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Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Shopping help!1362
Sep 15, 2015 10:22 pm
Haha good detective work K!!
I can see myself going to adairs harbour town again before we get keys...addicted
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Shopping help!1364
Sep 15, 2015 11:15 pm
I was at The Pottery Barn for the first time yesterday. I loved so many things, especially lots and lots of cushions. Sigh, if I only had the money to buy everything I liked.
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Shopping help!1365
Sep 15, 2015 11:22 pm
I didn't find much at pottery barn I liked but I found heaps at west elm next door, drool!
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Shopping help!1366
Sep 15, 2015 11:26 pm
Oh, maybe it was there actually. I wanted the dark blue velvet cushion with pom-poms. I don't have anything else to go with it but I so wanted it haha
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Shopping help!1367
Sep 19, 2015 1:49 am
So we had our tile meeting today, I thought I would leave the meeting feeling excited but I just felt disappointed.
Firstly no tiler was there, so what was the point.
None of the work I expected to have happened this week was done, it was another slow week, we are just 4 weeks away from the 12 month mark, I really expected more. It honestly feels like I will never receive the keys! It's just getting me down lately because if things had of been scheduled well, we could have been living in our home now.
Anyway...I finally got to touch my bench tops etc but it just wasn't exciting, we just found work by careless trades and damage done to walls and doors, stupid things that will now need to be repaired which will hold keys up even more, and we still have a water leak.
Under mount sink
Man hole half door finally put in after months of telling supervisors it had been missed, maybe if the builder supplied the trades with the final plans they would of know this was meant to go in
Balcony screeded and scaff taken away
Stair wall complete
So we currently have no supervisor and no one seems to actually know what is happening with our build. I'm hoping for a miracle of PCI in 4 weeks but it's not looking good
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Shopping help!1368
Sep 19, 2015 1:56 am
Omg arch! I was just in adairs yesterday! Omgness I'm so jelly of your purchases.. I'm still buying towels from target, big w and kmart! Loving all your choices! My hubby hates it but I don't think it's such a necessary thing to be so lux about.. Linen is another story.. 1000tc all the way haha! Don't know if you saw but in adairs they have this gorgeous cushion pillow that was grey with baby orange stitching! And times of grey baby orange stuff! I was in loveeeee! Haha
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Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1369
Sep 19, 2015 2:02 am
I went 1000 thread count for our sheets can't wait to use them finally! They are from target and were on sale for $100, bargain! These towels were actually so discounted they were the same price as target if not cheaper and a lot better quality, definitely check out the adairs clearance store at harbour town, they are current season but 65% cheaper.
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1370
Sep 19, 2015 2:19 am
Ah Archetto, a mixed day. It is really disappointing they have changed our supervisor again, especially when you are so close to keys. Hope the area manager can get things moving for you again. The sinks all look good and love the benchtops. Stairs look good too and great that it's not fully enclosed. Yes, wish trades took a bit more care. We already have dents in a few place too. It's like 1 step forward, 2 steps back. Hope things pick up next week and tiling starts soon. Was so hoping they could pull it off under the 52 week mark for you. Should've built a display home
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1371
Sep 19, 2015 2:24 am
Yes I should of! They only take 9 months.....amazing
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1373
Sep 19, 2015 4:00 am
archetto I'm so sorry you were disappointed, if you didn't meet a tiler and you don't have an SS who met with you at this meeting? I'm really sorry your build is held up again. I was thinking just 2 days ago how lovely it was that you were staying so positive and keeping your thread occupied and us all too with your lovely shopping. I really really hope they pull their finger out and get you into your beautiful home!!! On a positive though I love your stairs it looks lovely, your benchtops are gorgeous as are your doors. Hang in there girl it'll be worth the wait I'm sure!
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1374
Sep 19, 2015 5:24 am
I know how you feel Archetto. We had our slab one week later than you and we are way behind you. The original theory was that we should receive keys in 2 weeks.
I'm hoping you get your miracle, then it's possible for us too! Well maybe not 4 weeks for us, but perhaps 8.
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1375
Sep 19, 2015 10:40 am
That's no good Arch. House is looking good though apart from the issues that wi be fixed at some point. I can relate to the half door, we still don't have ours in. I think because they are small they just get forgotten.
We had more torn down this week than put up again. A very slow non eventful week again. Cornices in powder room, bathroom and ensuite and toilet were all ripped down. Apparently with rectified tiles the cornices go on last so oops again. Plans, schedules, anyone.
Hope they fix the leak soon.
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1376
Sep 19, 2015 10:53 am
Your nearly there, will all be a distant memory soon.
Question.... Do all other building companies have such a high turnover with SS as Ben Trager do? Seems to be a trend with all their builds.
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1377
Sep 19, 2015 11:12 am
Ughh! Sorry to hear Archetto. I really hope you have better progress next week. Love all your purchases though. Adairs is amazing!
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1378
Sep 19, 2015 12:13 pm
I'm sorry to hear the meeting didn't go very well. It's a nightmare when other trades stuff up the hard work of others
All the fittings look lovely though and it's good to see some progress.
Just keep shopping and it will all be fine
Re: Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1379
Sep 19, 2015 12:43 pm
Sorry to hear of your delays but hopefully soon they will be a distant memory
You know the old saying!!!!!!!!!!!!
When the going gets tough the tough go shopping
Our Ben Trager Build - Tile meeting done...1380
Sep 19, 2015 12:47 pm
Aw archetto! I'm so sorry to see the delays it's extremely painful seeing weeks go by with no action but hang in there because honestly I have already forgotten about the 12 week delay from lock up to tiling. All the stress melts away when you see it coming to life and it will soon. Xxxx
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