Week 16 & 17 of our Boutique Homes Victoria Build – Goodbye Ladder, Hello Stairs & Lock Up

Week 16 was extremely quiet – most likely because everyone was watching the race that stops a nation… yep, it was Melbourne Cup Carnival Week.  We are huge Spring Carnival lovers, so we were very busy.  A good distraction from usual stalking of our home!!!  I actually didn’t see anyone on site this week, but in saying that I was busy, so I may have missed someone on site. But, I know lots of trades and they all had extra long weekends too.

Week 17, however was great… I finally got to say goodbye to the ladder (insert clap here). I really hate climbing ladders so I was super excited to climb the stairs.  The staircase was great.  To be honest it was a little different to how I imagined.  I thought there was going to be a flat landing halfway up, but there was another step.  Both the display homes had the flat landing and I was keen for that.  Unfortunately, when I looked over the plans – yes those plans we signed off on, there on that sheet of paper was that extra pesky step I didn’t want.  So there was our first major oversight.  In the end it’s not that major, it’s just not exactly as I had imagined.  The staircase plans are kind of confusing so be sure to check them over.

The staircase window is also standard, which is quite narrow.  I did look at it and think – gosh, maybe we should have upgraded it, but in the end it looks directly into our neighbours unfinished (for 15 years) home – a sight I don’t actually want to see.  So therefore, I’m not going to loose sleep over that.  (plus I have the upgraded ones in the lounge/dining/kitchen which I LOVE!!!)

Week 17 also saw the skirting boards put on (still wish they went after the floorboards – I still hate beading) and the arch’s were finished too (I think).  We also have doors everywhere.  External doors are on, and all sliding doors internally. Yeah!!!  Although my daughter doesn’t like the front door “It’s GREEN mum – it looks yuk”  ha ha.  Can’t wait to see it painted.

Oh and we are at LOCK UP!!!

The locked front door

The locked front door

The internal garage door

The internal garage door

The external laundry door

The external laundry door

That pesky extra step in my staircase - but love the NO ladder

That pesky extra step in my staircase – but love the NO ladder

The stairwell window

The stairwell window

Looking down from the top floor - just a little more plaster to go.

Looking down from the top floor – just a little more plaster to go.

Has anyone else missed something on their plans?

5 thoughts on “Week 16 & 17 of our Boutique Homes Victoria Build – Goodbye Ladder, Hello Stairs & Lock Up

  1. Hi there,
    we are also building an Airlie, we also had some confusion on our glass balustrade on the top and bottom which was corrected later.
    I’m pretty sure the displays at Wollert and clyde nth has the middle step on the stairs.

  2. Hi there, We are also building The Airlie and as per memory the staircase for both Wollert and Clyde have these steps as ours has too. We have a few oversights and issues with our stairs however we had these rectified after construction. Blake

    • Thanks Blake – I’m not worried about it, it was more that I had decided in my head what is was going to be and then it wasn’t. I’m fine with it, it still looks good and is user friendly. As it turns out the wrong staircase was put in. The new one is onsite ready to go in. Are you loving living in your Airlie – I can’t wait to move in!!!

      • Ok great,
        We are at week 10 about a month off lockup. But with Christmas may be end of Jan.

        I had to go back and check my pictures when you posted about the landing, that was all.

        So are you getting a conplete flat landing ? And if so did that cost extra ?

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