Friday, November 4, 2011
Well those pesky soil reports did come back and suggest that we required piering – making us a 650sq block. 1.2-2.4m fall left to right, H class waffle slab. The cost went up to a further $15K over our very detailed estimate from another reputable builder creating issues for us with affording our upgrades. We have spent some time fluctuating between happy and unhappy campers. Right now we are in the down camp again having received an estimate site start of late November. We had originally been very clear on needing an October site start and it does feel like after some significant fluffing around and about 11 emails since August asking for things to be processed promptly, here we are.
We do feel though that PD attempt to resolve any concerns that we raise when we raise them which is a large part of what directed us to them as a builder in the first place. However it is draining having to chase up on so many levels. Hope that having the house plan we love in the end will make up for all the palaver.
Our extremely competent BC [S] has resigned – is it just me or do they have some crazy big turnover in there? Unfortunately not filling me with confidence. Hope to be back blogging again soon with a site start date. In the meantime, we finally got a little sold sticker on our land board ;P.
OH! We also found out the house number we will be on our street - funny how the little things feel like very exciting news :)