Reflections on our selections inspection

French Doors in the Master Bedroom

Hello Monday, where did the weekend go? If you’re like us, the weekend flew by bringing Monday entirely way too soon. But in an attempt to find the silver lining on a seemingly short weekend, we were looking forward to our early Monday morning meeting with our site supervisor. Why? As of last week, we’ve been locked out! We stopped by on the weekend to try and see any sort of progress, but peering through windows and over fences just doesn’t work.

This morning however, we had a ‘guided tour’ of our house, during which our site supervisor addressed a few question and issues he had…

We were expecting to address problems, mistakes, and/or setbacks that have occurred over the past few weeks. To our surprise, all the questions and concerns our site supervisor had were more proactive – addressing questions BEFORE they became problems. The house is looking great and the workmanship, according to my untrained eye, looks top notch. Most of the conversation revolved around the finishing of certain details in the kitchen, the doors, and even some of the brickwork. In fact, our site supervisor is unhappy with how the top of pillars have been finished, so he’s offering to render the top (essentially a capping) with the same colour of our cladding? Will it look good? I’m not sure yet, but I plan on doing a little photoshop work to see how it’d look in the bigger picture.

As for the bi-fold door issue we addressed in our previous post, what we thought was a deadlock installed in the wrong door was in fact a finger pull, allowing us to open the doors from the outside. This is good news, as it won’t require replacing a door – possibly delaying the looming move-in date.

In addition, we discussed what will be required of us as the handover date approaches. It’s bizarre to think we need to start planning for handover. It seemed like just yesterday we started this crazy journey. Are we truly already approaching the end of it? Some of the tasks we’ll have to start addressing includes working with council to ensure all bushfire issues have been addressed (ie. weephole covers, aluminium screens, etc.), thedriveway layback has been moved and the driveway itself is installed, and the interim occupancy certificate can be obtained and given to our lender and Metricon.

The wet area tilers were set to start today, so we should have proper looking bathrooms and a laundry area. Soon after, painting should start both internally and out, and then…?

We’re getting close. Have a look for yourself!

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.


  1. Kriss says:

    Oh my goodness… cabinets!

    Once the cabinets go in, it happens so fast from there. So happy to see such progress for your guys!


  2. maja says:

    Bee you tea full!

  3. Uncle John says:

    Beautiful…hope to visit someday.

  4. Stefan says:

    Hope to…? ;)

  5. Sandrine says:

    Hi Megan & Stefan

    The house is looking amazing!

    We have just started our journey with Metricon and up to almost slab stage soon. They did our waffle pods today.
    We absolutely can’t wait to get to your stage.

    Been following your blog for a while now, looking forward to seeing what tiles you picked.
    What flooring have you decided on for the rest of the house?

  6. Rachael says:

    Looks fantastic, you must be thrilled with the progress! We’re at a similar stage to Sandrine, but with Wisdom :)

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