It is now part way through June and we are hoping for a September move in date. Things have been powering on and we have had that many people on site its hard to find a parking spot most days.
We have had a team of plasterers for the last week putting up gyprock and starting on the cornicing upstairs. We had some quotes on rendering and white skim coating the interior but surprisingly it was cheaper to gyprock and tape the entire interior rather than plaster, this also worked out better in the two storey height great room as we could use really large sheets of gyprock across the upper slab which would do away with putting a stringer around the join to disguise cracking around the slab line that usually occurs in plastered interiors.
The cornice we chose was CSR Concerto, we had a moment this morning of google-ing pictures of it to double check which way it was to be installed as this one can be used either way, in the end we chose based on what looked better holding it to the ceiling and we are happy with it.
We have had our cabinets check measured on site, I’ve lost sleep over the design of the kitchen so I hope it looks as good in reality as what I envision it to look like. At this stage the cabinetry will be ready by the end of July.
Josh from Talbot Le Page Design continues to be our go to man for trades, his help has been invaluable on this build and I doubt we would have kept things moving so fast without his help.
The R9WA guys are still going hard finishing off the windows, which thanks to the millions of cross bars that need to be applied are proving a time consuming job, these Hampton style windows are a lot of work but look brilliant, the guys are doing a brilliant job.
The build is changing daily so I will post more photos of the progress soon.