Monday 23 October 2017 – We got plastered!

The plasterers were there all day Saturday, doing our plaster, and all plasterboard is up.  Just the cornices to go.   Plaster spam...     And, more water running towards to the slab.     Don't know the timeline as to what is happening next.  Our SS hasn't contacted us for almost 3 weeks.  …

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Friday 20 October 2017 – Getting Plastered!

We are getting plastered!  Plaster started today.  Crap photo alert, but the plasterers were there and this was the best I could do.  We will go tomorrow and hopefully get some better snaps.   I stopped by yesterday also, and there appears to have been a site clean, and they have backfilled around the house,…

Wednesday 18 October 2017 – Still at Pre-Plaster

Despite Bentley pushing to install plaster on Monday, 16th, it still hasn't started yet.   It seems our SS has spent a bit of time there this week finishing up on the frame defects.  He reworked the fridge cavity and the recess for the shelving.  Bentley has agreed to fix item 18 of the inspection…

Friday 13 October 2017 – Defect Update

This week has been a roller coaster of emotions and a lot of back and forth of emails between us and the builder.  I have calmed down, mostly.   So the reinspection report.  There were still a few items affecting the frame that hadn't been done.  They were the sticking points for us as once…

Tuesday 10 October 2017 – Fail

No.  Not everything has been fixed.  And our SS didn't turn up for the re-inspection, he did say that he would be there, and that's why Mr W took the morning off work, so that he, the SS and the Inspector could get together and cross things off.   I'm beyond disappointed.   I''m not…

Monday 9 October 2017 – Defects almost fixed?

3 weeks ago, we told our SS to cancel the plaster installation, which was due on 19 September.  They've now spent the last 3 weeks fixing the defects.  We have the reinspection booked for tomorrow morning with Darbecca and Mr W and our SS will also be there for the reinspection.  Hopefully it is all…

Wednesday 27 September 2017 – Downpipes

We have downpipes,  permanent ones.  But they aren't connected to the stormwater, just hanging there, directing the rainwater to pool at the base of the slab.  FFS, we've been through this.   And the rear downpipe by the alfresco is just hanging there because the bricks have been removed as they needed to be replaced. …

Thursday 21 September 2017 – Pause

Bentley have responded to the pre-plaster inspection and have agreed to fix most things.  Their response was a bit longer and more detailed than their response to the frame inspection items, being "This will be rectified," and I really CBF'd copying them out here, but for the sake of documenting the process and making it…