Wednesday 21 March 2018 – Progress

We have seen some progress on site.   GAS:   That big hole in the front yard finally got some attention today. ... all for us!     Mr W & I made several phone calls yesterday including to Red Energy, Ausnet (the gas distributor) and Downer Plumbing (Ausnet's contractor).  No one seemed to know…

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Sunday 18 March 2018 – PCI Cancelled

So PCI has been cancelled. Mr W and I went to the house on Friday to check the readiness and it was a big fat fail. We couldn't get in, but could see that the pantry shelves still weren't in (it's been 6 weeks) and there are still scratches on the stacker, which we told…

Tuesday 13 March 2018 – PCI Booked

We received an email from our SS this afternoon advising that he was ready to book PCI for Monday 19 March at 10am.  We haven't received the Notice of Completion, or Final Claim, or Occupancy Permit as per the Contract, but in the interest of moving forward, we have booked an inspection with Darbecca.  The…

Wednesday 7 March 2018 – $60 a day

I don't even know what's going on right now.  A dude came to install the pantry shelving, but he forgot the bottom shelf.  You'd think he'd know how to read the plans.  Our 4 year old could see that there are 4 shelves there.   Mr W tried calling the SS on Monday, and left…

Sunday 25 February 2018 – Day 291

Contract is up today and liquidated damages now kick in.   We've had some communication from our SS (shock!) and the last item that he is waiting on before PCI is the shelving in the pantry which is booked for 5 March.  At this stage, we have tentatively booked PCI for 9 March - he…

Thursday 22 February 2018 – Getting busy

Things are firing along and it seems we've had a few different tradies there the last tow days.   The house is "clean".  Painters were there finishing up a few things, the new skirting in the garage was painted.  The front door was being stained and the front pillar had been re-rendered ready to be…

Friday 16 February 2018 – VENT!

  Fuck I'm pissed off!  Bentley are doing my head in!  We have been trying to arrange a walk through with our SS for 3 days.  Under the contract we are entitled to walk throughs and they cannot deny us one.  We've had 1 walk through for the whole build, so it's not as though…

Friday 16 February 2018 – New CSA?

Once again we don't know who our CSA is.  Mr W called Bentley's office this morning, chasing up a time to meet with our SS for a pre-PCI walkthrough and was told that our CSA is "no longer with the company."  We last heard from her on Wednesday and she didn't mention anything.  I think…

Wednesday 14 February 2018 – Some dates!

After last week's update from our CSA, and being told that she was still waiting on a completion date from our SS, a line we have been told for ages, I got a bit cranky and I shot off an email to her on Monday morning that essentially said that we've sat around waiting for…