Wednesday, 31 July 2013



Finally landscaping completed this week after mamoth effort of 3 monthsd but very happy with the outcome. I am very happy with the Outback, they did very good job. Also we got our furniture delivered on the wekend, was very tiring last few days to assemble all the furniture

Monday, 15 April 2013



Finally, we settled today yahooooooooooo after mamoth effort of 1.2 years. All of the issues were sorted even painter was in my place till last minute. Tiles have been delivered and tiler is coming tomorrow, wardobe guys coming next Monday to install the pantry/wir/LP/builtin fitouts. We are moving on Saturday, thank you Edenbrae.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Final PCI

We just came back after the inspection , we have signed off the PCI items list and settling on Monday, still few small jobs need to be completed , its me and between SS and these issues going to fix tomorrow so I hope these will be fixed before Monday. I didn't want delay as have already lined up tiler,tiles,wardobes on Monday. I trust SS so he fix small issues.

Fixed Issues:

1) Down pipes fixed

2) Nawkaw fixed brick chips but they forgot to fix the balcony area, coming tomorrow to fix this

3) Brick Capping

4) All paint touch ups

5) Fixed mortar inconsistencies

6) Balcony handrail replaced

Pending Issues:

1) Clean the mortar work

2) Fix the Garage slab chips

3) Stairs paint , one tread has lot of scratches

4) Alfresco stacker door still has small dent

Overall I am excited lot of issues are fixed and few small issues are still there.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013


We had PCI on 27th, all went ok and I am so much relieved. We didn't have much issues inside only paint touch ups, garage slab chips and few more but having few outside issues

1) Bricks Chipping PGH coming next week do Nawkaw

2) Downpipe , SS confirmed this will be fixed.

3) Mortor issues will be fixed

4) Brick capping, SS advised me to escalate with the management. I escalated to the Management and it sorted out in 15 min and got call from SS, brick capping will be installed next week.

So, all my problems resolved and very happy. Hopefully we are settling on 12th of April. We are doing our own flooring after handover , SS was so nice to delay the electric appliances delivery for 1 week unless the flooring done. Thank you Edenbrae.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


We had Tyrells and Howard inspection this week, somehow my SS didnt want to forward the Tyrell's report to me even I requested couple of times but he told I will get at the settlement which is bit strange. Howard Inspection report had lot of small issues which need to be fixed, the main issue we are having is capping the exposed brick face.

One side of my facade have no roof on it and top of the brick headers are exposed to the weather. After heavy rains, it appears to be a soaking of moisture sucking down from the top of the header course of the front brick wall. If the tops of exposed bricks are not sealed or flashed appropriately, moisture builds up and soaks downwards making the brick face extremely wet. This will then cause Efflorecense attack and when dry the brick face will appear white looking in areas. 

According to EB, it is not an issue but Howard Independent Inspector reckons it is defect and EB have to fix and he has already mentioned in his report. I had chat with my SS but he still not convinced but he said leave it with me. Interestingly another home have same facade as mine and his facade top brick headers are covered with the metal but my SS say he doesn't care house other house is built. 

We had PCI inspection tomorrow but SS cancel it he has to fix all the issues before we go, so now we expect PCI next week sometime, it has been month not really anything happening except the driveway and inspections.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Driveway Completed

Driveway was completed today and it looks good. Outback is doing the landscaping for us so they have extended driveway and concrete is also poured where retaining walls will be build.

House was open while concreter working so took the opportunity to went inside. Kitchen splash back is also installed and matching with the cupboards.

Tyrells PCI inspection is on this Friday and Howard is booked on Monday. We going on next Thursday PCI inspection.


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Driveway Excavated

Great news security fence is finally down , love the house look. Driveway excavated on Thursday and ready to be poured on Tuesday. Outback is also doing the landscaping for us so they have excavated the whole house as soon as we settle they will be back to complete the landscaping.

We have extensively inspected the brick and mortor issues. We found  Few issues

1) Still mortor is missing in lot of places though I can see few touch ups but still lot need to be done esp in the first floor bricks.

2) There are many chips around the house but Alfresco bricks are terrible, way too many small chips more I look more I feel bad. I hope PGH and EB would address this.

3) We found Alfresco stacker door frame bit damaged which doesn't look nice that should be fixed

4) We noticed bricks above right porch pillar are wet though no rains from last 4 days and the rest of the bricks are dry. I even feel the bricks wet by touching, not sure is either leakage in hip roof or drain or something else not sure.


Thursday, 28 February 2013

Electrical/Plumbing Inspection

We had another inspection on Tuesday and happy to see lot of things have been done.

1) Plumbing completed, toilets and tape ware installed

2) Electrical done

3) Doors hardware installed

4) Balcony handrail/balustrade installed

Still carpet, driveway, kitchen splash back, brick mortor/chip and paint touch ups need to be done, we might have PCI at the end of next week if weather clears up to lay the driveway.

We engaged outback to do our landscaping along with the driveway so one less headache after moving.

here are the jobs that outback would do for us

1) RH side of the house - concrete 20 meter long and 1.5 meter wide inc drainage

2) Left side of the house - road base, pebbles and the 400x400 step stone inc drainage

3) In the backyard - Pine timber retaining wall 15m wide and 600mm high
- Pine stairs from Alfresco to the ground
- Brick Plantars on right and left side of the stairs Alfresco to grow herbs
- Provide all the plants
- Clothes line
- Turf

4) In the Frontyard - Herron block retaining walls on the RH and LH of the garage from fence gate
- Block stairs
- Letter box
- Extend the driveway to cover the front porch
- Gardden Edgeing
- Turf

Few Pictures