I’m pleased to say our build is moving forward again.
Lower roof complete except for the eaves
There has been lots of action on site:
Friday: Electrical rough in & cavity door frames put in
Saturday: Lower downpipes fitted
Monday: Gas fireplace fitted
Jetmaster XLR Plus housing & horizontal side venting
Lined up for this week are the lower eaves being fitted, insulation fitted and the gyprock booked in from Friday.
On Monday our Site Supervisor invited us for a pre-lining inspection walk through with him. The purpose being to check all the electrical fittings were where we wanted them and to sort any issues before the gyprock was put up. We also took the opportunity to check all the air con vent placements, specify blocking and raise any other issues we had. We went armed with:
- House Plans
- Electrical plans
- Air Con Plans
- Kitchen Plans
- Blocking plans
- Room by room checklist
It was a very productive session as we came away feeling very positive about the build. There were a few little things inside to tweak but nothing major. Outside we still have to get Wisdom to rectify the rain garden. We gave the SS a very brief run down of why it is not compliant and I did volunteer to meet the plumber on site to discuss exactly how to rectify it 🙂 We are paying sweetly for it so we want it done properly.
Plus it was my first time upstairs – Yay! I was brave and climbed the ladder and enjoyed checking it all out. I was so busy concentrating on the stud walls and electrical items I forgot to check out the view from the front bedrooms. Fail!
Roll on September the 7th when the staircase gets fitted.
We took pictures of the stud walls to help with the fixing into the walls of pelmets, curtains, TV’s and pictures. The good news is that we don’t need to add additional blocking as the frames are more or less in the right place. Blocking or noggins being where the carpenters put extra pieces of timber in so you have something solid to screw into. The electricians had already added blocking for the TV in the Media room so we’re good to go. I shall contact the Admin department tomorrow to modify the amount they provisionally charged us for the blocking so they don’t forget 🙂
Next up will be our independent building inspector, Houspect, to carry out their pre-lining inspection for us.
plus New addition to the family
OK now that my father has fainted from shock I’d like to say I’m not pregnant. No new house, new baby here!
The coffee maker is the one with a new addition 🙂
Enter the Breville knock box in all its glory
Apparently the chipped pyrex dish I gave to Mr Barista didn’t cut it and this is what was needed to complete his new family in the new kitchen. What is it for? You whack the ‘portafilter’ to empty the ‘puck’ out. Can you tell I’m learning the lingo?? I’ve been driven to learning the coffee vocabulary as eldest son insists on calling them coffee poops. I shall be saving all the ‘pucks’ as I understand that coffee grounds are good for the soil and ours is looking rather sad with all the building rubbish in it. Coffee shops are normally happy to give them to gardeners for free but with the amount we get through I think I’ll have plenty for our neighbours too 🙂