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.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Bamboo flooring installed

Our Bamboo flooring was installed today and it looks amazing.

I also spoke to our SS and we are booked in for our PCI next Wednesday the 20th of February.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Air con installed

The brickies came back yesterday to repair the brickwork under the hot water system. Once the mortar dries up and the bricks are cleaned again, you shouldnt be able to notice the difference.

We also had the cleaner in yesterday to do a quick clean. I think this is to help prep for the flooring which is being layed tomorrow.
And today we had our air con installed.

Im hoping to see the skirting tacked back on this week and next week we should see the kitchen splashback installed aswell as the gas hotwater system controll pads, window and door screens and the final touch ups done on the paint-work followed by a full clean.
If this goes well, the following week we should be ready to get the keys and then the sparky will come back and install the oven, rangehood and dishwasher.

Its so close I can taste it :)

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Handles & accessories

We had the builders here today and they have installed all the door handles and locks as-well as the accessories for the bathroom, ensuite and laundry.
This also marks the 13th day in a row of work done on the house. It is really flying along now and we should hopefully have the keys within the next 2 weeks. :)

Nearly there

Another big day. We had Sentinel, roof insulation and the shower screens & mirrors installed today.

Sentinel stuff:

Mirrors + shower screens: