Friday, November 27, 2009

...then while no one was looking a man came along playing with pipes

Alas, not the Scottish kind but the white ones which are perfect for plumbing (which I suppose is much more useful at this point in time, although the Scottish pipes might be great for the housewarming!).

In the meantime, to keep me busy I have been in discussion with admin re the shared security fence.  Our neighbours are also building with PD and while completely logical to share our security fence both parties are paying for the same 54m of fence.  PD claim that due to our contract being longer and that we are likely to need the fence longer that we should both still be paying in full for that 54m.  This is complete rubbish.  I understand at time of contract a provision was needed for the full fence on both lots but a credit should be subtracted at the end of the contract for half of any days which were shared.  I will fight this to the bitter end!!!!

I am still waiting to hear from my super-hero site supervisor (SS), so that will have to wait until further into the story...

Friday, November 20, 2009

...and along came concrete piers

Well, this is going to be bloody boring at this rate!!!  I watch as houses around me are moving at lightning speed and 11 days from official start I have some holes in the ground filled with concrete - yipee for me!!  But gee, look at that view!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Once upon a time there was a port-a-loo...

Up until now...

We purchased our block in May 2007 and we have had quite a few dramas with the developers, choosing a builder, dealing with the builder we now have and the finance company to get to this point. While unfortunately I still have to deal with the administration side of our build, I am now hopeful that it will be minor and we can concentrate on the actual construction of our home. We are really excited and feeling positive about this stage of the process as we are ready to leave the negative behind and are now itching to have a place we can call our own again. This is where the real story begins.