Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tiling, garage door.....

Splashback installed....
We thought that the overhead cabinets were included! lol (I signed the paperwork too quickly!)
Well, not a problem, we'll have some more time to do something original in the kitchen (and maybe cheaper!)

On pensait que les placards du haut etaient compris dans la cuisine, mais c'etait une option (on a du signe les papiers trop vite sans verifier ca)!
Tant pis on les installera plus tard (ca sera surement moins cher et on aura le choix et le temps pour faire quelque chose d'original).... peut-etre aux allentours de Noel...Ohhh mais ca tombe bien, j'ai de l'aide qui arrive a cette epoque!!!

Salle de bain de la chambre principale

Tiling on the balcony
Carrelage sur le petit balcon
Main bathroom..
Salle de bain principale

Any info on who has done that would be very much appreciated.... thank you

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kitchen, bathroom vanities....etc

A few pics of last week progress....

Quelques photos des progres de la semaine derniere....

Wardrobe mirror in all bedrooms.
Miroirs sur les penderies dans toutes les chambres.

Waterproofing in main bathroom.
Etancheite dans la salle de bain principale
Ensuite toilet.
Toilettes de la salle de bain de notre chambre.
Ensuite entry.
Vue de la chambre pricipale sur la salle de bain de la chambre.

More waterproofing and niche in ensuite.
Niche et etancheite dans la double douche de la salle de bain de la chambre.
Double bassin dans la meme salle de bain.
Powder room.
Toilette d'en bas.

Storage under stairs.
Espace de rangement en dessous des escaliers.

Our doors...
Nos portes interieures...
AND.... Our double glazed windows soon to be put in place instead of the single glazed put in by mistake.
ET.... Nos fenetres double vitrage !! Enfin!! qui vont remplacer celles mises par erreur.. ouf!!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


The bricks are looking worse week after week!
Our brick selection is: Urban-one Silver from Australbricks.

We've seen houses finished with the same bricks and the colour expected is a light grey... We have an ugly orangy yuky thing..... What the?!

We already raised the issue last week, and our SS should come back to us on the issue.
We're just back from the house, and we think it's getting worse!!!

Certainly not the look we were after... We'll see next week what the builder think about it.

Les briques ne sont pas de la bonne couleur, on dirait qu'il y a une decoloration. On attendait un gris clair uniforme et on se retrouve avec une maison avec un ton orange!!
On a averti le constructeur qu'on eatait pas content...on va voir la semaine prochaine ce qu'ils en disent...
En tous les cas, nous on n'aime pas!


Inside the house, it's getting busy... Staircase and kitchen are being installed.
We can't get in the house anymore, so the pics are from outside!!

A l'interieur ca bouge pas mal, ils sont en train d'installer les escaliers et la cuisine...
On est maintenant enfermes dehors, pas simple pour prendre les photos...

Saturday, July 10, 2010


A falcon looking after our house... (27 june 2010)
Un faucon qui garde la maison (27 juin 2010)

Roof is all done, which is good! No more stress just because it's raining!
Cladding is up, eaves are done.

Bricks are not looking very good...We'll have to check if it's normal...

Les briques ne sont pas tres jolies, on dirait que la couleur n'est pas uniforme, faudra qu'on demande pourquoi...

Insulation is up...
Glasswool under roof, Rockwool anywhere else including between the 2 floors.

Isolation est installee, laine de verre sous le toit et laine de roche ailleurs, meme entre les 2 etages.
Electrical is done, and our data points installed at the last minute...
Thank you Wisdom for letting us make some last minute changes!!!

Circuit electrique est fait...

Cladding close up

Well, 2 weeks ago I was a bit frustrated with Wisdom and their communication.
I sent an email to management explaining my concerns, and ............
Things have improved, we had a good meeting with our SS who is a nice bloke.
They have answered my questions and will fix what needs to be fixed (including those 2 windows not double glazed).
They have allowed us to make some last minute changes:
add more lights, add the coffit ceilling (which we removed before), add some data points all over the house (at the last minute)..
So, yes, at the moment, we are very happy with Wisdom and how management has responded to our concerns....all good :-)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

2 weeks of very good weather..and very small progress

Basically, in 2 weeks what has been done:
-Removal of main scaffolding
-Delivery of cladding
-Delivery of roof tiles for what's left to cover
-Roof rail installed

4 months have already passed since they started the construction...

On a eu 2 semaines de super beau temps et pas grand chose n'a ete fait:
- L'avant-toit a ete pose
- Le principal echafaudage enleve
- Livraison des plaques de fibres de ciment
- Livraison des tuiles restantes.
- Installation de la barriere autour de la toiture a couvrir.

Ca fait 4 mois qu'ils ont commence la construction.