Thursday, 27 October 2011

Tiling and other updates

Our build has been progressing quickly now.  We have been so blessed.  Each week there has been progress at our house.  We are thrilled with the results and the tradies that our builder uses.  

Over the last three weeks we have been busy, along with our builders.  Phil organised the antenna installation - gotta have the tv up and ready for summer sport you know.  He organised this through AM.AV Integrated Installations. Andrew Mortimer (the owner) (0404412628) offered fantastic advice and helped with organising our tv and foxtel requirements throughout the house including out to our alfresco area.  He also advised us on possible home theatre options, as this is one of his specialties too.  We were really happy with his service and his price.  
Our antenna ready to go.
Another job that has been done is the turf in our back yard.  We wanted to get the turf down so that it would have time to 'bed in' before we move in with the boys and the dogs.  We have used Matilda soft leaf buffalo.  It feels like you are walking on a carpet of grass.  We have been 'babying' it all week and it is already starting to grow.  Phil will have to move it before we move in.  
Phil and Nathan laying the turf. 
Our turf down (Hi Matt and Caz)
 Our tiles have been going down this week with some unfortunate delays that were out of our tiler's hands.  Unfortunately, he decided to leave most of the tiles at their warehouse, but the tiles were stolen out of their warehouse, and so now we are waiting for more tiles to get ordered in.  This is disappointing, however I'm sure that the tiler's will be doing everything they can to be able to finish our job in good time.  We have been very happy with the workmanship from the DiLorenzo's tilers.  They have been very professional.  Luckily, this isn't going to slow the schedule down as the painters can still start next week as planned.  Hopefully the tilers will be back next Wednesday to finish the feature tiles and the powder room.
Our balcony - not grouted but glued down

Our ensuite bath.  Our mirror will run the whole length of the wall above the feature tile.

A view of our ensuite from the door.  This gives a better view of my wonderful, beautiful, amazing feature tile.  This will also be in the shower niche.  the mirror runs the whole length of this wall - almost to the ceiling. 

The boys bathrrom.  Their bath hob isn't tiled yet due to it being a feature tile.  Next week.  This is the room with their shower and bath only.  The mirror is above the vanity.

This is the doorway to the boys bathroom area.  Toilet straight ahead, vanity to the left, bathroom to the right.  

Our kitchen complete with Caesarstone benchtops in White Shimmer with free plastic covering.  Our beautiful splashback tiles - which really have a metallic look to them.  They are a 600 x 600mm rectified porcelain tile.  We also have our beautiful pantry door hung.  

Another view of the splashback in more natural light.  The downlights under the cupboard will make this area look amazing.  It's hard to find a photo that will do this area justice.  
Next to happen on the build within the next week are:
* Next week painting starts
* Tiling should be finished
* Shower screens and mirrors measured up and ordered

Motoring along now.  Still looking good to move in during December.  It's good to see all of our neighbours have started building now.  We will have a wonderful community there by this time next year.

Hope all your builds are going well.


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