Early in the week the outdoor room guttering and roof were put on but nothing internal, then on Thursday the stairs went in as scheduled, and Friday the architraves and doors were started, finally some solid progress :-D
One of the main things that we reeeally wanted in our new home was a glass balustrade for the stairs as we had seen in the Burleigh display at Northlakes, but when the price came back from Metricon in the contract at $5660 we baulked and tried and tried but could not get them to budge on the cost. So after our delayed build I spoke with our CM a few weeks ago and explained that the number of weeks that we are over where we could be will cost us X amount of dollars in lost rental income and how we could have used that to pay for our glass balustrade hint hint. So he kindly agreed to let us either a) use Metricon and do a no fee variation but he couldn't change their price we would still pay $5660 or b) he would allow us to use our own contractor, so 7 Google pages and 15 quotes later we are getting our glass balustrade!!! The only downside is they had already made the stairs, our CM was able to convince the stair company to use the timber balustrade somewhere else (and give us a credit), but they would not budge on the newel posts, so we figured oh well removing 2 posts is a lot easier than a whole balustrade! Anyway so the stairs have arrived and we have asked again about the 2 timber posts because they are really not going to go with a glass balustrade and stainless hand rail. I spoke to the stair company and they are claiming that the posts are part of the structural integrity and wont remove them blah blah blah, so we have reached an agreement of cutting them at the base and just leaving their bases in tact. Neither the glass balustrade guy or our carpenter come SS can see why, they are just added on it is crazy, but anyway this is where it has stopped, which will be fine at least there wont be timber posts, and hopefully people will be looking up at our feature light and not down at the little bit of timber that isn't perfectly shaped at the bottom of the stairs.
Next week should bring wet area's being sealed, upstairs doors and architraves being put on, and maybe some cabinets, possibly even a delivery of tiles, but I certainly wont be holding my breath on that one!
|Bigger architrave due to wall tiles|