Sunday, 20 December 2015

Ever so close

Thankfully they left a door unlocked on the weekend, so we were able to go through and take some photos.

Also, after our meeting with the SS I mentioned the things that irked me and was happy to hear that he noticed most of those things also and they'll be tended to.

Garage door installed

Loving our floors (despite them being filthy at the moment) 
Black glass splashback installed. Was nervous about this one, but happy with our choice.

Main bathroom - happy with how this has turned out also
Ensuite - love the tiles, but 2 things are shitting me about this room.
1. Exhaust fan is at one end of shower rather than centred.  We've been told it couldn't be centred due to trusses in the way, so it apparently looks better at one end rather than 'off' centre.
2. The grout lines of the wall tiles do not line up in the corners at the back wall.  We've been told that due to the different tiles, there is sometimes a 1-2mm discrepancy in tile size which leads to the lines not matching exactly.....hmmm....feel I'm being taken for a bit of a ride on that one.  The lines are out by way more than a couple of mm.
Feature tile splashback

We're going through again on Wednesday 23rd for a final look before it's all locked up for Christmas.  Will certainly be inspecting these grout lines more.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Things that irk me....

Looking through the place today, some things are really irking me.  They don't seem to bother Matt much (or at least not as much as me), but they're just really irritating things.

We're having a walk through with our Site Supervisor this coming Friday, so they're things I'll bring up with him.

Things that irk me #1

Shitty paint work under the eaves around the render
Things that irk me #2

Shitty paint work around windows
Things that irk me #3
Pull handle installed so low the door looks like it's upside down
Particularly on this inside
Things that irk me #4
Poorly installed drawers that don't close properly
The drawers on the left and right in the picture above are stuck open and the cupboards under the sink don't open at all. They all seem to catch on the bench. Obviously this is something they'll have to address, but like the topic suggests, it just irks me....
There are also plenty more irksome paint jobs around the place (they don't show up very clearly on my camera).  You can see were they've cut in around doors, the shadow line of the cupboards above the fridge has gaps, the timber around the theatre room doors looks shithouse too, like when you paint raw timber with just a coat or two of paint and it looks like a sponge has soaked it up?


We have a conundrum....
We noticed a big pile of tiles sitting in our theatre room awaiting installation.  For the sake of this story we'll ignore the fact that we were told tiling would be completed this week.

Anyway, we're checking out our tiles and notice that there seems to be crap load of our hexagonal feature tile we selected for our vanity splash back.  This was meant to be just a strip of tile, long enough to span the vanity.

Ensuite floor/wall tile, cabinet colour, vanity bench and feature hexagonal splashback tile
Now, for a feature wall of our double shower, we chose a similar coloured 'square' tile.
So our conundrum?  It looks like they've accidentally ordered the hexagonal tile as our feature wall in our shower also.  I could be wrong, but there were boxes of the hexagonal tile and we couldn't see any boxes of the square tile. we prefer the hexagonal tile as a feature in the shower? Do we keep quite and let them install that instead of the square tile?

So now we'd have this instead....
Decisions, decisions.....