Share our trials and tribulations as we build our new home - a custom Dominico by Fairmont Homes NSW

Saturday, October 6, 2012

First Inspection

Today we had our first guided inspection of the house with our builder (Fairmont Homes NSW).

Our bricks have been cleaned and look fantastic. They are straight and true, the corners are sharp and the job just looks a million dollars. I should ask who the brickies were because I would recommend them to anyone. But...I didn't get a good photo of the bricks! I shall see if I can get us to the house tomorrow to take some pics to upload. So, watch this space.

Sadly, we really didn't take enough photos in general. We were a bit preoccupied with just looking, plus I have a cold and Mick was busily taking measurements :( I've supplemented with some older pics not previously posted (the bricks aren't shiny in them though).

So, now onto the photos we DID take!


Main bathroom (bath plumbing)

Main Bathroom Skylight!!! (How I wish I had seen it in person, however Mick was the only one able to go upstairs with the builder as he has his White Card)

Main Bathroom Skylight! I can't wait to soak in a bath and look at the sky...

Steel beam in the garage. Well worth the expense to not have a center pylon (one less thing to look out for when parking!)

View from the Kitchen/Meals area of another expensive steel beam. Again worth it though, just to not have a pylon blocking the view.

Media Room windows. Apparently they're not quite centered in the room. Hopefully it won't be noticeable when the house is done...

Shiny bricks clad our Media Room!

Side access (non-shiny bricks)
View from the formal living room into the study. That horrible waste-water pipe (our nemesis) may be able to be re-located outside (we will cross our fingers and keep you posted)

The Garage, or Mick's "Manland." I can just see the beer fridge, work bench and motorbikes now...

View from the upstairs TV Room (again, super jealous that I didn't get to see in person)

There are still a few issues, but they should be sorted in time, and all-in-all the house is looking great and we can't wait to be in.


  1. Oh my god, that skylight is going to be amazing!!! You've got so many lovely features that are just going to make you feel like a million bucks! Your bricks really do look lovely. Oh how good it must have been to finally get to go inside. You'll be in before you know it, opening Christmas presents! In your new beautiful house!!

    1. Laurenb, you always leave the lovliest comments :) Thank you so much.

      I'm excited and keeping my fingers and toes crossed we can be in for Christmas!

  2. It all looks fantastic and coming alonv nicely. I hope you are in by christmas!