Thursday, 11 July 2013

Settled in

We have now been in the house for around 4.5 months and have settled in nicely. I still havent gotten around to doing the driveway and landscaping but shouldnt be too far off now. Ive had plenty of time to think about how to go about it which has been good. Heres some pics all settled in. We aim to put up some more artwork and family photos eventually. :)


Great Room (aka "The pool room")

Great room to kitchen:

Home theatre:

Kades room:


Main Bathroom:

Master Bedroom:

Go Storm:

Friday, 1 March 2013

Appliances installed

We had our Dishwasher, Stove and range-hood installed today as-well as the gas hot water controllers.
Masterton have now finished everything and all that is left is the 90 day maintenance follow-up.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Carpets & splash-back

Today we had our carpets and mirror splash-back installed. We also moved in enough of our stuff so we can spend the night here.
Im nackered as Ive been going flat out - non stop for the last 2 days but I still cant seem to sleep well.
Just too excited I think. :P

Tuesday, 26 February 2013


We finally got the keys yesterday. Woo hoo!!!
I didnit get a chance to post on the blog as I didn't stop until midnight last night due to installing curtains, light fittings, assembling bar stools and moving heaps of boxes. Busy busy busy....
The carpet guys are here right now and am expecting the splash-back today as-well. Will post more pics soon.

Check out these shiny little buggers:

Thursday, 21 February 2013


Our Practical Completion Inspection was done today. Everything is in order which was expected as I've been on site nearly every waking moment.
The only issues raised were that they forgot to install the metal door stops for the doors that require them.
We also need a limiting valve for the mains water pressure and there's a couple of chips in the paintwork that will need to be repaired.
The safety fence was meant to come down yesterday but hasn't yet. Our SS will get on to this asap.
I also arranged delivery of the gas bottles today and our splash-back is due to be installed on Monday the 26th of February too.

Now all we have to do is make the final payments then we have handover and we can get the keys.
After handover the freestanding oven and dishwasher will be delivered and then the sparky will come and install the range-hood, oven, dishwasher, hot water controllers and the ceiling mounted power point in the great room (for the pool table).
The plumber will need to come back to connect the gas cook-top section of the freestanding oven as-well.
And that's it for Masterton. :)

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


We had the site cleaned and all the internals cleaned today. I couldnt get in to take pictures but managed to get some through the windows.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Screen doors & windows

Our security screen doors and window screens were installed today.
We also booked our carpet to be laid on the 26th of February. With any luck this might be our move-in date too.

The Port-a-loo was taken away today as-well.