It’s starting to feel like a house!

The front of the house with french doors.

I think we’ve set a record this weekend. *Checks watch* Yep. We’ve officially spent more time at the house this weekend than we have at any point during the build process thus far.

On Saturday morning, we received a phone call from our site supervisor, letting us know that the carpenters were on site working a half day trying to catch up on some of the time lost during the poor weather from earlier this week. It’s nice to hear that our SS is trying to keep things on schedule for us/them. He also briefed us on what is to come over the next two weeks.

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Electrical Inspection

Electrical InspectionEarlier today, we had an onsite electrical inspection with our site supervisor to ensure that all our light points, power points, data points etc. were in the right places. All in all, everything looked pretty good. Plus, it gave us the chance to see the interior of the house up close!

There were a few minor changes that will need to be fixed, but they did a pretty good job. The only issue were around the ducted air conditioning running through a wall that required a cavity for a roller door, and the power point and cable points in the linen closet need to be moved onto an adjacent wall. Other than that, it all looked pretty good!

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Random fixes and…a roof!

Side of House
Well, the weather in Sydney this past week was craptastic at best, to be honest. While we need the rain, we were hoping it’d hold off a week, as the rest of our roof was supposed to be finished by Friday. As you can see from the photos, it isn’t quite finished, but we are close.

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Lighting and electrical decisions

Low Voltage Downlight

Our electical appointment last Monday including all things ‘powered’. Of course, lighting choices were included in this appointment. Without the help of our wonderful Metricon advisor, we would have been lost and completely confused.

It’s amazing all the things you need to think about when wiring a house – most of it I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. The number of lights in a room, the light spacing, where to put the switches for said lights – it’s mind boggling!

Here’s a few tips I’ve got after going through this exhausting meeting…

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Internals & Electricals appointment with Metricon

Happy Australia Day to everyone! Get off the computer and enjoy the day! BBQ, drink beer, and celebrate everything Australian (after reading this blog post of course).

We had our internals and electricals appointment with Metricon yesterday. Surprisingly, it wasn’t nearly as tedious as we had expected it to be. While we don’t have any final numbers, we are sure to have spent quite a bit more money – also not surprising.

I think the reason why yesterday wasn’t taxing or overwhelming was due in part to the amount of research and preparation we did leading up to it. We took advantage of Studio M’s “open preview days” (Saturdays from 10a-3p), and multiple trips to Di Lorenzo to best prepare for what we went through yesterday…

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