It's been two and a bit weeks since the last update with the build and things are still continuing at a slow but steady pace. However we are at lock stage. The last couple of weeks has seen a few changes on the house mainly to do with the wet areas and kitchen.
The main bathroom, ensuite and laundry have been completely tiled and look impressive. It is still difficult to see how the tiles will look, as they still need a good clean and without proper lighting its hard to imagine the final appearance. Can't wait!
The Kitchen has been installed and I think looks better than we expected. The bench tops have not arrived yet but we have been assured this will happen in the next week or so. We cannot fault the quality and installation of the whole unit although on closer inspection we did notice one of the highly polished cupboard trims above the range hood had been scratched and chipped. We were quick to make the site supervisor and our client liaison office aware and we were informed that they were onto it and it would be replaced. The tiling for the splash back is yet to go on, as this cannot happen until the bench top goes in.
The Laundry cupboards have also gone in and look great. At this stage we cannot be happier with how it looks and how it will ultimately function as a usable laundry unlike our old one.
The Study nook and bedroom desk have also been installed. The only other things that have changed since the last update is that the front pillars have been rendered as well as the front and garage doors being installed. Apart from the gyrock above the garage door been split during the garage door installation which we were quick to point out and have rectified, the finishes to the doors and pillars look great. We also had an issue with some gyrock to one of the internal walls. It had a slight wave in it which was noticeable on close inspection. To MDJ credit they were quick to pull the affected area of gyrock down and repair the problem to our satisfaction.
Over the next couple of days should see the rectification of the brick work that we were unhappy with over the Christmas break as well as hopefully a start been made on the painting and installation of our long awaited Kitchen bench. Lets wait and see.