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Joined 8 June 2010
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1 d1 dVariegatedVariegated posted:
Canberra custom KDR

Algernon,
Great news that your home is working so well for you - it's terrific when all the planning pays off!
Long may your comfort continue!

1 d1 dVariegatedVariegated posted:
Our Acacia Home

Looking great - so happy for you!

1 d1 dVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Thank you Algernon. Whilst you're right, nothing anyone says makes much difference, it is good to have the expressed support of people who understand some (and in some cases,…

4 d4 dVariegatedVariegated posted:
Our Acacia Home

Congratulations on your handover date Trimum. I hope everything goes well for you.

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4 d4 dVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Thanks Trimum and Frankily. The liquidated damages clause does not give the option to terminate the contract , and I've already paid for the plumbing and electrical fitout in the…

10 d10 dVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Got a phone call from Joel the Kitchen man on Tuesday last week. He had had no luck in contacting the builder AGAIN! Had tried calling, leaving messages…

1 month1 monthVariegatedVariegated posted:
Our Acacia Home

So glad to hear that the driveway is in and you have a time for PCI.
Sorry to hear that the driveway isn't really what you want.
I'll keep my fingers crossed…

1 month1 monthVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Coral68 - Thank you for your support - I am sorry to hear that you have experienced similiar issues. I will send you a PM (once I work out…

1 month1 monthVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

In some good news, I did get to have a sticky-beak this afternoon, when the joiner was completing some work. The house was nicely warm, despite having no-one being there…

1 month1 monthVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Thank you Trimum - I know you have experienced very much the same thing. I very much appreciate your support.

1 month1 monthVariegatedVariegated posted:
Canberra custom KDR

Algernon,
Everything is looking great, and it must be good to be coming to the end of the build.
Hope that your moving in goes smoothly as well.

1 month1 monthVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

One day.
That’s the amount of notice the builder thinks is reasonable to give me that the house will not be completed on the stated date - tomorrow - 19 May.
It…

2 months2 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Shazaw,
Thank you for dropping by - it's good to hear from those who are reading.
I do so hope your prediction is true - I'll really enjoy that cuppa when I…

2 months2 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Our Acacia Home

Keeping my fingers crossed for you Trimum.
That's an awful lot of damage that needs repairing. Did you have your own localised earthquake or just sloppy tradies?

2 months2 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Isn't that funny about the laundry taps? My mother always had two tubs in the laundry (given she had six kids, she had reason), with only one tap. …

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2 months2 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Canberra custom KDR

Algernon - things are looking great!
I hope all goes well for your handover next week.

2 months2 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Thank you Algernon - I truly don't think there is any actual "track" to get back onto! I don't think I've ever met someone who seems to be so disorganised.
There…

2 months2 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Thank you Trimum - I see that you are still not finished either! Last time i built, the builder went bankrupt. I've come to the conclusion that that…

2 months2 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

So, not a lot of progress in the last month. Emails to the builder remained unacknowledged and unanswered until I resend them with a "deadline" for reply, and…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

No-one on site again this week, so not able to look inside except through the windows, but
I have fly screens! I’ve had them on the roof windows for a…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Canberra custom KDR

Now that I have some progress of my own, I can come to have a look at yours - looking wonderful. Whilst very different houses, we have a lot…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

It is indeed a relief to see some progress, and to see some of the choices made some time ago looking good. I'm very happy with the bamboo tile…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Our Acacia Home

Trimum I feel you pain, and send my very best wishes to you.
Hoping that they get on with finishing the house for you.

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Algernon, It is nice to have some good news, and after today's site visit I am allowing myself a tiny little flicker of hope that my house may actually get…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

I had to go out to a Body Corporate meeting this evening, and when driving up to my house, I saw a workman still on site. Turns out it…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

A surprising development - I have received a reply to my request from the builder - an email sent at 1633 on Friday afternoon!
I really was not expecting an…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Thank you Trimum and Algernon - I appreciate your kind thoughts.
Nothing has progressed this week, and I have as yet received no response to my request for a completion date,…

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

I've had a little break from Homeone in the vain hope that it will help diminish my frustration.
The last 3 times I have visited the site there has been no-one…

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Is a covered rooftop deck a storey?!

Snowing,
It would be useful to obtain the definition of a "storey" in your state, and this may be helpful
https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/plannin ... evelopment.
Generally, it's not about the walls but…

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
How long did your build take, and what time did they quote?

Lovisa and Ryan 2007 I'll join you on the misery bench!
Contract states 30 weeks, official start date 21 November 2016.
I generously gave them 6 weeks over Christmas/New Year 16-17 and…

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