Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The current situation

I'm starting at the (almost) end, but here's where we're at now.....

We're booked for our pre-completion inspection in two days' time, although there are MANY items still outstanding. Whatever. We're used to taking a nice long list to our appointments by now. Handover is set for Friday 28th November and we're pushing hard to make sure that happens.

After a "guaranteed" 20-week construction process that's actually taken 38 weeks and 2 days so far (but who's counting), we are desperately hoping to actually get to live in our house soon. I have so much more to say about that, but I can feel my blood pressure rising, so some other time.

And now for a pictorial interlude:

Facade - almost, but not quite finished. The portico beam has now been repainted in CB Ironstone to match the garage door and spouting, as has the metal capping along the top of the beam, pillar and parapet wall. Having a hissy fit works wonders sometimes:

Amongst all the beige, cream and grey houses in the street, our purple palace is sure to stand out. ;o)

Al fresco room. Those solar panels for the hot water service cost us a BOMB. Over $4000, (including the larger tank and gas booster) to be precise. I calculated that it will take about 24 years to recoup the cost in energy savings.... oh well, think of the environmental benefits:

Ensuite, taken a couple of days ago. Paint not finished, no shower head, and I swear that feature niche is NOT square, but you get the idea... Hmm, must find some feature wall lights.

Blogger isn't behaving very well tonight, so no more photos for now.

I'll be back with details of the frustrating, stressful and tedious story when I get a chance.


House-To-Be said...

I absolutely love your facade and all the colours. Love Ironstone but we went with woodland grey in the end.

Sorry that your building experience has been unpleasant. Your house looks fantastic though, love the colours you have throughout :-)

Hope you get handover soon and that the building experience doesn't take away that excitement of handover.

Kek said...

Thanks... I love my colours too - I'm sure they're not everyone's cup of tea, but everyone doesn't have to live with them. ;o)

House-To-Be said...

Exactly, too many opinions from people who are never going to live in the house so don't worry :-)

I love the paint colour in the ensuite....the green....so nice.

You've done so well.

Petal said...

Hi kek! As I said before, what a horror experience, you poor thing! Absolutely LOVE your bathroom (and your kitchen, from H1 photos)

I'm pretty sure people won't like some of the things I've gone with , too, but, he, it would be very boring if we all picked the same things!!!

And wow - I need your help to lose all of this 'building weight' I've gained, I think!!!!

Hope PD get their act together, and h/over happens on the 28th - same day as us (although, like you, I'm not holding my breath....)