Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A long break but small movement again

We are a bit perplexed at what is going on with our build of late, we spoke to our SS before Xmas regarding the close and when work would start again on site (to make sure we knew what was going on and so to keep an eye on site). We were told that they would be back at work and also on site on the 16th.

This week rolls around and still no-one on site so we call our SS for an update only to get a voice message to say that he's on annual leave (no inidication of when he's back either). We then called his boss and were told that he is on holidays til sometime in Feb and another guy is looking after our site (thanks for the heads up! - not). We explained that nothing has happened on site and were given the new SS contact details. Amazingly workers are now back on site but still no call back from the new SS.

We are also waiting for our CSR in the office to get back to us on another issue also.

The lack of communication and having to chase to speak to anyone is getting quite frustrating and is concerning especially at this end of the build.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Main Floor Tiles

Hubby is still on holidays so yesterday he drove past the site (have been keeping a check on it while no work is going on) and he discovered lots of activity on site! He said that there was a team of approx 8 people laying our poreclain tiles to the main floor area (YIPPEE).

He went back later to check the progress and WOW, they had finished in one day! I just hope that they have taken enough time and layed them smoothly as they rectified edge will be a problem if there are corners poking out.

I can't wait for our next visit to check them out properly (and get some photos).

Not sure what is next or when that will be (SS had told us no one on site til the 16th) and I also know the tilers caught the SS off guard with how quick they were with the wet areas.

The house is getting closer now.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Kitchen Cabinetry - error in plans, not sure what to do

We went back out to the display home (a bit of a distance from us so can't do regular trips) just before christmas to look at styling and to take some measurements to help us with the post-xmas sales. When we were there we noticed that our Kitchen is not "as per displayed" which is what we asked for and what is on our contract tender. We then checked our plans and have realised that our plans were not completely drawn to "as per displayed". We are not sure what our recourse is now. Are we stuck with as per the plans or as per the contract tender (both form part of our signed work order)???

Okay what is the main issue - the fridge space. This should have some cabinetry shelving and bulkhead of which we have none. At the very least the bulk head is drawn on the plans (but still not worded on the plans).

Here are some pics:
Displayed Kitchen


the kitchen to date

Bulkhead has now been installed above cabinetry but still missing for fridge recess.