Pictoral of the house with the colour selection

There is a light....I can almost see it!

At the end of May we were told we would have PCI at end June, hand over and moving in Mid July. The end of June has come and gone and our SS has advised us there is a few problems with the painter. We are now looking at 2nd or 3rd week in July for PCI and probably first week of August for hand over.

Craig went to the house on Friday as we were advised not much had been done. The main thing was to take a look at the front porch and steps. We paid alot of money (2.5k) and we expected the porch and steps to look like the internal access steps. We received a call from our SS asking us if we were going to tile them, we said 'No, we were just going to leave it cement to match in with the drive way' (we thought it was going to be nice smooth concrete). The following day our SS called back and said the concrete is very rough and would need to be tiled. The porch is now going to be tiled, care if Masterton! Thanks for fixing this up :-)

On the flip side there was heaps done!! Balcony rails installed, tiling finished, first internal coat of paint tidyed up, water tank delivered. And the plumber that wasnt supposed to start till Tuesday was there. We were very lucky craig showed up on site as the plumber was about to leave. The plans he had said 'Leaver tapwear' and the taps delivered were normal taps. Craig rang me to double check what we had selected and the taps on site were correct. The plumber stayed a little longer and installed the taps. Problem solved!!

Internal access steps, Nice!

Front Porch :-(

Ensuie Tiles

Main bathroom tiles

Water tank

A home emerges...

Our vist on the 10th june we found the tiles almost completed and the vanities installed.

Alot has happened in a month...

Ok so it has been a while since my last post. I felt like it was dragging on. But we have a bright shining light at the end of our tunnel and we can just see a glimps of it!

Here is a quick run down of what has happend.

21st April Weather board went on.

13th May  Gyprock installed.

18th May Lock Up

21st May Stairs installed

2nd June Kitchen installed

The Unveiling.

After 3 loooong weeks we have only been to the house once. We went down just before Easter to find nothing had been done in a week and got so upset we decided to only take the trip down once a fortnight. We went down on Saturday 21st April (surprising, no one was on site). Our SS had advised us the scaffolding should be removed on Fridays as this was holding everyone up. We arrived on site and found our house had been unveiled in all her glory, she stood tall.

Brick, roof and Eaves

31 March 2012

The colorbond roof was completed this week and it looks amazing. We are over the moon with how it looks.

24 March 2012

Roof trusses have finally been installed this week. We think they were delivered late when they were putting the frame up. But they make the box look like a house.

Also the gutters and fascia were completed on the main roof.

17 March 2012

Bricks completed and look fantastic. As soon as the rain cleared up the brickies got stuck in and they were completed quickly.

With rain progress is sloooooooooow.

Scaffolding and we are almost 3/4 done with the bricks. We went down for a sticky beak on Saturday and found not 1 or 2 but 6 brickys working on our house till 3pm. We were pretty stoked with that as they are only supposed to work till 12MD on Saturdays. Here are some update photos...

Bricks, beautiful bricks

05 March 2012

This week was a really bad week as Monday and Tuesday were the only 2 days it didn't rain. We were very surprised as to how much work actually got done..... Top job bricky!

Windows and plumbing

25 February 2012

Windows and plumbing completed this week. Didn't look very different from the street as it was just the windows but I'm sooooo glad I changed a few windows so they are much bigger on the side we will get all the beautiful views from.

Gas, water (mains and tank), upstairs bathrooms all piped up this week. Bricks delivered Friday and the bricky scheduled to start first thing Monday!!

Frame complete

Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February bought new life and new faith...

On Thursday our family welcomed a new baby girl, our niece, into the world, Miss Josephine born at 10:55am :-)

And on our way to meet her, on Friday, we stopped into shell cove to check see what was happening. As we drove over the rise that leads to our street we were passed by a crane and truck. As we drove down the decline we were greeted by this...
Doesn't that look special!

I couldn't believe my eyes when I jumped out of the car. (OK so, the car had almost stopped when I jumped out, I was soooo excited.)

I really was shocked by how emotional I was about finally seeing our house. After years of looking at display homes & 12 months of paperwork to get to this point. Awesome!!!

Overall the size of the house is as we expected. We knew it was going to be smaller than most of the displays we had seen. However I am kicking myself a little that I didn't try make the house wider, when we are restricted by the depth (thanks to the Asset protection zone)

But we don't have oooooooodlles of cash so we have been smart. The best thing is that it will be ours at the end and that makes me verrrrry happy!

Here are some more shots.

Rain... Rain...GO AWAY!!!

Husband spoke to our SS today and apparently there was a framer scheduled to arrive on Tuesday but due to the 'lovely weather' we are all experiencing, he was cancelled. And it appears they have other jobs and everyone is getting pushed back and rescheduled...blah...blah...blah!

"Just build my house".... wow that sounded spoilt! anyway looks as though the weather from Wednesday may give us a small reprieve.

And then there was........... NOTHING!!!

 I think this is our builders to-do-list for this week!

Sunday has been the most highly anticipated day of our build to date. I have been super excited to visit our block allllll week. We arrived on site at approximately 9:45am this morning. And you read correctly, there has been sweet F.A done on site. I was absolutely gob smacked! I expected there to be either big piles of frames lying all over the slab or even some of the ground floor completed. But there was nothing...

Needless to say we will be on the phone to the builder first thing in the morning and asking W.T.F!!

I'll let you know how that goes tomorrow...

And then there was concrete!

Craig did a drive by on Monday 30th January and was able to see the tradies laying the waffle pods and reinforcements for the slab.

We visited on site at 10 am Saturday, 4th February to the site of fresh concrete.... Yippee! We did the usual walk around our area and met 2 lovely couples who will soon be our neighbours (everyone is just sooooo friendly) and apparently we missed the big concrete truck by only half an hour. Oh well.... we still enjoyed watching the men smoothing and drying the concrete for our slab. Here are some photos...
 The following photo was taken by our lovely neighbour on Sunday!

On monday we received a stop work notice for the 2nd and 3rd due to rain.... its times like these we wonder what happened to the drought ;-(

Woohooooooo.... we have a hole in the ground.

Work started on site on Monday 16th and Craig rang the SS to check in and touch base. He advised us that the fence is up and the excavation would start by the end of the week. We took a real quick trip to the land on Friday 20th and we were like a pair of kids in a toys shop window. We were so excited to see after 12mths of planing, we finally had our house underway!

Craig did a very quick drive by on Wednesday the 25th and said nothing much had changed in a week. Then on Friday 27th we received a lovely email, which included the below photos, from our neighbour. THANKS!!

So it looks like they are getting ready to lay concrete!

We had a deflating moment at 3:45 Friday afternoon. We received an email from masterton advising us of our first variation to our contract. Apparently there was a little more spoil to be removed than first thought. :-(