Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 206: Grouting to tiles & expose aggregate work

Hi friends,

More work was done today with the tiler grouting all the tiles, the only thing he has left to do is the tiling around the vanities in the laundry, bathroom, and ensuite. In addtion, I think the concreter washed away the top cement in order to expose the aggregates but not sure if the concrete had been sealed.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 205: Driveway concrete poured & tiling continues

Hi friends,

There was a surprise today with the exposed aggregate concrete poured to the driveway, porch and path to porch, we thought it would be done further towards the hand over period and didn't expect it be done this early but we are very happy that it was done so another item off the list. The negative to the concreting is that it doesn't look as good as we expected because the area between the porch and driveway is not level due to the porch being higher than the garage, oh well as long as the water is directed away from the house and garage than it's acceptable. The colour is standard black like the rest of the neighbourhood.
In addition, the tiler layed the tiles to the showerbases in the bathroom and ensuite. Our site supervisor is powering things along so a big thank you to him for his work.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 204: Rendering & tiling continues

Hi friends,

The following works was achieved today:

- Completion of laying the tiles to the bathroom and ensuite
- Waterproofing of the showerbases in the bathroom and ensuite
- Additional coat of render to the facade
- Installation of the ceiling fans and related powerpoint switches
- Installation of the stainless steel laundry tub
- Cabinets and vanity door handles installed

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 203: Rendering work started

Hi friends,

The build is progressing well with the following items been completed during last week:

- Painting has been completed around the house except the porch ceiling
- Screeding for the showerbase in the bathroom and ensuite has been completed
- Installation of remaining boundary timber fence and the timber wing/side gate
- Electrical fittings been partially installed e.g batten light holders, powerpoint covers etc.

Today they started the acrylic rendering work to the front facade with a coat of render around the external front bedroom walls. The render seems to be very thin as the brick mortar can still be seen, I'm not sure if they will apply another coat before they paint but hopefully they will. In addition, tilings to the bathroom, ensuite, laundry, and toilet has started. They also started installing the fitting for the ceiling fan in the meal room.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 196: Painting continues

Hi friends,

The painters continued painting the house, I can't see what has been done inside but in the garage they had painted all the walls, ceilings, architraves, and skirting. There are still some spots that needed painting such as where the walls cut into the cornices and also where the walls cut into architraves. We are getting the 3 coat paint system which is standard with our builder. The paint colour we chose the ceiling was Wattyl Magic White and for the rest is Wattyl Magnesium, let's hope the colours turn out good especially the Magnesium.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 193: Waterproofing of wet areas & painting begins

Hi friends,

More progress was achieved today with the wet area waterproofing started and the painters came to start painting the doors, ceiling, and walls. I was told that the method of painting will be spray painting not using rollers therefore the painters covered all the windows and sliding doors with plastic drop sheets to prevent any paint spots on it. In addition, I think rendering to the facade will start next week.

Things are progressing well and site supervisor has been very easy to deal with so we are happy so far.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 192: Cement sheeting to porch & front eaves

Hi friends,

Another step closer to completion with the installation of cement sheeting to the porch ceiling and the remaining front eaves done. Other works completed today was the caulking of the articulations joints and installation of remaining architrave and skirting to the garage walls. In addition, all the internal doors was taken off, I think painting will start soon.