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28 d28 dVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

I'm in!!
2 boxes and 3 bags are completely emptied - only about 50 million to go, not to mention what has been in storage in the garage.
I've been up…

1 month1 monthVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Hello Shazaw - moving happens on Tuesday, so this weekend involves putting things in boxes! So pleased to be finally leaving the place where I have been living. I…

1 month1 monthVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Thank you Algernon, PolkaDots, gogo65 (welcome in from the side lines), and allblaqk - well and truly overdue.
The finish come up very quickly in the end - an inspection (by…

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1 month1 monthVariegatedVariegated posted:
Microwave Position

I hate underbench for microwaves. My preference is for them to be installed above the oven, but at a height that I can see into it without bending or stretching.…

2 months2 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Practical Completion

Depends a bit on where you are building, I think.
My build is 54 working weeks overdue, and I finally received notification of practical completion yesterday. I have complained to…

2 months2 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Thank you to all those who have contacted me for support and to let me know about their own experiences with this builder. It really does help to know that…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

So nice to know that the builder is doing everything he can to finish the job! I asked two weeks ago when the flooring would be done, to be asked…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Thanks MrsDoe - it is getting there - in very tiny steps. I dropped off some boxes this afternoon now that there is some room in the garage, and…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

I took a couple of boxes of bits and pieces that have been cluttering up my current laundry out to the house on Tuesday afternoon, to discover two workmen still…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Greennest, Thank you for your comment. I am happy to know that my house was interesting to build, and like you, thought I would be in by now…

3 months3 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Thank you everyone. There is a bit more progress, but no improvement in the communication. I have made it quite clear to the builder, his son and…

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

I sent a letter to the Housing Industry Association a little over a week ago, and two days later I finally receive a reply from the builder, and there has…

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Our Acacia Home

Looking great Trimum - go with what you want, and colorbond is better than a timber fence.

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Our Acacia Home

Congratulations! Wonderful to see the family already enjoying that new lounge. Looking forward to some more pics when you are all moved in.

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

Visited yesterday at lunchtime to find Joel and Rhys on site doing the final bits and pieces in the kitchen and laundry including the cleanup. Laundry bench has been…

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated 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!

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Our Acacia Home

Looking great - so happy for you!

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated 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 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Our Acacia Home

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

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4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated 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…

4 months4 monthsVariegatedVariegated 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…

5 months5 monthsVariegatedVariegated 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…

5 months5 monthsVariegatedVariegated 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…

5 months5 monthsVariegatedVariegated 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…

5 months5 monthsVariegatedVariegated posted:
Take Two

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

5 months5 monthsVariegatedVariegated 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.

5 months5 monthsVariegatedVariegated 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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?

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