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Monday, 16 May 2016

Internal Fitout progress

April has come and gone with not a huge amount of progress but incrementally the internals are getting ticked off.

The garage door was installed and glass panels in the large fixed windows installed on 15/4 ( one panel didn't make it over the stairs as it smashed into tiny grains of sand).
Rainwater tank installation and door/timber deliveries.
15/4 - Garage door (Colorbond - Surfmist)
15/4 - Garage door installed

15/4 - Internal Doors (Corinthian)

15/4 - Front door (Eden 4 1020 wide Pivot - Veneer finish)

15/4 - Caroma Newbury 1675 Bath x2

15/4 - 3500L Tankworks 'Evolution' tank

Genneral Stairs installed the Victorian Ash Closed Stringer staircase on 19/4. For some reason, they installed a temporary handrail and railing upstairs. Still no sign of when the final balusters and handrails will be installed. The stud frame needed to be removed as the opening for the stairs was incorrect.

19/4 Stairs

19/4 - Removed section of stud frame
Kitchen and bathroom vanity cabinetry was delivered on the 3/5, and later installed on the 4/5. The Kitchen is comprised of Finger pull /Shadow-line drawer sections with door and drawer facing based on Polytec Polar White -Sheen. The kitchen island face is Polytec Belgian Oak -Matt, with a 70mm thick drop down seating bench in the same finish which will be installed after the Cesaerstone bench is mounted.
NOTE: The bulkhead needed to be shortened due to the splashback window being lifted as it needed to match the finish height of the bench.

4/5 - Kitchen installed
4/5 - Kitchen (cooktop run/window splashback)
4/5 - Ensuite vanity & mirror board

4/5 - Main bathroom vanity & Mirror board

4/5 - Powder room (semi recessed) vanity & mirror board

Painting has been getting done over the last couple of weeks 'on and off' since the 30/4. The walls and ceiling have got some sealer coats, with more recent work on the doors and skirtings upstairs. The gloss top coats have been completed on the windows and doors.
10/5 - Main bedroom (painting progress)

The site was also cleared on the 10/5. All rubbish has been removed which now makes the house look alot closer to completion!
10/5 - Site clean!

Benchtops were later installed on 13/5, with sinks installed and the kitchen cooktop cutout. The kitchen bench and bathroom benchtops are 40mm and 20mm Caesarstone Osprey (respectively).
13/5 - Kitchen bench (Caesarstone 'Osprey')

13/5 - Powder room vanity (w/ Veda semi recessed sink)

13/5 - Ensuite vanity (w/ Veda counter top sink)

This week will see the start of the tiling, more painting and a front door! FINALLY!.
16/5 - Sand delivered for floor tiles


  1. Steve, wow! It's looking amazing. We have picked the same Osprey bench tops as you so it's great to see them in. It's a bit nerve-wracking to see if the colours you picked so long ago will still work :)

  2. Hi Steve, just wanted to say thanks for having such a detailed blog about your progress. We are about to get our council approval this week and have had many ups and downs with Rawson about the process to date. Your blog and the other one with Calvin Hobbes has been enlightening and great knowledge share for others. It's reassuring that others are as pedantic as we are because we were questioning whether we have been really difficult customers or not. I look forward to more updates from you. Cheers, Jenny

  3. Hi Jenny.

    Glad you found my rants enlightening!


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