Saturday, March 28, 2009


After a trip down to the Central Coast on Friday we have chosen all the tiles for our house. At first we thought it was a nuisance to have to re pick our tiles with another firm, however it turned out all good as we think the new tile place had a better selection.
We chose charcoal grey floors for our bathrooms and laundry and plain white tiles. A strip of grey pebbles will run vertically down the shower. For the porch area we chose a light chocolate looking tile. The kitchen splashback will still be laminate. We'll find out next week how much extra we have to pay for our choices but hopefully it won't be too much!
Not a lot more for me to add - the plumbing in the ground was checked by the council on Thursday and the earth has been filled in and flattened again. We are now waiting for the frame to arrive.....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We have a slab!

The slab was laid on Monday and is looking good!

The communication between Allworth and ourselves has been nil since we signed the contracts and so I phoned head office yesterday to see who was 'in charge' of us now construction had started.... they put me on to a lady in the Newcastle office. So I phoned and had a chat with her.... we signed our contracts at home as we could not make it over to the Allworth office during the week and because of this I think we are a little out of the loop... Anyway, during yesterdays phone call I discovered that we will be sent 4 invoices this week and we just have to take each invoice to our bank when Allworth have finished the stage the invoice is for; also found out who our site manager is and that we only have a meeting with him if there are any issues - we can ring him close to lock up to ask if we can come on site and look inside.

Tile place on Friday....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lots of action!

It has been a while since I last logged in and lots of things have started happening on the block...

The block has been levelled and the shape of the house has been formed with wood, so we have the foot print of our house! We were lucky with the levelling of the block as we thought they would only level the house pad but for some reason they did most of the block - yey! This has cut down on heaps of work for us later on! Thank you Allworth!

Matt went up to block on Tuesday and as it happened they were doing the piering - it worked out that we only needed 38.6m of piering instead of the 60m that we were quoted for, so we should get at least $1000 back! Good news!

Yesterday the fence and lots of bits and bobs were delivered, we should hopefully have a slab by next week!

We still haven't meet the site supervisor, perhaps we'll give Allworth a call next week to see when/if that will happen.

The only negative thing this week is that we received a letter from head office to say that the tile company has now changed. So our prelimary visit choices are out of the window and we now have to travel to the central coast to a new tile place. We have an appoitment for next Friday, hopefully they will have a better choice than the last place!

Monday, March 9, 2009

We have a portaloo on site - things must be about to happen...hopefully!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

More paperwork....

Haven't heard from Allworth all week and then this morning we received some MORE paper work to sign....
Luckily Matt read the plans carefully and spotted that they have not changed the bi fold doors to the ones we requested way back at our colours meeting. I got out all the paper work from then and have it down in black and white that we requested tomorrow I'll call them. No doubt we will have to wait another week for another set of plans now......