Day 236: On the home straight

1 07 2013

We have been advised by Simon that we are looking at a handover sometime this month.  Woo Hoo!!  The final straight.

The last 2 weeks has seen various final touches being worked on – there hasn’t been a lot of obvious change but its all this little bits and pieces coming together. The security fence around the front of the house is now taken down and we can get a full view of the front of the house.  The scaffolding has been put up again so the gables in the roof can be fixed up.


Parts of the colorbond roof near the rear have been replaced due to some damage caused by contractors when they have been working on the roof.

The RHS glass splash back in the kitchen has been installed – we are becoming more use to the colour and actually quite like it now.


The mirrors in the bathrooms have been installed – which has made a major impact to overall feel and look to the bathrooms.

Powder room vanity with mirror

Powder room vanity with mirror


Master bedroom ensuite vanity with mirror

The glass shower screen (frameless) in the master ensuite has been installed.

Frameless showerscreen

Frameless showerscreen

We have also found a bunch of items that needed attention and forwarded them to Simon.  He has been good in asking for us to let him know of anything we pick up so he can fix them.

Due to a supply issue, our appliances that were part of our contract (and part of the promotion we had) are no longer available.  The Zampetti appliances are now replaced with Technika equivalents:

  • Technika FHEE22A9S BOX Rangehood
  • Technika WD904SS & TT904 Microwave
  • Technika TDX6SS-3 Dishwasher

For amusement, here is a photo of a door stop that we found installed which seemed rather pointless.

Door stop that doesn't stop the door

Door stop that doesn’t stop the door

We have received a first draft of our landscape design from Ben at Daviscapes which we were impressed by but will tweaking to be more functional for our needs.  We have provided some feedback and look forward to the updated design.

We are also having some issues negotiating the replacement fence with one of our neighbours.  We hope to book in a fencer in a weeks time.




3 responses

2 07 2013

Looking great you guys! It is exciting when it is almost ready! I would be concerned about them taking the security fence down with still a month to go. A neighbour to us last year In lour old house had their metric on home vandalised a week before handover and it took another 6 months as they had to replaster, repaint and install everything pretty much from scratch inside including floors. Your home is at its most vulnerable now and even though it is covered by insurance the added time if something happens would be awful. I’d ask for the fence to go back up.

Glad you are going with Ben at Daviscapes. We have nothing but good things to say about him and his team. We love what they have done for our front and side yard!

Good luck

6 07 2013

Hi Kirsten, that vandalism is scary. I feel for the person you mentioned.

Thanks for your feedback on Daviscapes. We have been pleased with the design work so far – just added a new post with the Lanscape design.

2 07 2013

Awesome guys, not long too go. You won’t know yourselves.
P.S – Classic door stop, you should tell Simon that the wall is too short for the door stop 😛

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