Monday 20 November 2017 – Belated Construction Update

We received our construction update on Friday last week and was told that cabinetry is complete and fixing is due to start this week.  We were originally told that fixing was due to start 2 weeks ago, but we haven't been given an explanation for the delay.   In response to our questions/concerns/issues, we were…

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Thursday 2 November 2017 – Locked Out

We are locked out.  Dammit!  I've been sick for a few days and haven't been to check things out, but nothing visible has happened since my last post anyhow.  I assume the plaster has been sanded, it felt smooth in the garage, which doesn't yet have a door.   Our weekly update email from our…

Wednesday 25 October 2017 – Totally plastered!

We are totally plastered!  The cornice was done yesterday and the cutouts for the electrical (power points and light switches) have been done.   I was in a rush and didn't look too closely so I'm not sure if they've been back to sand it yet.   AND, in front of our garage... Although it…

Friday 20 October 2017 – Getting Plastered!

We are getting plastered!  Plaster started today.  Crap photo alert, but the plasterers were there and this was the best I could do.  We will go tomorrow and hopefully get some better snaps.   I stopped by yesterday also, and there appears to have been a site clean, and they have backfilled around the house,…

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…

Monday 9 October 2017 – Defects almost fixed?

3 weeks ago, we told our SS to cancel the plaster installation, which was due on 19 September.  They've now spent the last 3 weeks fixing the defects.  We have the reinspection booked for tomorrow morning with Darbecca and Mr W and our SS will also be there for the reinspection.  Hopefully it is all…

Thursday 21 September 2017 – Pause

Bentley have responded to the pre-plaster inspection and have agreed to fix most things.  Their response was a bit longer and more detailed than their response to the frame inspection items, being "This will be rectified," and I really CBF'd copying them out here, but for the sake of documenting the process and making it…

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…