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Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1082
Aug 01, 2013 1:24 am
I just replied! I feel you pain!! Info find sharing makes me feel a little better or at least helps me cope a little better
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1083
Aug 01, 2013 1:55 am
It does! I am starting to dread how much we have to do to get it liveable once we have the keys
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1084
Aug 01, 2013 9:26 pm
So I asked one of the top end quote guys why some quotes were so much higher and he did actually reply.
He said in most cases it is because those trades use 2.7m lengths of skirting rather then 5.4m lengths which means they have more joins but less wastage.
But either way my brain hurts so I think I might have to leave it for now and start thinking about it tomorrow.
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1085
Aug 01, 2013 9:28 pm
So means most walls would have no joins. Where as with 2.7m ones most walls would have joins. Makes sense. Now to decide if I care about joins or not haha
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1087
Aug 02, 2013 1:19 am
Leanne each that's what we have to decide, we have one wall that is over 6m without a corner or other interruption.... And then I think does that mean they would use some of the smaller off cuts to reduce their costs... Why do these things have to be so complicated?!
Bradstreet I am trying very hard not to let house stuff stress me too much and try and see the positive
And in good news the paving has started! The HW system has been installed along with the kitchen tap. They still have the linen cupboard sliders to put in but they have done a mini kind of bulkhead to where the sliders will go in.
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1088
Aug 02, 2013 8:00 am
house is looking fantastic
it is so hard trying not to let house stuff stress you out.
i even had a mini stress attack least it makes you feel a bit better later to scream it all out
start build 15 nov 2012
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1089
Aug 02, 2013 12:25 pm
Getting so close now!
I think we will save ourselves the extra $1k as we have so many things to do post handover. Plus that will cover the extra glass splash back I want to add
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1090
Aug 02, 2013 4:05 pm
Well I knew it must be too good to be true! Got a call from our CL today to say we can't have PCI on Friday and it will now be next Wednesday
Apparently the SS has been let down by a few trades and they won't be finished and cleaned by Friday.
What I find frustrating is they just don't care that after they booed us in my partner took holidays based on that date and we booked the painter. Everything else has gone so well and it's been a pretty smooth ride so I guess something had to eventually not go to plan!
I hate how builders don't understand that people have jobs they can't just take a half day off at the drop of a hat, I'm a teacher so this is more so for me. Add to that the latest they will do is 1:45 that means a half day off work as I have to go from bull creek to pearsall.
On another note I have a 5th quote for skirting and this one is also the sub $1000 mark. Now to work out what the ones charging double that offer!!
Oh man that's so disappointing Fmac...sorry to hear! You have to learn to deal with delays, but the one thing you don't want to be delayed in ,is your PCI...I would be sooo annoyed as well.
House is looking great by the way:D
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1091
Aug 02, 2013 7:53 pm
So our PCI is booked in for Wednesday morning. Went and checked the house today and from what I can see they still have to finish paving, linen sliders need installing and the painter needs to finish the front door and put the handle back!
I've ended up having to take a day of leave without pay to be able to attend so if they postpone it again I will not be as polite!
We also got our final invoice today. Our final payment has come in $2000 less then what it originally would have been. I'm hoping this assumes the bank will give us the difference so our mortgage is fully drawn down?!
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1092
Aug 02, 2013 8:03 pm
Sorry to hear your PCI got delayed, its so so frustrating I feel your pain as the same happened to me and I also had trades booked - painful!
Not sure about your final invoice query I would've thought so but who knows with banks these days!
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1093
Aug 02, 2013 8:14 pm
Scott's Dog yeah I just find it frustrating, if you don't think it's going to happen don't book it in! Though I love in our final invoice later saying we shouldn't book trades till after we get keys as handover could be delayed, so they want you to wait weeks to get things booked in cause they can't get their act together!
So a few pictures, they have cleared the alfresco ready for paving
And you can see e new dropped part of ceiling over the linen cupboard, not sure why it wasn't done to begin with. You can also see my left over vinyl planks (not happy with the, being shoved in like that!)
I'm also going to ask the SS if they can leave any of the leftover and dug out clean sand so we can use it as fill in the backyard, quite a bit has been washed out of the backyard because of them using the back side of the block for access and when they did the soak wells.
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1094
Aug 04, 2013 1:08 am
4 more sleeps. How annoying for you. But as you say you've had a good run.....doesn't change the fact that this is not good.
It looks so finished to me, he's really not leaving anything left undone for PCI is he?
Hope it goes well despite the delay
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1095
Aug 04, 2013 1:26 am
It is frustrating but will be happy it's done!
When we questioned the CL about why we couldn't have inspection Friday and she said it was because they like it to be complete at inspection. So we are hoping we might manage handover in under 10 working days if there isn't much to fix and we can get the transfer from the ba sorted
You house is looking beautiful!
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1096
Aug 04, 2013 1:30 am
Think of how great it's going to be when you get those keys. Everything looks fabulous from your pics!
Building with Dale Alcock Homes in Aveley
Our thread: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=63880
And yes, my pants are indeed fancy.
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1097
Aug 04, 2013 1:33 am
I can't wait to have those keys in my hand!
I'd booked the painter in based on Friday being the first inspection WCs is why I'm hoping handover can happen in under 10 days! But I have given him a heads up. Now to find someone to do the skirting and how much we are willing to pay!
Re: Our small build (NOR WA) - PCI delayed :(1098
Aug 04, 2013 10:18 pm
Went up today and the paving guys must have worked Saturday because our alfresco paving is almost finished and they've leveled the sand down the side as well. *fingers crossed* it'll be done for Wednesday!!
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