|Edvard Munch's The Scream|
What the heck is the matter with me? Why do I always have to cram ... argh!!!
|Edvard Munch's The Scream|
|(source: www.wreckamovie.com )|
|Driveway by Craig, building by M3tr!c0n, car by Hyundai|
|Bricks are SELKIRK MACEDON|
|Our old house (6th April 2011).|
It's the one in the middle with grey roof tiles.
|Our land, post-demolition and site scrape (28th June 2011).|
Unfortunately, the spy plane didn't fly during demolition time. Would have been nice to see it as we've missed taking photos during demolition.
|Slab's poured and the frames were starting to be put up (20th August 2011).|
|After 2 months (18th October 2011), (first floor) roof's up.|
Gas hot water heating system's solar panel installed.
Dining room and Outdoor room roof still pending.
Scaffolding still in place.
|A month later (17th November 2011), scaffolding's down. |
Still no roof tiles on the ground floor area (Dining and Outdoor rooms).
No roof trusses for the garage just as yet.
|Much progress after a fortnight (5th December 2011). |
Roof completed for the Dining and Outdoor rooms at this stage.
Double garage with workshop starting to take shape.
|Day after Valentine's Day.|
Double garage has been completed.
Looks like the Balcony's done, too.
Portico flat roof, yet to be done.
|12th March 2012.|
Some work happening ... must be inside.
|Latest aerial photo. 12th April 2012.|
It's all happening inside the house now.
Driveway has been finished, too.
(Not in the photo, but another construction work just commencing behind us).
|(Source: Original painting by Sabrina Cabada - Fine Art America)|
|Outdoor Room downlights have been installed (and so did to the rest of the house);|
Wiring in the middle of the ceiling space to allow for a ceiling fan (no light) post-handover.
|Stairwell lights ... Light up your way as you go up and go down the stairs.|
2-way switch at the bottom and the top of the stairs.
Not showing you the other (half) side of the stairs. Yet, another issue with the electricians.
|Standard light fittings (with light batten and cowl shades);|
Walk-in / behind-the-bed Robe;
Will replace after handover with track lights or multi-directional halogen/led spotlights.
|Heating Lamps (IXL-Tastic), fan and downlights in all bathrooms (upstairs only).|
|We chose standard light fittings for most lights upstairs (downstairs are mostly low voltage downlights);|
We'll replace them all with "better-looking" light fixtures after handover;
Already gone to Beacon Lighting to have a look for some options (DIY and professionally-installed);
Any other places you would recommend?
Also looking at Matt Blatt for alternatives (pendants, lamps, etc).
|All sorts of lights around the kitchen area. Still looking for some nice pendant lights to put above the island kitchen bench.|
|Guest Bedroom Ensuite|
|Main (ensuite) bathtub with a hob-mounted bath spout and a wall-mounted mixer.|
Looks like a spa, sized like a spa, but it's not a spa bath.
Bath looks chunky relative to the size of the bath spout. Could have (should have) chosen a better bath spout if we knew how chunky this bath is going to be.
|Main ensuite with his-and-hers inset basin and large mirror, and a tad wider-than-normal shower recess with a Dorf Jovian rail shower with overhead.|
|Driveway's done, too. Just last week. When we were away. Pleasant surprise.|
|Looks wide enough to accommodate 3 (actually 2.5) cars.|
|We had this included in our contract with M3tr1c0n previously, but we asked the concreter to widen the entrance (to 3+ meters wide). Will pay the concreter directly for the difference (with no M markup).|
Top guy, this concreter. Highly recommended, ask me if you need his business number. Looks like a family business, too. Met his dad and mom at the site, yesterday. Mom doing the measurements, Dad cutting the concrete.
|Done by the same concreter - concrete pathway on the side of the house (utility/service area). Outside the contract with M, but cleared with our Site Manager to allow for the hot water system to be installed on a solid, leveled, concrete base. No need for M to put a slab under the hot water tank to stand on when they have it installed. This was actually a brilliant suggestion from our SM himself. I should also not fail to mention that the concreter also sub-contracts for M.|
(and that's my shadow with a Gumby-like leg; I was wearing some baggy shorts, for crying out loud)
|And ... my horizontal kitchen window sill has finally been bricked-in ... thank goodness for that.|