Day 220 – PCI Give me a P. Give me C. Give me an I

Today we had our final inspection. The next time we see our home will be for the key ceremony!

The PCI inspection is your last chance to look over your home and make sure you are happy with it. We spent 50 minutes checking doors, taps, climbing under things.

I even sat in the bath and stood in the shower. Not sure it helped with the inspection, but it was a useful perspective.

Truth be told, I looked hard for items or issues to raise, but our eagle eyed SS has put red dots on everything that don’t meet the standard. Most are small paint touch ups. The painter was in today finishing off the few dots left. I know everyone has a different experience but the volume builder Gods were with us on this build. The quality and care has been first class. If a few paint touch ups are the sum of the PCI, then I am a very happy customer.

It really does come down to your SS. Ours is a first class operator. His attention to detail and desire to make everything perfect – is really amazing. His philosophy is do it once, do it well. Whilst you can hear stories of builds having  issues with wrong construction materials, wrong electrical installations, wrong light fixtures, wrong tiles, wrong laminates, we have not had any issues. Touch wood.

The carpets are in and they look great. I was worried that the colour was too dark, but in the house and in the sun light it is perfect. It will hide the dirt but it also has a really nice weave and texture. We went category 2 for a bit more warmth and colour selection.  They are Carpet Call carpets and they are commercial grade, meaning they will wear really well. One upgrade you can’t look past is the increase in underlay quality. It is around $500 but so worth it.  It is a nice sponge and sound dampener underfoot. Don’t miss this one. The standard underlay would be more at home in a compost heap.

The blinds are hung and look great; they sort of blend in with the wall colour. We didn’t want them to be a feature.

…still waiting for the pesky gas meter, but everything else is pretty much done.

Master bedroom with its feature bamboo. This room is boomingly huge

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Front office with sheer blinds and carpet installed2014-05-16 08.12.10

Airlock doors leading to open plan living out the back with kitchen, dining and lounge2014-05-16 08.12.41

Carpet on the stairs. Would have liked wood stairs but the budget would not allow it. Our staircase is hidden away and is not a feature of the house so happy to save a tad here.2014-05-16 08.13.14


Upstairs leisure room with carpet and blinds.2014-05-16 08.13.19


I think this is a cupboard.


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The bath that was never in our plans but then suddenly we decided that the offer from M on this upgrade was too good to refuse! :>

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Master bedroom with balcony views

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Bathroom upstairs. The north light pours into this room. Just an amazing space.

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Adults bathroom with bath.


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Upstairs hallway with feature red dots.

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6 thoughts on “Day 220 – PCI Give me a P. Give me C. Give me an I

  1. It looks beautiful E&M. Congratulations, you have done such a great job with your selections! I hope you have handover soon, we have ours next Thursday. Everything moves from calm waiting to crazed organizing all of a sudden! I had 22 items on my ‘to do’ list this morning. Can’t wait to see how you furnish it 🙂

    • Thanks Chester! We have similar taste, so yes, we are very clever! We have a date too but it is a dot further out than yours! As for furniture, we have no $$ left so it will look pretty much the same for the first year! haha!

    • Thanks Johanne. That was my wife’s work. She somehow managed to get M to change the facade to suit her taste. Facade tampering is a big no-no. Not sure how she got this one done, but it looks heaps better than the massive single window they were offering on the first plans!

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