Monday, December 20, 2010

Construction Update (d127)

So we've passed the 18th week milestone. Well if you account for their claimable 2 weeks due to bad weather it would be 16 weeks according to Metricon. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is when practical completion is due. Since I have work I won't be able to come out to inspect the house, instead my wife will go on my behalf. This is where we sign off on the house to say it's complete, and note down any conditions or repairs that have to be met on handover. Then all the paperwork can be lodged so that in 4 weeks (2 working weeks) weeks we can have the keys to our house.

We received the final payment invoice last week. Sent it off to the lender to have it processed, they will have to send out an assessor or valuator to value the house, and on our part we must have building insurance on the house before they will process the payment.

In the meantime we have been having people quote on the landscaping of our home. The front we require a retaining wall, still up in the air whether we want a sandstone looking sleeper retaining wall, or a sandstone rock wall. Any thoughts people?

28 days until handover (4 weeks and counting)


Tonia said...

I think the first pic is much more modern and looks neater too :)

JayJay said...

Thanks Tonia, I appreciate the comments.

Should I add a tally to your survey of the exposed aggregate vs stenciled concrete. I do prefer exposed aggregate, but agree with another comment, that driveways are always ugly things. There's really not many options to play around with.

Tonia said...

I think i prefer the exposed aggregate too but I just found out today that our council doesn't allow exposed aggregate in our area :( so looks like we will have to have coloured concrete after all!

Robert Richmond said...

Hmmm...I like the sandstone rock, but think it may "age" quicker. So in that case I'd probably go the sandstone sleepers.

Much of a cost difference??

JayJay said...

Not much difference at all.