Stonecutters Ridge Clubhouse Construction Underway

Stonecutters Ridge ClubhouseConstruction traffic on our street has increased over the last few months as large earth moving equipment have started to shape the surrounding landscape to make way for the newest divisions of Stonecutters Ridge to be built. But earlier this week, a momentous occasion was reached with Medallist commencing construction on the golf course clubhouse – the focal point for what is intended to be Northwest Sydney’s premier golf club.

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Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course Progress

Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course Progress

With Winter behind us and the temperatures warming, the golf course at Stonecutters Ridge is progressing nicely. According to Medallist, the developer responsible for the completion of the golf course and the surrounding community, the course is set for completion in September with it opening for play in April 2011. This is to allow the course to grow in and mature before thousands of golfers are set loose on it early next year.

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Tiling and Painting

Kitchen Backsplash

After great coffee and great conversation with two of our future neighbours, we made our way to the house again today – something that has become our Saturday ritual. Arriving to Stonecutters Ridge, we found our house a flurry with activity. Both the tilers AND the painters were on site working away – making the house look like a home! We weren’t the only ones. Another of our future neighbours across the street had a team of tradies on site laying wire mesh in preparation for their slab to be poured next week. So much is happening in the neighbourhood, now that the weather has warmed up!

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Tiling, and a weekend away from it all

Jervis Bay

Wow, what a weekend. The amount of progress made on the house last week makes us realise that we really don’t have a lot of time left to prepare for moving into our new home. Assuming all goes to plan, we’ll be in relatively quick – reminiscing about the whirlwind adventure we’ve been on over the last 12 months.

To prep ourselves for what’s to come (and celebrate our one year wedding anniversary), we made it a long weekend and drove down the coast to Jervis Bay for what ended up being anything but a relaxing getaway. If you live anywhere near NSW, you’re probably very well acquainted with the storm we had over the weekend. Here it Sydney it seemingly paled in comparison to what we experienced in Jervis Bay. With heavy rain, and wind gusts topping out at around 130 kph, it felt as if we were in the midst of a hurricane.

Ironically, in a way, we are.

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Communicating with your builder

Better communication“Only he who does nothing makes a mistake. “  -French Proverb

While we can all dream about a house build that was mistake free, it’s not something that’s likely to happen to any of us. Mistakes happen – it’s just a fact of life it seems. But what really counts is how those mistakes are addressed.

When we noticed the issues surrounding the bifold doors and the frosted glass on the front door over the weekend, we made a point to try and call our site supervisor first thing Monday morning so he’d be aware of the error, and get a jump on fixing it. Come to find out, he got the jump on us. He already knew we were concerned about the mistake!

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