Friday, 28 October 2011

2 steps forward 10 steps back

Considering it has been 3 weeks since our last post you would think that we would have so much to report but in typical One Three style, that is not the case. In the 3 weeks since we spoke, I can count the number of tasks completed on one hand. Front door handle installed, Bathroom, laundry and alfresco floors tiled and shower recesses repaired TWICE (the first attempt was that spectacularly pathetic I could have fixed it better myself) DONE!!!!

It is hard to sit at a computer write about everything going on and read it back. After a few lines the frustration kicks in and delete seems the easiest option. I still can't find the energy to outline all the problems. so here is the update for the week ahead. None of which we are actually expecting to happen of course.

 - Tiler to return by mid week (we have already been given 2 weeks of excuses why he has not been there) The tilers should also provide the vanities sometime in the near future, although when exactly no one knows.
 - A new bricklayer should be on site to repair the many dodgy bricks for the 3rd time (some of which are now causing our front windows to leak)
 - The pillar at the front should be rectified - using maple to match the front door and the new sandstone paver we purchased for the capping.
 - The garage door may arrive - If not this week than next week
Floor Tiling complete in the laundry.
Disappointed to see there is no floor waste

Ensuite floor partially tiled

                                                   The pillar should be fixed by next week

Kitchen bench top installed and we are not happy with it.

The last 3 weeks have been a really difficult time for our family and determination is starting to outweigh our frustration. Numerous calls to both fair trading and the building professionals board have given us a better understanding of what our rights are regarding a few issues that really have not been siting too well with us, they were interested to hear what we had to say and confirmed that we are not just over reacting. We are having a battle once again, with the certifiers our builder uses and this time we will not be letting it go.

While the building has been a nightmare I feel the need to end  on a happy note. Our blinds and shutters have now been ordered and Should be ready around the time that we are hoping to move in. Our fences are all up courtesy of the house and land packages surrounding us and they do not look too bad considering the massive difference between the lay of our blocks. The driveway quotes are underway and have come in considerably cheaper that expected.

Hopefully we will come out of next week with something positive report. until then Happy building to you all.

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