So, a house update - the electricians were indeed there doing their pre-wire on Wednesday and Thursday. I recevied a phone call from the girl in the Metricon office who works for the electricians on Wednesday to let me know that on my plans there was a sub board marked to go in the garage as we had too many circuits to fit on the switchboard, however at planning stage she didn't realise our switchboard was going on the opposite side of the house (however the sparkies obviously didn't realise this at first when they installed the power pole on the garage side of the property originally).
This meant that to wire the switchboard to the sub board was going to require a lot of extra wiring that would potentially cost around $1000, which wasn't in the quote as she didn't notice the position of the switchboard.
Her boss said he was going to try to fit all the circuits in the switchboard which meant we may be able to eliminate the need for that sub board and get a $580 refund. Yeah!
Next day she called back to say he wasn't able to fit the circuits on so we weren't going to be getting the refund however they wouldn't charge us for the extra wiring cost as it was a mistake on their behalf. So thats A-ok with us.
We have so many circuits as I have added provisions for outdoor lights, a future pool and its lights,pump etc, and we have lots of lights & powerpoints inside the house - better to be able to handle the load than not, I say!
We are getting standard batten light fittings throughout the house (except in bathrooms where they are installing downlights) and are changing them all after handover.
Jason went past the site on Friday and the AC guy was there installing all the ducting for our ducted system - and it seems lucky he did so as he asked Jason where the control panels for the AC were to be placed.
The position of the downstairs one is marked on the electrical plan so he must not have had a copy.
When we did the electrical plan initially I requested a 2nd control pad (standard is one - how ridiculous for a 2 storey house!!) but it was inadvertantly left off the plan so it was added later, we were charged for it - a hefty $550 when the AC already costs around $14K - but it appears to have been left off the final plan.
No matter though, they should be in the right spot now.
Jason had to go onsite to show the guy where to put the control panels so he snapped a few pics while he was in there.
Oh, and our beautiful big timber sliders & sliding stacking doors have been delivered!! The frames were just sitting outside the house leaning up against the garage when Jason drove by on Friday and Saturday - probably would have been good of they had put them inside out of view (and out of the torrential rain that battered our suburb on Saturday, but if they get pinched its not our problem I guess..
Woo! How exciting!
So I guess the brickies still need to go back and brick up this hole where they thought the meter box was going..
Panels for sliding doors. Cant wait to see those installed and stained :)
Frames for doors.
I love these doors! We chose stacking sliders and sliders over bi-fold mainly due to the HUGE cost difference. Our house came with one set of bi-folds due to the promotion package we took, so we swapped that out for sliders which worked out well cost wise. These doors (3 sets in total) will open up the dining and lounge area so much I think it will be fine having a fixed panel as opposed to the open space bi-folds provide.
Apparently we are due for brick cleaning this week among other things so I am awaiting a call from our SS and will update when I have something interesting to report!
Have just spoken with our SS - the doors have been delivered too early and he has asked for them to be picked up again tomorrow, he said he doesnt want them there until after gyprocking is done to lessen the chance of damage ( I like his style!).
In other news: Electricians will be back to finish the rough in this week, the roof is currently missing about 10 square m's of tile as they ran out so that will be finished Tue/Wed (hopefully), eaves and cladding will go on this week also (so excited about that!) and the bricks will be cleaned. BIG week on site - this will be the last week we are driven by the weather so we need it to behave!!
The following week: - we will meet on site so I can check things out before gyprock starts, I want to take pics of all the walls to help locate noggins etc once the gyprock goes up, and that week gyprock will start.
The staircase will go in that week or the following.
Its ALL happening now!!