Tuesday, 9 August 2011

7.8.11 - PCI

It was very exciting and to think we are only a week away of moving in. All of the colours have come together really good.  It is so hard to tell until it is done and can't be happier.  Our SS had already been at our house for a few hours before going all through the house and marking with blue tape of things that needed to be fixed. There is nothing major to be fixed accept mainly the painting where other tradies have scratched or dinted the walls, architraves etc...  There is a maintenance guy who fixes up all the last minute things and checks all the windows etc before hand over.

Our driveway and alfresco got poured yesterday and the rest of the concreting will be done on 8.8.11. The guys did a wonderful job and were very efficient.

Our carpet was still being done and he told us that the extra carpet required will be coming on Friday so he can complete it.

So our handover date is 17.8.11 and we can't wait.  Just need to arrange so much in the next week like removalist, phone, delivery's and of course packing up all of stuff ready for the big move.

I will take some photos when we move in and you can see the final product.

Monday, 8 August 2011

8.8.11 - Driveway formed

Daniel and his team has formed up all of the concrete areas that needs to be done.  So far no rain even though it is predicted everyday this week.  It is all ready to do the driveway and alfresco tomorrow and the rest on Wednesday.

A guy came to do the carpet and by the end of the day realised there isn't enough carpet and would tell the company to order more.  I can't believe, who can't add up the right amount of squares needed!!  We paid so much extra from Di Lorenzo (who did our carpet and tiles) and I am certainly not impressed with them at all.  The tiles look great but took so long to do and now not enough carpet to finish and will take another week to get more to finish off.  Although it is handy to have it all done before you move in, if I had my time again, save your money, get a credit back from Wisdom and do it when you get your keys.

Looking forward to our PCI tomorrow!!!!!

5.8.11 - updates

Spoke to SS. He advised Daniel got the stamp and will be there on Monday, 8.8.11 to form up and pour on Tuesday.  The carpet will be going in on Monday. We can do our PCI on Tuesday, 9.8.11.  We also asked if we could do the handover at our house instead of us doing the 3 hour round trip and our SS has arranged Frank from Wisdom Homes to come down.  We have a temporarily date of the 17/8 if all goes well...... so close!!

4.8.11 - No driveway

We spoke to Daniel who is doing the driveway.  He told us that he didn't realise he needed a special stamp that needs to be done on the bottom of the driveway. So just more money and time to Shellharbour Council to get this.  He advise he can't start forming up until he gets it.  Every other council usually needs to inspect the driveway forming before it is poured but Shellharbour needs a stamp?? go figure...

So no driveway = no carpet = no PCI for this week..............

2.8.11 - Plumber

The plumber came and installed all of the other toilets and dug up the front yard and connected into the sewer. Never thought I would be so excited to flush a toilet!! The put in the last downpipe above the garage, just needs to be painted. They checked all of the taps for leaks and lucky that our SS picked up a leak in the tap in the laundry.  This went into the home theatre, lucky there was no carpet there!! An easy fix but glad our SS in on top of things, could of been really nasty.

1.8.11 - update from SS

No one there at the house today. We spoke to our SS and he advised the plumber will be there tomorrow, 2/8, the driveway should be formed up by Wednesday and carpet on the Thursday. If all that happens we could have our PCI done by Friday, 5.8.11!! To good to be true.........

30.7.11 - Driveway

Daniel from DRH landscaping came down and scrapped out the driveway and prepaid the alfresco ready for the concrete.  He was such a nice guy and didn't hesitate to help you out.  We told him how hard it was to get concretors out for a quote and said, 'No problem I will give you a price now and have it done before you move in'. Job solved. Highly recommended!!

28.7.11 - Cleaners

Well what a difference.  We had the most wonderful woman we could ever meet.  There was 3 of them but would think there was a cast of thousands.  The inside of our house had so much mud taken through it not to mention all the tradies that did there bit and left all the rubbish behind. It was really good to see how it all turned out and we could see our beautiful kitchen bench tops for the first time.  The ladies told us that this was a brief clean and they would be back to clean it again before we got the keys.  I was so happy about this because as everyone knows that has had tiles, it is the worst job of the lot trying to clean up all the grout residue and vacuuming all the new laid carpets.  What a nice touch!!

27.7.11 - Certificate from Sydney Water

I got in contact with the necessary people and with the right approach and appreciation for helping me out, I got the information i needed together with the document all in 1 day.  SO  I notified our SS and was very pleased and the office to get this sewer connected!  Instead of demanding things from someone and simply asking in a nice way, even though it is very frustrating, people help you - funny that!

The plumber should be there on Tuesday to connect it all up!! Finally!!

26.7.11 - Finally finished with this tiler

The tiler came back and put in the last tile. Our SS will be very pleased.  It seems to be so hard to get this tiler to finish and we are so glad to see the back of them.  The mirrors and shower screens have been put in today and look really good.  Slowly getting there. A guy came to patch up all of the holes in the gyprock that needed fixing.

We spoke to our SS and he advised that we have a problem connecting the sewer.  They need a certificate from Sydney Water as to where they can connect it. There is one lady at the office that has no customer service skills and was trying to obtain it without success, so I told him that I would chase it up tomorrow and get back to him.  

25.7.11 - Tiler

The tiler turned up and did the outside tiles and 1 tile still needs to be done in our ensuite to be finished.  It is so frustrating.  Just one more tile!!!!!!!!!!!