Friday 11 August 2017 – Oops!

So... the generator.  We received an email at 5pm this afternoon advising that as there isn't any power connected, we'll need a generator.  Mr W saw the email first and when he realised that we were up for $150 a day for generator hire, he wasn't happy.  I decided to call the Power Authority to…

Wednesday 9 August 2017 – Gas problems

Having some gas problems.  I got a phone call from our SS late yesterday and once again, the plans don't comply with regulations, and the gas meter location on the plans is too close to the HWS.  Given that there is a slab for the HWS, it's easier to move the gas meter than the…

Sunday 6 August 2017 – Site visit

Family day out was to visit our new house - again.   My husband and I only get a chance to go there together on the weekends, and it was great to walk around inside our house together for the first time.  It's been a little hard to picture the layout as we are building…

Friday 14 July 2017 – Pre Pour Inspection

We had Darbecca do our Pre Pour Inspection today.   There are 11 defects, and if we didn't have an inspector, they would possibly be overlooked.   The defects are: 1. The earthing facility installed to the dwellings slab steel as required in AS 3000 has not been installed. This dwelling has formed shower bases…

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…

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Do I speak English?  I don't know what part of "Please request an exemption from Powercor", the builder doesn't understand.   I spoke to the Ops Manager again this afternoon.  He said that the meter box on the plans wasn't to scale and it wouldn't protrude as much as shown on the plans we fiddled…

Monday 29 May 2017

I didn't get to call my SS today for my weekly update.  Instead, I received a response from an email I sent to the Ops Manager last night which advised that our SS was on leave for approximately 2 weeks.  We have an interim SS, who once again, we haven't been given any contact details…

Monday 22 May 2017 – Delays

Yep, delays already. First off, the meter box. The tool that installed the meter box, has actually put it where the slab for the HWS is supposed to go.  So all services along that wall would need to be moved around, including the slab for the HWS and he didn't even bother to contact the…