Well, that was some storm that struck Sydney last week! I’m talking torrential rain and cyclonic winds, definitely not ideal weather for house building. We finally had a small window of good autumn weather and boy am I glad the Metricon boys took advantage of the reprieve! Our site was a hive of activity on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the team of electrician and carpenters playing catch up.
We now have electrical wiring for lighting, power, tv, sound, data and home theatre. The Vaccaro guys also installed the air conditioning ducting. The carpenters installed the framework for all the cavity slider doors. We have a total of 3 going in the Study, Home Theatre and Powder Room. They also replaced the damaged front door frame.
Now for the obligatory photos…Not the most exciting I know, more to keep the blog updated for our record 🙂
Our independent building inspector Houspect conducted the pre-lining inspection yesterday (30/4). They had already completed slab and frame inspections and found Metricon’s work compliant with standards. They haven’t sent the pre-lining report yet but to our untrained eye the quality of the workmanship to date seems to be top notch. So hopefully they give this stage the thumbs up.
I actually had a walk-through with J today, the first official one! He went through the electrical plans room by room. It’s a shame that Nick was tied up at work and couldn’t be there as the electrical stuff is his domain. Anyway, I couldn’t resist asking J the million dollar question…how long till handover?
We are more than half way through the build and nearing the very exciting internal fit out! Here’s the very rough tentative schedule.
- Mon (4/5) – Tray deck roofing
- Tue (5/5) – Cladding, painting
- Wed (6/5) – Insulation
- Thurs (7/5) – Gyprock (estimate 4-5 days)
- Fri (15/5) – Stairs, cabinetry fitout
- Fri (22/5) – Waterproofing and tiling to wet areas (estimate 2 weeks)
- Fri (5/6) – Painting (estimate 2 weeks)
So, the bottom line is he thinks we are looking at handover towards the end of June to early July. I don’t want to jinx myself but that’s pretty much bang on my mental timeline. Christmas in July at our Hudson sounds fabulous!!! Here’s hoping 🙂