Yet another slow week...! Had a quick chat with our SS on Monday morning to get the latest on our bricks, and to book an on-site meeting. According to him, the bricks are still scheduled for 9/2, but the office is struggling to book in the order for some reason. SS reckons Austral are well aware that he wants them, so he's not too worried - if we miss this batch because someone can't do their job, heaven help them. Site meeting also booked in for 9/2 @ 8:30am.
No solid confirmation yet on when the Ducted Vac system will be re-done, and we also got advised that the heating unit we have (the standard Brivis 2PW26) does not support zone control (for which we paid $534 in the contract), and we need to shell out another $644 for the MX30i which does. Not happy, but cannot be bothered arguing the point.
We also got a price for 3-coat paint, which is $1950. Most evidence seems to point to the fact that it is a much better finish, so we'll probably go ahead with that too...
On a slightly more positive note, we organised some more furniture this week. A new 3 seater and arm-less 2 seater from King Furniture's Phoenix range (Package reduced from >$7,000 to $3,000) for the Lounge room. We also bought lounges and tables from their new Outdoor range for the Alfresco. The staff at the Richmond store were very helpful, and we're excited about having their furniture in our house!
We really only have to organise light fittings for the 3 bedrooms (we've already got one for the Master), another coffee table for the Lounge and bedside tables for our room. Everything else has either been bought or selected for purchase a little later.
So what actually got done this week? The ducted heating and cooling ducts went in to the roof space, and the evaporative unit got fitted too. Happy to report that the ducts have ended up pretty much bang on where the plans had them, and the cooling unit was fitted neatly and plumb - we have seen plenty that don't look like they're fitted properly. The incorrectly sized foyer window that was delivered way back in early December was collected and a replacement provided, which now needs to be fitted.
Heating and Cooling ductwork started.
|Ducts in Lounge with raked ceiling|
Ductwork completed, cooling unit fitted and correct foyer window delivered.
|Return Air duct, and proper window for fitting|
Plan for next week:
Fix the Ducted Vac system?