Friday, April 27, 2012

Swimming Pool Finishing

Water proof concrete render being used to finish up the swimming pool. Tiling should hopefully begin next week

Monday, April 16, 2012

Wiring closets

The upper cabinet is the communications rack - that's where all the Cat 6 cables, Coax cables (for DVB-T free to air tv and Foxtel satellite tv will terminate). This will also contain the main Ethernet switch for the house, as well as supplementary Power over Ethernet Switches to run the phones, doorbell and security cameras.

The lower panel will contain all the security panel, distributed analog audio zoning, and back to base monitoring for the various security zones. The electricians are there today wiring it all up.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Painting the walls is largely done, but we haven't started on architraves or skirting boards yet. Here's how Scarlett's room came up:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter weekend

We had a lot planned for this weekend.

HAD as in past tense.

Unfortunately we were just informed by our floor supplier (Tait Flooring), that there was a manufacturing defect in the finish of our american oak flooring, and that we would have to wait around 40 days for new timber to arrive and clear customs. Tait offered us alternative options - but all the colors have now been finalized and stains organized to match, so we're going to have to wait. Instead of laying floor boards this weekend so that the kitchen cabinetry could be installed, we're having to find other things to do :(

The good news is that most of the paint work is finished, and electrical fit off will begin this coming week.The tiler has begun work, and is working right through the easter break.

In terms of what we'll do this weekend - well there's a lot of little things that need doing that I'm sure will keep us busy - installing the ceiling speakers, terminating cat6 connections, finishing off the last couple of features with paint, and ordering architraves for the windows so that we can start getting those painted.

I'll post some new photos this weekend when I am back on site.