I write this post with an awful feeling in the pit of my gut! I've had my wrist slapped a few times over the past 2 weeks for bothering the Site Supervisor, and been asked to just let him do his job!! And I've been trying so very hard to not let the small anomalies … Continue reading Boy oh boy…the Laundry!!
So much going on today, feels good! Noticed a flat bed truck in our driveway this morning, and a tradesman in the garage working with a drop-edge saw, so we can only assume that the Stairs are well and truly underway. There was also a Jet Wash Services ute parked out front, so once again … Continue reading Busy, busy, busy…
Received our weekly call from our Site Supervisor today (and to be perfectly honest, I didn't think we would, but very happy we did!). Shane confirmed that all the Scaffolding has come down and that first stage Waterproofing had been completed, additional bricks had also been delivered to the site. Bricklayer was coming in tomorrow … Continue reading Weekly Site Supervisor Update
I may have mentioned before, that we go past the house to and from school and pre-school drop off and pick-up for the kids - which can be a double edged sword! It's always nice seeing the hive of activity at the house when trades are there, and today was one of those days. Given … Continue reading Today’s Update
Had an opportunity to stop by the house tonight, friends had kindly let us know that they had seen Gyprock being delivered there earlier in the morning - and there it was in the garage. Photos are alittle dim, but you can see it there!! Yay!! What you can't see from this angle is the … Continue reading Gyprock Delivered Today
Personally, I'm not good with bullshit, fakery and lies - I have much more respect for someone when they're not only able to tell me the truth, but tenfold when they can own a mistake and explain how they're going to fix it. Because I'm like that! For instance, my preference would be, the Insulation … Continue reading Benefit of the Doubt…
This morning, we received a fairly comprehensive Pre-Lining Inspection report, prepared by the Private Certifiers we have engaged - Houspect. 36 pages comprehensive to be exact! I've said it all along, we're not builders, some of the issues we've noticed are just because we didn't think they looked right, but it's nice to know we … Continue reading Private Certifier’s worth their weight in Gold!
It is always very exciting and hugely rewarding to get to walk through the house, and see and feel the progress to date. Emotionally, we would love to see it further along than it is, practically, we don't want to rush anything and would much prefer quality over quantity. Dropped the kids off, and met … Continue reading Pre-Lining Inspection
....or lack of! No call from our Site Supervisor today, and the only reason I can think that that would be the case, is that we have our "Pre-lining Inspection" with him on Tuesday morning (Labour Day long weekend here in NSW), so he is probably just waiting for that. We also, coincidentally, have our … Continue reading Weekly Site Supervisor Update
Yesterday was the start of Week 26 of our 40 week build! Electrical rough-ins were meant to start yesterday - it didn't! Brickies are back on-site today, seems there is some repatriation work that needs to be done - we haven't been advised. Front yard was cleaned this morning, which is a positive. Secretly was … Continue reading Week 26