Progress since frame went up has felt slow, although I'm sure it hasn't been. We now have a wrapped house, roof and most of the rough-in has been completed.
The developers are not going to do anything about raising the back fence (surprise!), they pretty much told us (and I'm paraphrasing here), they've done the bare minimum required by the council and if our house feels like it's too high, then that's our builders fault, not theirs. They also begrudgingly repaired the fence where required, but also blamed builders for the damage.
Our SS has also started to show me how unreliable he can be. I've contacted him numerous times about when our retaining wall will be going in on the side of our property as our neighbours are keen to get the fence built. First he told me "next week". Then he was off sick for a week. Now he's back and tells me again "next week".....it's like that Seinfeld episode....."Ohhh, about 5-10 minutes". Apparently the contractor building the wall said he can work around a fence if there is already one there. That sounds to me like the retaining wall will be inside our boundary rather than directly under the fence.....not happy about that. So I'm continuing to try and get an answer from our SS, who continues to not return texts or calls. The neighbours have been understanding, but there's only so far you can push someone's patience.
Our weekly update from the Boutique office informs us that rough-in should be completed by early next week, with bricks delivered and bricklayer to follow (hopefully by the end of next week). We're a bit nervous about the bricks as this will be the first time we see a 'colour' choice :P
Fingers crossed we'll have some brick photos next week.
|Family, Dining, Kitchen|
|Looking through to family|
|Front entry; theatre room to the right|
|Cheesy family shot :)|