Thursday 14 September 2017 – Bricked!

Bricks are complete!  Hooray.  They still to be cleaned, but they I suppose they need to let the mortar set properly before they acid wash it.     Our SS said that insulation was due to be done today, but it's not.  We have batts, but they aren't in yet.   Heating rough-in is done.…

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Monday 10 July 2017 – Drainage

We have pipes!  Drainage works started today, and more work for slab prep will continue this week in preparation for SLAB POUR on Tuesday 18 July.   I went late in the day and the light was fading, but you can't miss those pipes!   And to the left of the second picture, you can…

Tuesday 4 July 2017 – Take Two!

Something happened today! After 7 long, stupid, weeks, we have the beginnings of a freestanding meter box. The line for the internal fuse box (sub board)...     And the external freestanding meter box...   I kinda expected an actual meter box and something that the other tradies could plug their power tools in to.…

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Sooo... where were we?   After much 'discussion' and back and forth conversations with our builder and the Power Authority, and the electrical inspector offering us 'suggestions', we should be back on track.  Last week all parties have agreed to have the meter box relocated at the below position (after 5 long weeks).     It's…

Friday 9 June 2017

More of the same... Nothing.   It's been 4 weeks since the site was cut and there's other lots around ours that were cut in the same week and those houses have been framed, wrapped and roofed.   An update on the meter box... it took the Ops Manager 3 weeks to contact the Power…

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…

Sunday 28 May 2017

Long time, no post!  That's because NUH-THING has happened! I did however hear from the Ops Manager during the week about the meter box.  He called the Power Authority who advised him to contact his underground electrical contractor and ask him to ask his inspector what the process is.  I have no idea what exactly…

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…

Friday 19 May 2017

I'll give our CSA credit, she responded quickly so 10/10 for communication from her. She spoke to the SS, and the electrician moved it due to regulations. Apparently, it can be no more that 1.5m from the front of the house.  Grrr!  We discussed this at length with the builder during the planning stages, and…