After a pefectly clear sky on Monday (and no one on site) we finally got confirmation that the concreters would be on site to commence on Tuesday. Much to our luck the rain stayed away and they dug the driveway and completed the site clear. All this was complete by around lunchtime so we were thinking all was looking good for the concreting. Alas today no one on site. I rang my SS to let him know cause this was the 3rd time now for a now show from the concreters. Unfortuantely I was met with the news that they had met yesteday and decided not to book in the concreting for today as the weather forecast was predicting heavy rains. Well the day is over now and guess what no rain all day and was perfect conditions (not too hot, not too cold etc). All I got was the reassurance that they would be there on the next good day, my issue with that is if they are basing that of future weather forecast rather than the day itself that could be anytime!
Don't get me wrong I do understand that they don't want to lay the concrete for it to be ruined and have to be redone, that would be pointless. My issue is if they had turned up on the other times when it was all okay they wouldn't have had to make the judgement call about today (which was the wrong call).
Still trying to sort out fencing with my neighbour also. He called two weeks ago to discuss which we considered the options and I emailed back the very next day and since I have heard nothing, I sent a follow up at the start of the week but no response. We may have to follow that up with a phone call (although really want anything agreed to in writing). It's just not looking promising that it will be an easy task. At least we have done the right things...got quotes, sent formal notification to the neighbour etc.