Week 27: Next stop- Keys.

February 20, 2019

Oh lordy lordy lordy. This is so god damn exciting, even Steve is squealing.

 

We had our final inspection today, where we attempted to walk around with the authority of an art enthusiast inspecting the Mona Lisa. In reality, there was lots of umm-ing and ahh-ing where we acted as though we knew a lot but spent just as much time questioning our critiquing than actually critiquing. Lesson #1 of the day- I would be a hopeless judge.

 

Unfortunately, our site supervisor was sick with food poisoning so the general manager of construction stepped in to his place. 

 

I'm going to keep this pretty short and sharp, letting the photos speak for themselves. The main areas which need to be touched up are paint, cleaning and the only minor fixture issue which was a small hole in the fly-wire door.

 

What we're loving:

  • The feel. Corny? Yes. Accurate? Absolutely.

  • The carpet. Steve had his shoes off and I'm pretty sure, if it was socially acceptable, he would have attempted a carpet 'snow-angel' in the middle of the rumpus room.

  • The scale. This is absolutely one aspect which cannot be accurately shown in the photos. The height of the ceiling and doors really elevates (no pun intended) the feel of the house.

  • Our independent building inspector was impressed. This was huge. At the end of the inspection, our independent inspector made a point of congratulating the general manager of Granvue on the quality of home that they have ben producing. He said specifically that Carlisle and Metricon was such a mixed bag of lollies- some are fine but others "should just about be knocked down and rebuilt" and that Granvue is consistently above the rest for quality. Ding ding ding- jackpot! 

What we're not:

  • Paint defects which are few and far between.

  • Differences in the mortar colour between bricks. With different batches of mortar, there are some irregularities which come up. There are a few areas around the house where it is relatively noticeable that different batches have been used. There is absolutely nothing that can be done about it because introducing another batch and therefore colour variation would make it stand out more. No big deal but it is slightly annoying.

What's next?

  • The fences have started being built. This will hopefully be finished by next week- just in time for us to move in!

  • We are waiting on the certificate of occupancy which will allow us to organise home & contents insurance, then send the final invoice to the bank.

  • Speaking of banks (ughhh), they will complete their valuation and will then release the final payment.

  • Move in! Hopefully we will get the keys at the end of next week. I'm not holding my breath until the bank comes through with the goods but as I said, Steve is squealing.

 

 

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