Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

After 35+ years of marriage, two wonderful sons, living and working in Australia, Sweden, UK and USA we are now 'just the two of us' plus a very spoilt Shitzu.

Following five years at The Sandhurst Club it is time to downsize. Our criteria - build a new home in a development within ten minutes of John's Sandhurst Golf Club, access to Monash and Eastlink Freeways, all new infrastructure and proposed services, recycled water and no Management Company or Body Corporate Fees.

We invite you to view our journey as we build with Carlisle Homes our 'Savannah 28' at 'The Avenue at Casey', a masterplanned community meeting all our criteria.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Plaster Pictures

Family to Theatre Room



Friday, November 26, 2010


Our Savannah is PLASTERED and bricks on site!!  Forgot the camera.....pic's tomorrow.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ready to Plaster

Plaster Ready to Go

Entry with Front Door Installed

Master Bedroom

Theatre Room

Carlisle Homes Update

SS called this morning - rectification work will be completed today and plastering rescheduled. Appreciated the contact and reassurance of work undertaken.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Frame Work

Rectification work to frame as per Inspection Report, does not appear to have started - will follow up with Carlisle Homes tomorrow.  However, wall insulation batts are installed.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Independent Inspection - Pre-Plaster Rectification Work

Gas ducted heating and evaporative air conditioning pipework installed in roof.  Plastering was to commence Thursday - due to our Independent Inspection Report plastering will be rescheduled following rectification work to frame.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Independent Inspection

Electrical rough-in completed and ducted vacuum pipework installed. A last minute decision - we organized a Pre-Plaster Inspection by Kevin at New Homes Inspections. Some frame issues to be taken care of before plaster - Kevin didn't verbally report anything major. Carlisle Homes Construction Manager will have the written Report tomorrow morning. $ well spent for reassurance of workmanship and adherence to Building Codes. We also booked an Inspection for our PCI prior to Handover.

Pipe Work for Ducted Vacuum

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Electrical Rough-In

True to Carlisle's word electrical wiring installed today. Also, Solar HWS panel on roof, carpenter framed for bath and the roof plumber has installed flashing.
Solar Panel for Gas Boosted HWS
Bath Frame


Carlisle Homes Update

'J' our CLE called yesterday - external entry doors fitted and electrical wiring today.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Rough-In Plumbing completed today.  Tonight we continued to put in our noggins. Expect house to be wrapped tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Roof completed and its been an eventful evening.  John started putting our noggins in whilst I swept and blew the house thru until dark.  On our departure 'flat battery'!!! aaarrrrgh!! we know no-one, neither has brought their mobile phone and we look like a couple of hobo's, BonBon in tow.  We trotted off to the nearest house with living people and introduced ourselves to our lovely neighbours (you know who you are) who kindly gave us a jump start.  Thankyou, Thankyou, your help was greatly appreciated. I think we've left our mark in Faringdon Crescent.


Monday, November 15, 2010


Roof tiles in one day - ridge capping yet to be fitted.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

FASCIAS AND GUTTERS - Carlisle Walkthru

Met our SS this morning for a walkthru and progress update.  All proceeding as scheduled with fascias and gutters being installed in the pouring rain. Roof tiled next week and lockup before Xmas.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Carlisle Homes Update

Spoke to SS - due to roof being tiled Monday and Tuesday we rescheduled our walkthru meeting to tomorrow morning 8.00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Frame completed - awaiting inspection. Windows installed and roof tiles delivered. Site Supervisor 'Gary' called to introduce himself - arranged an introduction meeting and walkthru inspection for next Tuesday. Gutters and fascias to be installed before roof tiling next week.  Also, met our back neighbours - waiting on imminent Title of land to begin construction.  SE Water moved our meters and taps, now we don't see them from inside the front door. Site and house clean - excellent job.

Master Bedroom Windows

C'mon In
Great tradesmen - look how clean they left it

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Frame Resumes and Roof Trusses

Framers returned Saturday although there is still timber missing?  The Estate was a hive of activity on Saturday, tradesmen everywhere.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Frame Holdup

Frame not completed.....timber stolen!!!  Replacement timber required before trusses can be delivered and erected. Contacted SE Water to enquire moving water meters and taps; 600mm left or right only - $132 before plumber connects to house. Oak Tree planting continues along Mountain View Boulevarde.