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

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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

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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.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 191: Cabinets and vanities installed

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Things are progressing well with all the kitchen cabinets, ensuite, bathroom, and laundry vanities been installed. I can't really see the colour because it was dark but hopefully I can take photos of it in the daylight so stay tuned. The island bench looks really big and we can't wait to see how it will look when the granite benchtop is installed. At the moment our SS is doing a good job with keeping things moving so hopefully the speed won't slow down and we can move in soon.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 186: Front facade bricking completed

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The front porch and facade column has been fully bricked and it looks big so we are very happy how it turned out so far, now we need to wait to see how it will turn out after the rendering so fingers crossed that it will turn out good. The masonary blockwork turned out bigger than I thought so it's great. Our original masonary blockwork colour was Charcoal but they ran out of supply so we had to choose another colour, we chose Ivory instead. More work was done inside with the cutting out of the ceiling plaster for the heating vents. Things are moving along nicely with the new site supervisor who was originally are first one, so a big thank you to him.

Bricking to porch and facade completed so now we wait for the rendering.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 183: Permanent front entry door installed

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Things are cruising along nicely with the installation of the permanent front entry door and the cut out to the plasterboard for the powerpoints completed. We upgraded the front entry door to a 2040mm x 1020mm Corinthian PMAD 104 pivot door with translucent glass, however we initially wanted the door to be 2040mm x 1200mm but was told it is not available. The door will be painted red and the door handle will the push bar type with a bolt cylinder deadlock. In addition, the masonary blocks has been delivered, so now we are waiting for the brickies to return to lay it.

Pivot front entry door

They installed the architrave to the gap between the garage brick and cement sheeting.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 182: Skirtings and remaining doors installed

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More progress was achieved with the completion of the skirting, remaining architraves, door jambs and doors, only the architraves/skirtings around the windows still needs to be installed. The skirting, architraves, door jambs, and internal doors are all builder's standard, the skirtings are 67mm x 15mm MDF bevelled edge, the architraves are 67mm x 15mm MDF bevelled edge, the door jambs are 110mm x 19mm MDF, the internal doors are Corinthian Readycote Flush panels, pretty much standard stuff so nothing to exciting. On a different note one thing I noticed around the house was that the insulation which was put around the external doors was pulled out, I am guessing they did it to make the installation of the architrave more easier e.g the insulation could cause the architrave not to be flush, I don't know why they did it but I don't think it is right. Anyway, it is getting closer to the exciting stuff the internal colours and fixtures such as the installation of vanities, cabinets, tapwares, and painting of the internal walls.

Skirtings to one of the minor bedrooms
Door jambs and architraves to all the internal doors. Pics below are toilet and laundry.
Hallway leading to rear of house
Double doors to master bedroom

Friday, July 9, 2010

Day 179: Architraves and doors partially installed

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The architraves and doors was installed to the all the minor bedrooms, toilet, laundry, linen cupboard, broom cupboard, built in robes, and pantry. The remaining places that needs the architraves and doors are the front entry linen cupboard, walk in robe, living room, family room, and ensuite. They have placed all the required materials in each of the remaining spots ready to be installed.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day 178: Cornices installation completed

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The cornices has now been completed. The architraves and skirtings has been delivered and probably get installed tomorrow. The floors has been quickly swept but it's not fully clean still have some mud residue/dust left in some places.

Entrance hallway looking towards rear of house
Entrance hallway viewing from rear of house
Feature niche and living room

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 177: Cornices half installed

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The cornices was installed to all the minor bedrooms, the robes, the linen cupboards, pantry, fridge space, laundry, broom cupboard, toilet, bathroom, and the ensuite. It seems they are installing all the smaller areas first and the larger areas later, I guess the larger areas might require more workers to hold the cornices as the lengths are longer. The cornices are builder's standard which is the 75mm Scotia Cove.

Built in Robe

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 176: More plastering work done

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The plasterers cleaned and then applied the basecoat to some part of the plaster joins yesterday 05.07.2010 and today 06.07.2010 they taped up the joins in the corners and apply the base coat to it as well. In addition, they cut the cornices into the required lengths ready to be installed.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 171: Metallic edge strip to plaster installed

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More work was done with the partial installation of the metal strip to the edges of the plaster, I think this is to protect the edge of the plaster from chipping when something hits it. There's still a few spots that need the metallic strip so I think it would be completed tomorrow and maybe they will start installing the cornices.


Entrance hallway
Living room bulkhead
Feature wall niche