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 replaced, and glass splashback in the kitchen has been fitted.
North east kitchen corner
Kitchen with splashback
Ensuite vanity and mirrored cupboard
Interior of mirrored cupboard
There is plenty of storage in the bathrooms.
There has also been some rubbish removal from the site and some digging between the garage and the water tanks. The large pipe sticking out of the ground is no longer there, so I suspect that the tanks may have been connected to the downpipes. The rest of the plumbing fit-out I was promised for last week consists of moving the toilets from their storage in the garage into the living room, and putting some taps and shower mixers in the appropriate bathrooms.
I now have hand rails for the stairs. Handrail on upper stairs to bedroom
I'm still waiting for ERV system to be installed, plumbing and electrical fitouts, painting touch ups and flooring (bamboo downstairs and carpet upstairs), and it's now more than 5 weeks since I was told '"a few more weeks". It's like he gives just enough to get me think it will happen now, and then stops again. So I emailed the builder again yesterday, asking when the house would be finished and pointing out that he had had 74 working weeks to complete the house, and telling him the situation was completely unsatisfactory. Awaiting a response.
44 working weeks overdue.