Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nawkaw, tiles, floor waste!

It seems our bricks have been Nawkawed!  The results are not perfect though.  Before and after pics are blow.  Lesley described it as "bricks with heavy make-up".  The dyed bricks are still different from the others, but the shade is similar now instead of being much darker.  The bricks are still sub-standard when compared to bricks that had been laid properly in the first place.  If you look closely at both pics you can see they have actually added marks to the bricks in the middle which were too light, as well as lightening the bricks at the top.

We also have floor waste drains in the ensuite and bathroom, and some of the re-tiling has been done now.  And the kitchen window sill has finally been put back in!

Kitchen window sill.
Bathroom floor waste
Bathroom tiles.  They ran out of speckled tiles.
Tiles re-laid along the left side of the feature strip.  They didn't follow our instructions on how to lay these!  The cut white tiles were supposed to be on the inside corner.
Tiles being relaid in ensuite.  They put place-holder tiles for some of the feature strip.
More ensuite tiles.  This time they did the other wall.
Ensuite floor waste
Bricks before Nawkaw
Bricks after Nawkaw
After Nawkaw again

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fences, Tiles

We finally have a side fence!  Our backyard looks more like a backyard now.  Though it's still covered in clay mud, and is missing the fence on the other side.

The site supervisor says he still thinks we can be finished by christmas!  Let's hope he can do it.  Tiles are being re-done on wednesday, floor drains in the bathroom and ensuite are being organized, wardrobes have been fitted out.  He said that carpets and plumbing fitoffs only take 1 day each.

Our fence posts
Our fence!  Capping is still on the way.
Front section of the fence.  This part has capping.
Our backyard, looking slightly more backyard-ish.
Tiles are off the bathroom mirror too, in preparation for retiling.
And here are our tiles.
Master WIR has got draws!  Other WIR don't have draws yet.
Bits of wood under the bottom step.  Maybe that is space for carpet.
View from out the rear bedroom window.  There's advantages to being double storey.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Timber floors

We went to Daylesford last weekend, so only half the pictures here are of the house.  The timber floors have gone in and are covered in cardboard to protect them.  We managed to pick up a few of the scrap pieces before they got cleaned away.  The tiles have also been removed from the ensuite and other places in preparation for retiling according to our tile selection plan.

Timber floors being laid!
Our front door with the intercom installed.  Door is still not painted.
Close up of the intercom.
Downpipes went in sometime recently.
The bottom part of this door will need replacing.
One of these is the mixer for our bath.
The family at Lavandula lavender farm near Daylesford
My parents and their grandson
Lesley camoflaged in the trees
Gisele with her "Tufty wufties" on her head