Tuesday 15 May 2018 – 1 week in

We've been in for a week now and it is lovely.  A huge upgrade from the rental we were in.  We've had such a busy week with various trades coming to do stuff and many trips to Bunnings, not to mention moving and unpacking.  Aside from the the Appliance install, we've had a new couch…

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Monday 30 April 2018 – Concreting

The concretors started today.  Due to our odd shaped block there's a helluva lotta concrete!  Our setback is 19m and we decided to put in a parking/reversing bay.  On Saturday we went out there with both cars and practised doing 3-point turns in our front yard and used to spray paint to mark up where…

Tuesday 24 April 2018 – Handover

Handover Inspection - 23 April We had our Handover Inspection with our SS yesterday.  We went through the PCI Report from Darbecca and also Bentley's list and checked everything off.  A few things were outstanding; the mullion on the stacker screen door, and the hole in the flyscreen on the stacker.  These are ordered through…

Wednesday 18 April 2018 – Handover booked

I'm trying not to get too excited, maybe because that means I'll have to start packing and organising the move, or maybe because inspections have been booked before, only to be cancelled, but we have booked handover. Handover inspection booked for Monday 23 April and our Handover Meeting will be at Bentley's office on Tuesday…

Monday 16 April 2018 – Do we attract morons?

Dickhead of the day award goes to our bank.   We forwarded the bank all the required documentation for final payment, Occupancy Permit, Building Insurance and Builders Invoice, so that they can organise an inspection and get ready for final payment.  From my understanding, the usual process for final payment is that the bank will…

Friday 13 April 2018 – 11 Months

We passed the 11 month mark this week.  It's pathetic.  What's even more pathetic is the complete lack of communication we've had from the builder.  At PCI, we told the CM and the SS, that we would really appreciate good communication so that we know what is going on in the lead up to handover. …

Monday 9 April 2018 – PCI responses

A belated update, to a belated response from Bentley regarding the Darbecca report.  Bentley emailed us their responses last Thursday, so a week after we forwarded the report to them, but to be fair, that was over Easter.   Item 1 – Vapour Barrier The report writer is incorrect and has not understood AS2870-2011. No…

Wednesday 28 March 2018 – PCI Day!

Today was our long awaited PCI day.  It started with Mr W meeting with the Construction Manager and the Site Supervisor at 8:30.  I was late - had to do Kinder drop off.  We were there with Bentley until about 11am.  Darbecca arrived at 10:30 to do their Inspection and he left at about 12.…

Monday 26 March 2018 – We’ve got gas!

Hooray!  Never been so happy to see a gas meter.   I believe the Constriction Manager was on site today doing stuff.  We think it was he who buffed our stacker door and from what I can see, it seems to have come up well.  It doesn't look like he has done all of the…

Friday 23 March 2018 – Notice of Completion

Mains line has been rectified.  For the record, it was Downer who tidied up the front yard and they have since been back and laid top soil over the nature strip.   Since my last post about the gas mains line being rectified, I noticed yesterday that we do in fact have a service line.…