THE PAINTERS FINISHED THE JOB IN 5 DAYS!
Workmanship is quality too :)
The colours are..
Ceiling, skirts and architraves - Dulux Lexicon White
Walls - Beige Royal Quarter
Feature Walls (sitting, main) - Dulux Raku and Dulux Champignon
|Study looking fabulous!|
|Closer inspection of the stairwell. There will be charcoal carpet up the stairs.|
|Top of the stairs. We love the natural timber with clear finish for the handrail and top of wall. It looks sensational!|
|Master Bedroom Feature Wall Number One - Dulux Raku (only one coat on here so a bit patchy but I've seen it since the second coat and it rocks!)|
|Master bedroom feature wall number two - Dulux Champignon|
|The same feature wall number two from the other angle.|
Things are most certainly moving. This week the following is planned!
- Chippies back to finish balcony, front entry, eaves to outdoor room, door handles etc.
- Plasterers back to plaster garage roof and fix offending stairwell joint (see previous post HERE...)
- Electrician to fit-off lights, power points and switches.
- Waterproofer to return to complete the job (see below...)
Then all going according to plan... (huhhmmm) the following week the tiler is booked to begin! Problems are the waterproofing needs to be finished and the plumber has to be back to resolve Powder room toilet waste pipe issue that has been lingering for 5+ months. So my best guess is that tiling will be delayed.
We had a meeting last Thursday with our SS and our Independent Building Inspector. Our SS was happy to have the Inspector there and lets face it, he doesn't really have a choice. That said, Cam was present for all their discussions and found it was quite productive and flowed very well. The major point to come from the meeting was all about WATERPROOFING!!! This confirmed Cam's initial thoughts.
ALL bathrooms on the second floor need to have the WHOLE floor waterproofed as per the building code (see our previous post on waterproofing HERE...) UNLESS the building contract specifically notes that waterproofing is to be done via an alternative method - effectively overriding the code.
We have looked... our standard Metricon contract doesn't mention waterproofing and therefore the building code stands. RESULT = Metricon will now need to waterproof the whole floor in the bathroom and ensuite instead of just the shower and bath! This revelation will probably hold up the tilers so lets see what happens there...
Our inspector came up with a few other smaller items that he will note within his report with his recommendations - mostly 'nice to have' rather than a construction/finish issues.
The front door has also been painted a beautiful bright gloss red (Dulux Red Box) but I want to wait until the balcony etc has been finished before the big reveal! I can however say, that given it was one of the choices that I was most nervous about...I am absolutely in love with the front door!!! It looks amazing :)
ps.we went shopping today and are on the verge of a BIG purchase... details later in the week when all is confirmed :)