almost there. It will not be the end, but a start of a new chapter of our life.

We found a tradie working on our home today to patch and paint today with handover still on track this wednesday.

Wednesday: handover day. Meeting with SS on site then have to drive all the way to Narrelan office near Campbeltown. 

Thursday: we brought out from the old home one full lot of stuff to the new house as well as waiting for the delivery of the appliances as part of the build. We were meeting solar panel guy, electrician installing downlights, waiting for FedEx delivery of our DoorBot doorbell, installing our wifi and testing the NBN, outstanding shower screen install, blinds and security door install and wardrobe company final measure. Pheww what a day. 

We contacted Sydney Wardrobe, Impressive Wardrobe and Stylish Wardrobe and we went ahead with Stylish Wardrobe. It's the same company that WH uses for their wardrobe, pantry shelving, shower screen, walking robe for the build. Got the contact from SS.

For anyone wondering what is DoorBot doorbell. You can find out more here it was started as a kickstarter project that try to make a wifi connected doorbell. You can pick up and see and talk to your doorbell from anywhere on your mobile phone. How cool is that. :-) costs US$200. Initial review so far pretty good. Setup was a breeze. Quality and the attention of details are remarkable. I'm happy so far considering a video intercom doorbell was quoted over AU$400 excluding installation cost.  

Friday: all the appliances delivered yesterday were installed on this day. This includes Blanco microwave, Blanco rangehood, dishwasher, hot water system and Air Con installation. Ready for big move tomorrow. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week 24: Carpet, PCI, Driveway, NBN

Mon 10 Feb 2014 - Sun 16 Feb 2014

Monday: carpet is being installed today and PCI on tomorrow.

Tuesday: Finally done the PCI today. Finally as well meet our SS for the first time. He is just a nice person. Very patient to go through each room, outside and inside. He explained about the termite guard and few things about the handover. The handover date is .... next Wednesday... :-) YAY!!

PCI wise, We couldn't find any big issues.. pretty much excellent craftmanship build. Few small things like 1 brick chipped to be replaced, a few bricks to be cleaned with tradies hand marks everywhere and several un-sealed lines around the windows and corners. The SS has been very meticulous. He said he will be putting lots of blue dots for the painters to touch up tomorrow too. The painters will not like it but that's their job. :-)

Wednesday: Driveway Framework finalise today

Thursday: Driveway is done

Friday: NBN is done

Thats from a mobile. It's higher from desktop. As high as 90Mbps. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Week 23: Site Cleaned, fence down, flooring

Mon 3 Feb 2014 - Sun 9 Feb 2014

Monday: Site Cleaned today.

Good news and Bad news.
Bad news is I forgot to put aside some bricks to be used for the mailbox. :-(
The Good news is the site cleaned, :-) and some other bit and pieces like shower screen and wardrobe shelving is done from last week.

UPDATE: Thanks to our friend from the forum, dotgif, sent us a picture that shows the cleaner left one lot of bricks for us. SS actually remember that I asked him many2 months ago to leave some for mailbox.
So there's no bad news after all. :-)

Termite Control installed around the house

Fence taken down

Flooring with Timbernate Brushbox started

Side retaining wall started

Friday: Driveway framework in place. Now I need to put the conduits before the concrete starts