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…

Advertisements

Wednesday 6 September 2017 – Almost bricked

I didn't believe what our CSA told us about the bricklayers doing our bricks for the next 2 weeks, so I went out to our build late morning yesterday in hope of speaking with brickies.  They were there and I asked them when they expected to finish.  He said 1-2 days.  Maybe our CSA meant…

Tuesday 29 August 2017 – Pre-bricks

Assuming the bricklayers were there today getting ready to lay bricks tomorrow.   As you can see there aren't any temporary downpipes.  Our SS told me that they don't do it.  Both our Plans and the Building Permit stipulate that we need to have them, so we emailed our SS, CSA and the Ops Manager…

Friday 18 August 2017 – Slow week

Very slow week here.  All that has happened is the installation of the fascia and guttering, the delivery of roof tiles and the installation of the roof railing.   Quiet with with regards to communication from the builder also, until I got the weekly update from our CSA which said that roofing will be done…

Thursday 17 August 2017 – Guttering & Fascia

I hadn't been to site since Monday, but I drove by today and someone was packing up from installing the guttering and fascia.  I couldn't take many photos because I didn't want to take photos of him, or his car, but it wraps right the way around the house.  You get the idea.  The colour…

Friday 4 August 2017 – New CSA

Whilst I was writing my last post, an email came through from our new CSA.  Didn't know we were getting a new one.  Our old CSA called me on Wednesday asking what colour we wanted some custom cabinetry and didn't mention anything.   Anyhow, frame is due to be completed early next week, and roof…

Friday 4 August 2017 – Still at framing

The slackers have done nothing all week.  The roof trusses are just sitting there waiting to go up.   When I spoke to the SS on Monday, he said that he was expecting to have his inspector inspect the frame late this week, and would let me know so I could book Darbecca, but I…

Sunday 23 July 2017 – Our slab

Family day out yesterday was to look at our slab.  Now that the slab is done we can get a real feel for the size of the backyard, which is just about perfect.  I should've taken some photos, maybe next time.   They have tidied up the site and levelled out some dirt.  The below…

Thursday 29 June 2017

Funny thing happened today... we got an email from our CSA advising us that "as they put our job on hold contract day claim would be made from 16th May - 3rd July (53 days)".  That's 7 weeks, so 49 days, but anyway, that would give them another 7 weeks to build our house because…