Thursday, December 23, 2010

Week 48 - Gyprocks completed

SS rang and advised that Gyprocks had been completed. Doors and painting will start after New Year. Photos to follow!

Study Room in the Front

Master Bedroom, looking towards Study

Master Bedroom, looking towards Walk-In-Robe and Ensuite

Sitting Room

At the door of Lounge room, looking towards Meal & Kitchen

Bed 2



Bed 4

Bed 4, WIR & Linen 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gyprocks delivered

This was totally unexpected! I had thought the site would be close off for Christmas - New Year holidays and they would only resume work mid or late Jan 2011.

However I dropped by around sunset and found out gyprocks had been delivered and piled up in the garage.

Actually putting them up should not take very long so as long as it has been scheduled to work on this week, there is in fact a chance it can be done within next one day or two! A visit later this week will tell!

I've got another neighbour!

Got a mail from council advising that my another next door has also submitted their application for their house. So my next door will not be an empty block for too long! Good News!

What's more interesting was that they are building a Concerto with Raza facade with Allworth.

My final two short listings when I was selecting my build were Galleria 210 from Jennings or Concerto from Allworth. I finally chose Galleria 210 and now my next door is going to build a Concerto!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week 47 - We've got insulation, AKA pink bags

I didn't expect to see there progress prior today's visit as I thought many tradies would have been in the industry standard 5-week Christmas shutdown. However I did see the insulation is being put on but not quite completed yet. Not sure if they will finish it next week.

Even so these are what were done in the past 4 weeks:
  • Week 44: nothing
  • Week 45: bricks cleaned
  • Week 46: air conditioning ducts and electrical
  • Week 47: insulation partially done
That was not terribly a lot I have to say. It's probably 1 week worth of work really. We'll just have to wait and see how they go once they come back from Christmas break. Fingers crossed!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Aircon pipes and electrical wires

Apparently air conditioning pipes and electrical wires are being installed.

I assume they will also need to do insulation before putting gyprocks.

The electrical wires. The blue one is the Ethernet cable connecting study room and lounge. The black one is the TV antenna and the white ones are power wires.

A Current Affair Video - Queuing to buy land @ Ponds

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Satellite Imagine - 17 October

New satellite imagine has been published. The photo was taken on 17 Oct but only published today, after 8 weeks! I guess that's how long it takes to process the imagines.

Unfortunately the photo was taken just after the slab was done so apart from seeing the concrete you can't see too much else :-D.

Week 46 - Looks like a waiting game again!

The site fence has been left open like that for the past three days. I texted my SS after I swung by building site last night. He replied 6-ish o'clock this morning and said he would check it out.

He also said we are waiting for A/C and alarm to be installed and to finish the relative electrical wirings. After that we can do the gyprocks. Assuming the 5-week shutdown is for the last week in December and whole month in January, we still have two weeks to go for the rest of this year so there is still a chance that gyprocks will be done by then! Let's see!

This would mean in the last three weeks (from Week 44 to Week 46) there would have been only one-day worth of works done - that was cleaning the bricks on Monday last week! A bit disappointing but not out of norm anyway!