If you’ve ever renovated or built a house, you would know that the process requires a healthy dose of patience. Today marks 450 days since we paid the initial deposit to Metricon and kick started this building journey. As we get closer to the end, it feels like the finish line is still so far away. My weekly site visits are also becoming less exciting, as visually the transformations aren’t too obvious week to week.
Gyprockers were on site on Friday and Saturday patching up. As the photos show, it looks like our awesome site manager JM has been through the whole house with a pencil and let loose!
JM sent me an email to report the issue with the fridge space has been rectified. The cavity is now wide enough to fit our 908mm fridge. It would have been a disaster if we hadn’t picked up the issue before moving day! Phew!
As we customised the kitchen through Castlewood, the bulkhead in the butlers pantry wasn’t drawn on the final plans. JM actually picked up this oversight and told me he would fix it without any prompting from me.
JM called me whilst the shower screen supplier was on site measuring up. He had a question about the shower screen in the powder room downstairs. During the initial planning stage, we added a shower in the powder room. On the plans, it’s specified as only having a fixed glass panel with no door. I think a reasonable person would assume that when you ask for a shower, you will get a shower screen with a door. Silly us, we didn’t check the fine print and because we signed off on the plans we may now cop a variation if we want to add a door. Arrgh, never assume anything peeps!
We had our hearts set on spotted gum floors for our house but we really didn’t like the standard way that Metricon install timber flooring with scotia. We begrudgingly paid the hefty variation of ‘no scotia’. I’m starting to wonder how they will do the flooring around the waterfall edge of the island. I’ll be discussing this with JM when I see him on Wednesday. Hopefully he’s on top of it but with 18 builds on his plate, I won’t be surprised if he’s not aware of this variation. Better to give him the heads up ASAP so there’s no unpleasant surprise down the track.I’m so glad I managed to talk the building manager into letting us change the cladding in the master bedroom balcony. I love the contemporary look of the Matrix panels.