Montrose "Waterview" facade

Montrose "Waterview" facade

Saturday, 23 July 2011

It ain't easy being green :)

July 23rd, at last our drive has been poured, just the widening of the crossover and the cement out back of the car palace to be completed.

The evolution of the drive, things are looking good with the initial prep before formwork arrives
the suspense is just too much to bear as the truck is backed in...
So can I call myself a greenie now? Maybe I should have ordered a less "vibrant" colour?

Ahhh, come on now, it'll be ok once you get used to it, very grass-like really :)

Ahhh, almost forgot that it wasn't really finished yet....

It'samazing what a nice wash with the exposing solution and a power sprayer shower will do....
Just the couple of coats of clear sealer to be applied now - more pics to come :)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

We've been KEYED!!

July 13th, (very appropriate as the house number is also 13)

Wouldja believe it? We just handed over thousands and thousands of dollars and all we got was a heap of lousy keys,some paper and three garage remote controls! :)

Oh yeah, also got a bunch of documents (mainly certificates for plumbing, electrical etc) and a nice little Coles Myer gift card from Carlisle - nice touch Carlisle, not expected but definitely appreciated.

So now we've got about 30 or 40 keys in total ranging from entry to security door to window to garage door - the Xmas tree will look very fancy.

The whole thing was pretty much anti-climactic, as we signed off on 3 items to be corrected (very minor) passed the bucks over and then received the hand-over package before shuffling off.

Must admit though, the build has been generally very relaxed, good choice to go with Carlisle and hope everybody else coming up to this point with them has the same overall happy experience. For this, many thanks have to go to our great site supervisor, Jarrod.

Further updates will appear as things progress and we move in, with luck the driveway will start on Saturday and be finished at the latest the following weekend, by which time our blinds etc shoud be almost ready. Pictures will be updated with each of these ;)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Wrapping it up!

July 9th, it's pretty much all done, still have the kitchen appliances to be installed but other than that we're up to handing over the final cheque and getting the keys in exchange this coming week.

They've come thru and had another big clean, so looking quite good but some scratches here and there will have the painters coming back for minor touch-ups, plus they'll need to arrange the replacement of a couple of scratched windows - all in all, minor stuff.

Some repeat pics (overload coming up) but generally all in a much cleaner state than previous posts, including starry sky ceiling in the theatre room - doesn't come across as well in the photos as in person, oh well.

So starting with the main bedroom and ensuite

Moving right along the front hallway to the lounge(my study that is) and the theatre room with the starry ceiling..

Now to the family room, meals area and kitchen - lotsa kitchen shots :)

Hallway to the laundry, one back bedroom, bathroom and laundry..

Back of the house...

The front with a tiny bit of walnut wood trim above the porch and the huge front yard - at least all the footpath has been cleaned up :)