Day 101: Tour through house with our Site Manager

16 02 2013

100DaysYesterday was our 100 Day milestone!    Lots has happened in the past 100 days.

We met up with our Site Manager, Simon on Thursday and he took us through the house.  We took lots of photos around the house and posted a few here for you to see.

We walked through some of the defects found in the independent building inspection report.  Some of the items have been fixed but there were still a few items that Simon needed to follow up on.  Simon was very good in explaining the issues to us and he reassured us that he will get them rectified.

Many other people have said that having a good Site Manager makes a big difference to the construction phase.  We have to say that Simon has been doing a really good job so far, both in progressing the build but at the same time ensuring we are getting a quality output.

Simon also took some time to explain things that have been completed and what is coming up next.  The immediate items that will be commence are:

  • Bricking to start Monday
  • Electrical rough-in
  • Putting up the sarking and colorbond roof for the rumpus, dining and outdoor areas.
Sitting room window frame and front door frame has been installed.  You can also see the sand for the bricking in the foreground.

Sitting room window frame and front door frame has been installed. You can also see the mound of sand for the bricking in the foreground.

View of the rear of the house.

View of the rear of the house.

Standing in family room corner.  From left to right you can see rumpus room, dining room and kitchen.

Standing in family room corner. From left to right you can see rumpus room, dining room and kitchen.

Bi-fold doors opening up the outdoor room. Chris' favourite.

Bi-fold doors opening up the outdoor room. Chris’ favourite.

Dining room window and kitchen to the right.

Dining room window and kitchen to the right.

Standing in family room looking towards kitchen. Kristen's favourtite is the window splashback,

Standing in family room looking towards kitchen. Kristen’s favourtite is the window splashback.

Roof truss above the dining room.

Roof truss above the rumpus room.

View of the bi-fold doors from the ourside.

View of the bi-fold doors from the outside.

Plumbing rough-in has been done throughout the house.  This one is the laundry room and powder room on the other side of the frame.

Plumbing rough-in has been done throughout the house. This one is the laundry room and on the other side of the frame is the power room.

Large ducts in the roof space.  You can see the sarking under the roof.

Large ducts in the roof space. You can see the sarking under the roof.

View of the master bedroom.  From left to right you can see the entrance to the room, ensuite, walk-in robe and door to the balcony.

View of the master bedroom. From left to right you can see the entrance to the room, ensuite, walk-in robe and door to the balcony.

View of the ensuite bath.  The basins will be to the left of the bath.

View of the ensuite bath. The basins will be to the left of the bath.

View of the master bedroom double french doors that open up to the balcony.

View of the master bedroom double french doors that open up to the balcony.

Butter - is this the trade secret building ingredient?

Butter – is this the trade secret building ingredient?

C&K

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8 responses

17 02 2013
Sue Broomfield

Loving your blog – paid our deposit today on Hayman 29 – let the fun begin!!!

Kind regards,

Sue Broomfield Proprietor/Balloon Decorator Party Hire for Kids inc Suz Balloonz

Mobile – 0402 373 470 Ph. – (03) 5975 6173 web – http://www.partyhireforkids.com

18 02 2013
ournolanhome

Hi Sue,

Thanks for dropping a note. Congratulations on moving on the Hayman – very exciting. All the best with your build.

Chris and Kristen

2 04 2013
Pete

Hi Chris/Kristen,

I’ve been visting your blog for a while, lots useful info for building with M. I’m building a Whittaker, about 1 month behind you 🙂

Just a quick question: is the roof sarking an upgraded item of yours or it comes as standard? I paid for the colorbond roof promotion, and the sarking is not included.

Cheers
Pete

2 04 2013
Chris Chan

Hi Pete,

Great to hear you are following our build and that you are building with M too.

Our contract did not include the sarking as standard in the colorbond roof. According to our contract, the Colorbond roof item is described as:

* Colorbond corrugated metal roof to standard home in lieu of standard roof tiles as selected from builder’s standard range of colours. (No Sarking).
* Colorbond Whirly Bird.

Subsequently, we added the sarking – the additional line item was described as:

Provide sarking under Colorbond corrugated metal roof. Note: This item and price is based on the standard home only. Houses located within Bushfire prone areas require sarking to entire roof area including the ridge and extend into gutters and valleys. This item does not allow for any non-standard variations. If the standard home is altered in any way the price will be amended (where required).

What does it say in your contract? Does it explicitly include or exclude the sarking?

Hope this helps.

C&K

3 04 2013
pete

Yes it does exclude sarking in my contract, coz we didn’t know there’s such a thing neither were aware its importance:(

3 04 2013
ournolanhome

It’s not a structural or design change – can you raise a variance to add it in? Or is it too late as the roof has already gone on?

3 04 2013
Pete

The roof is already up and no variation will be accepted by M once in construction. I guess will have to do it later and know it’s gonna be harder or might just have to live with it lol.

5 04 2013
Pete

Anyway, below is our blog, we’re building Whittaker 50 about 6 weeks behind you.

http://buildwithmetricon.blogspot.com.au/

Cheers
Pete

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