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. …

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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.…

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…

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…

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 9 February 2018 – More Doors

We received a weekly update from our CSA late yesterday, the first in a fortnight.  It said that fit offs were near complete, that carpet had been laid and that they were waiting on delivery of shower screens.  I hit reply and told her that carpets had not been installed.  I'm not sure where/how she…

Thursday 25 January 2018 – Colour selection v2.0

Back to Bentley's office today to re-pick our colours.  First up, the paint for the splashback.  We questioned how it can be unavailable - just use the recipe and make the colour.  But apparently it's been discontinued and can't be made.  WTF?  Anyhow, we chose something similar.   Now for the carpet.  We had already…