Monday, February 21, 2011

Practical Completion Inspection Booked!

Got a very exciting news from our SS today - they will be ready for the Practical Completion Inspection early next week!  yeyyy!!  I was feeling pretty low for failing my glucose test today, but this email from our SS put a smile on my face! :)  He also sent me a form called "Application for Occupation Certificate" to fill out.

According to our SS, Settlement will take place around 2 to 3 weeks after the Practical Completion Inspection! :))

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

And my fussiness begins..

I really don't want to bother our SS much, but since we're reaching the end of our build, I thought it's worth while to raise with him any issue that we may find.  We love what they have delivered so far, plus how our SS makes sure there's some action happening in our site everyday!  We couldn't be happier with Eden Brae's performance!!

We went to our site this arvo to see what's new, yep, we trust our SS so much that we knew there will always be something new everyday, it's just a matter of knowing what that is! :)

And here's what we found.  You'll be seeing whinge in some of it hehehe:

  • Tiling of the remaining tiled areas are done.  The tilers did a great job!!

  • Decorative screen in rumpus done but I didn't quite like how it's done by genneral stairs.  I sent this photo to our SS hoping it'll be fixed even before the hand over.

There's a missing timber on the left side.. the screens have yet to be stained

  • Balcony balustrades installed - with these there's only one decorative screen that's left for genneral stairs to install, the one in the powder room.  of course they have to fix the rumpus screens too!

  • External Video intercom installed - there are some deep scratches on the side of this unit which I have raised with our SS too.. 

  • Uneven floor in the formal lounge - this is one of the items we raised with our SS too

  • Cracked concrete in the formal lounge floor - another item we raised with our SS before it gets covered with a carpet..

  • The garage lights installed

  • Laundry door.  Our SS marked the items to be fixed with green papers like the one on the wall :)
  • My daughter running around our new home.. this is how I imagine it to be, my kids running around the house.. what a beautiful sight.. :)

  • The staircase - the steps will be carpeted.
  • A day after the above photos are taken, we found that the driveway is already done.  Our driveway and the shared driveway needs a lot of cleaning!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Most light fittings done!

We went to the site this afternoon to meet up with a fencing guy who'll organize a quote for us.  While waiting for the fence guy hubby and I decided to wander around the house and found that the laundry door was left open.  Yep, it was open! I had to sms our SS about this as there are so many things installed already and that might be stolen.

Anyway, we went in and found that most of the light fittings are already installed. For the kitchen, we found 3 ordinary light fittings aside from the down lights, these 3 will be replaced by a crampton pendant light 24298 during hand over.  Most of the down lights are installed, except for some maybe.  However, we saw that an oyster light had been installed in the dining.  I thought it was a mistake cause I remember upgrading it to a pendant light as well.  I did check our electrical selection sheet and found that it should be a crampton pendant light 24280.  They have to replace that oyster light, I hope it won't leave holes on the ceiling though! Oh well, they'll fix it for sure if it does! :)

OK - so far here's what we've got:

Front door with handles

Tiling on the tiled areas have also started

Kitchen and family room floor tiles

Down lights in the family room - that light near the ducted air outlet will be replaced with a pendant light

Dining room's ceiling hehehe hubby is not quite good in photography! hehehe..  the oyster light should be replaced by a pendant light as well
Crampton Pendant Light 24280 - this is the light that they should've installed in the dining room

The linen cupboards in the first floor - I like our cupboard doors better than the ones in display which are plain doors

in my daughter's ensuite.. we'll have this in all 3 ensuites, and a 4 light-heater in the main ensuite

all towel railings and toilet roll holders are already installed too

Down lights in the media room...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More "electrifying" photos!!

Photos of more electrical happenings. =))  There's always new photos to post everyday and I can't think of anymore title! hehehe!!

We had mounting of our t.v.'s included in our electrical selections, and brackets (and the t.v.'s of course) have to be supplied by us.  Our SS advised us to meet with the electricians to give them the brackets.  Husband went there this morning and was advised that they will install them on the day of hand over so as it won't get stolen.  Yup, makes a lot of sense!! :)  We also purchased some kitchen appliances that are not included in our package, and we'll have them installed by Eden Brae's plumber - it will cost us only $100 for them to install the dish drawer whereas, Bing Lee's referral will charge us a lot more (from experience, back in 2005, I was charged $250 to install a gas stove in my old house).  We'll let them install the trim kit for the microwave too - but i'm not sure if they'll even charge us for this.  We'll ask all appliances to be delivered on hand over date as well so the plumber will be on site.

