Despite the QA team not finishing the house our Practical Completion Inspection went ahead on December 1st.
We had an independent inspection by Houspect at 9am and a walk thru for us with our SS at 1pm. Ideally the PCI should be once the QA team has finished so there isn’t as much to pick up on but on the whole it went well. The only area that we were unable to check carefully were the windows as they were still too dirty to see through clearly.
We spent a couple of hours checking through the house and putting strips of blue tape on any defects. We have forwarded our independent inspection report to our SS and he will add it to the items we highlighted and draw up a list of items to be rectified.
At the end of our walk thru we agreed our handover date, normally 7 to 14 days after PCI. Handover will be Friday December 11th for us which we are very happy with as it gives us the weekend to paint the garage floor and feature walls before the main removals happen. We’ll be staying there from day 1 but leaving the boys at the rental for the crossover period.
We have gone for a Rust-oleum epoxy coated floor for the garage, aka the man cave. Supplies lined up ready to go:
It comes complete with coloured sprinkles, I’d have liked glitter for that extra bling but sprinkles will do 🙂
This section is like Marmite, you’ll either love it or hate it 🙂
National Broadband Network, NBN, is available up at Gardener’s Ridge and we can’t wait. The internet speeds are dreadful where we currently are, consistently < 2mbps, so this is a big plus.
Here is a very brief, and probably wildly inaccurate, explanation of NBN and internet provision where we are for those outside Australia.
Actually scrap that, Wickipedia can explain it better than I can:
Personally I am just interested in the finished product, faster internet speeds, I don’t need to know the intricate details. Hubby however is Mr IT and it is a cause close to his heart.
It was a bit of a painful and expensive process trying to work out what equipment we needed from the builder but we eventually agreed on a Starserve enclosure to keep it all tidy. Otherwise the garage wall would have resembled the command deck of the Starship Enterprise as we would have had the following on it:
- Up to 10 RJ45 wall plates
- Up to 4 TV coax wall plates
- 3 NBN boxes
- 1 phone wall plate
And an unholy mess of cables connecting them all together just waiting for someone to drive in and rip them off the wall with their wing mirror!
So this is when the enclosure was initially put in:
Each port, 1-8, corresponds to a RJ45 in different rooms in the house ( shown without the face plate):
Luckily I made a note of which port went to which room before they put the face plates on 🙂
Then on December 3rd the NBN was connected:
Exterior NBN connection:
All that is left to do is put in the N300 WiFi Gigabit router and we are good to go.
Let’s hope that when we move in it really does the biz and provides up to 100mbps.
Only five sleeps left until we move , excuse me whilst I go back to my packing station and crack on with the packing.