Sunday, April 29, 2012

Small projects

It has been a long time since we moved into our new home. So far we haven't been doing much but were able to finish few small projects.

Side gate:

We used cypress cladding. They are cheap and should be fine for gates.

Stained gate.

Instant grass:

Preparation. Backyard.

70 mm garden bed.

Front preparation.

Two levels because of the slope.


After 6 weeks and continuous watering :)

Still lots to do with gardening, decking etc.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Driveway (DIY x 0.2)

We now got our brand new driveway and the base for the garden shed. Concerter was a friend of mine and I got a good deal. I and my brother in law prepared the site. Manual labour :|. Happy with the final product though.

Btw: still waiting for items listed in 'letter of undertaking' to be fixed. They were due on 25th nov. Not cool.

Before ...

Preparation ...

3.5 c.m concrete ...

Me sealing ...

Sealed ...

Closer look ...

Thursday, November 24, 2011


We had our handover on last 17th. It was bit stressful at the end and I expected they couldn't finish all the works timely. Some of the plumbing works were carried out next day after the handover and letter of undertaking was issued for three items and I am still waiting for them to come back. Today is the deadline. Supervisor repaired the damaged garage door instead of replacing it. He promised to replace it and it was even clearly written on the PCI list. So basically it quality assurance wasn't up to the standard I expected. Luckily, we were able to report most of the defects and most of them are now rectified.


Hmm. Pergola still needs some painting.

Kitchen is cool.

Have to redo the feature tiling (strip is not centered)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Handover delayed

Yesterday, I got an update from the SS and now the handover has been delayed at least by another week. This is disappointing. Facade is still under construction. And few other unfinished jobs here and there. It never looked they were going to finish it before the handover. But this wasn't the cause for the delay. We are still waiting for the council certificate. It wasn't issued because of some unknown (to me) reason.

At last the facade window has been double glazed. Good job!

Also we got free fencing from Sunland (developer).

Porch ceiling is still not water proofed. What is that ink mark :|

Friday, October 28, 2011

PCI done

We had our inspection yesterday. We didn't find any new major defects other than few more cosmetic defects. Handover will be in two weeks time. Cool.

Inside looks clean now.

Kitchen with the splashback.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

It is time for the inspection

We are having our inspection this Thursday. Still the facade hasn't been finalised though. It might happen in next few days. However, it is good to get over this milestone as well. Then it is just the handover.

We have already reported most of the defects we could see. Hopefully, they might get resolved quickly.

Facade needs some rectifications (including making left most window double glazed) and painting.

Splashback to come.

And some damage repairing

Also wrong powder room vanity option and about 10+ more defects... :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

And then vandalism

Someone has badly damaged garage access door. Not cool.

These people are sick