Anyway, photos below were taken this morning..

my little man's shower room - grouting must done on the corner!

my little miss' shower room - more grouting please

the range hood.. glass splash back will be installed on settlement day

spare room

spare room's shower - yup, and more grouting needed here
alarm control panel, and more clipsal switches

ground floor's video intercom (another monitor will be installed upstairs), and more switch

more switch to be installed

Electricals and Water do mix - ONLY in my blog! :)

OK - so my blood pressure is playing tricks on me!  It was soaring high one day, then dropped big time the following, hence a massive headache and a bleeding nose (sorry for giving too much info!!)

It's always good that there's something positive to entertain me despite all the pregnancy dramas!  My little man's kicking makes me forget about those dramas whilst my little miss keeps me occupied too.. she makes me feel sooo loved.. :D  plus, the home building is one source of entertainment too!! :)  How can I feel so low when I have all these to make me happy - oooppppssss I have to mention the husband who keeps me occupied in the kitchen, he might suddenly read the blog and realized I didn't mention him hehehhe kidding..

Got side tracked a bit there... back to the building..  we saw that they've been "testing the waters" - spa bath, toilet, etc. and installing electricals today!! :))

I think this one's for the washing machine?  It must be for that reason why this is too low - unless they're making it child friendly heehehheh

power point and the plumbing for the fridge

on the kitchen bench top

Dining room - antenna and power point.. we're gonna mount a t.v. here

testing the waters!! hehehhe 

is the water in our area blue?

another photo.. 

yep, another one of my new hide out!!

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hmmm looks like someone's been using my daughter's toilet...

powder room sink

alarm.. yey..

antenna and power point for the media room

i'm so happy i've chosen this for the switches!! :) the round chrome looking thing will have a white colour when ON (hmm is it white of blue, i think it's white)

not sure what this is for.. it's in my kid's walk in so maybe it's a kid's friendly switch again hehehe

Monday, February 7, 2011

Daily dose of imagery

Looks like I'll be needing to update my blog daily with photos of our building progress! yay! :)  Our SS is on fire and we love it! hehehe 

Today, we drove past the site and saw 3 utes parked in front of our house.  And yes, they are all working on our house!! :) The outlets for the ducted air went up today.  It was too exciting to watch the guys install them.  As what I've gathered from our SS, today and tomorrow will be all about electricals.  There will be other things scheduled too, but I don't know exactly what, I just know that the paving will be completed this week too.  :)

OK, enough talk.. Photos are more exciting I guess so here they go!! :)))

Stylus President Body Therapy spa

ducter air outlet at the formal lounge room

Clark evolution evo1750.  I should've selected the option to make it deeper than the stone..

media room feature wall..

The cut out for the Blanco solo box waste bin (inspired by the cooking shows where the fruit and vegie peels go directly to the shoot hehehe)

Technika D8900HA Range hood 900MM Halogen S/Steel

Laundry door, through to garage.  I love wood/glass combo doors! I'm so glad I had it painted.. Abbey Shutters and Blinds will take care of the covering :)


masters bedroom - the feature wall.  I'm so happy I made that choice!! :))

main ensuite's WC
Main ensuite's vanity

bathtub hub
main ensuite's shower room

Alana Maree's room - the feature wall that makes her excited about moving to her new house :)
Alana's WC
Alana's vanity

Kaden Louis' room - feature wall
Kaden's WC - will be a while before he can use this hehehhe so I better not take the plastic wrapper out hehehe

Kaden's vanity

Spare room's vanity

Spare room's WC

the staircase

my beloved void that made me decide to go for the windsor! heheheh

p.s. :)

we went back the site again arvo of that same day and here's what we found:

concrete on the driveway! :)

the pavers

and again, the pavers.. :)  there's not much as we'll have a very small driveway because of the shared one..