Friday, 9 September 2011

A glimmer of hope

The past week has been a little frustrating. A week when Gyprock should have been going up was instead spent fixing all the issues that were highlighted in our inspection report. A chat to the Bricklayer fixing up all the dodgy work only added to the frustration when he told us that he would be the only one doing the repairs as he could not afford an extra labourer.

We were on site today with the Builder and our private inspector from IBAS (who we highly recommend) and it seems that apart from a few relatively minor issues like some missing weep holes, it seems that the majority of the work has been done. Andrew our inspector recommended that there was no reason to hold off on the insulation and Gyprock any longer. The builder agreed to fix the few remaining issues in a timely manner (which we have faith will happen) and has scheduled for insulation to happen on Wednesday and Gyprock to follow on Thursday.

We are happy to give credit where credit  is due and One Three have actually been very accommodating in going ahead and fixing what needed to be rectified, which we were not sure would be the case after the initial drama with getting the inspection. Although in saying that, we still find it hard to give anyone a pat on the back for doing something that should have been done properly in the first place. Important thing is that we can now move forward.

During our meeting today we also got the news that our SS has now left the company, for whatever reason we don't really care but we are hoping that the change in supervisor will be just what we need to get this build back on track. Not really sure when the new guy starts but we are told that he has a lot more experience and will hopefully be easier to deal with. With 11 weeks left in our contact we can only hope so.

                                                                 Window Sills removed

And again

                                                           Window Sills replaced

 They are now angled not flat to match the rest of the house

Holes have been patched

Hopefully we will have some better photos next week when the interior of our house starts to take shape. Exciting times ahead.


  1. Hi Meagan and Dan... I hope the change brings good things for you guys! In the end you wont even remember these hiccups along the way (unless of course you contemplate building again, then you'll remember!)

  2. Thanks Kirsten. We are really hoping so too. Have a good feeling about it and i guess we will know soon enough.