Sunday 17 September 2017 – Insulation

We sent the Pre-Plaster report to the builder yesterday and formally requested that all defects be fixed and that we have another inspection prior to plaster being installed.  This is going to set us back, but it's more important that the house is built properly.  We've also questioned the validity of the formal frame approval…

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Saturday 9 September 2017 – Electrical rough-in

Mr W & I went to have a look at how the build was progressing today.  I didn't go to visit our build yesterday and had hoped that the brickies had finished the brickwork, but no, it was as it was on Thursday.   The electrician was there doing the rough in and he kindly…

Saturday 26 August 2017 – Photos

Nothing to report, but my husband stopped by this morning and took these photos.   The front of the house.  All the timber boards have had bolts put in the corners.   The gas line (yellow) has been moved.   Our finished roof and our solar panel for the hot water.   Doesn't look like…

Thursday 24 August 2017 – And we’re still at roofing

Despite our construction update email today advising that roofing is complete, it isn't.   I hadn't been to visit the site for 2 days so expecting to see it complete.   As I was driving up, I noticed that the capping was on, and when I got out and had a look, I thought the…

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 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…