Thursday, August 27, 2009

Footings Delay

No great surprise, but found out through our weekly update that due to all the rain any further progress with our footings is on hold. The land is still too boggy, and at this stage there is no end in sight for all this rain we are having. Additionally, as there is now a hold up, there is a build up of people on the waiting list, meaning further delays. Oh well, its what we were expecting given a Winter Site Start. All in good time. Good things come to those who wait.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We've been pegged!

The boundary of the house has now been laid out on our block in the correct position. It might not look like much, but is really exciting for us and it means the construction is really beginning.Just need that water to dry up now from the downpours a couple weeks back.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Site Start

We received our first official construction letter yesterday, informing us that the Site Start has commenced. Here we were waiting for a start DATE, but to our surprise the day is here. Hoping to make a visit past the block this evening to see if the house has been pegged out.
On other related, and good news, we have received a lump sum payment for the day of work lost by GP and Sons Demolition when the gas meter was not removed as scheduled in preperation for the demolition. Although we hadn't contacted the Gas Ombudsmen again, we do know a case file was opened as obviously the gas company thought they wouldn't have to be held liable and made their own queries. They must have been told that someone must be held accountable and that it clearly was not our fault, so with no further dispute payment was agreed upon.
More photos to come as we actually start seeing progress. The excitement begins!!!!!