Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our SS is targetting to get us in by end of May ! That would be just wonderful ! Fingers, toes & anything else possible, seriously crossed !!!

Have got to say that we are extremely happy with the pace at the moment. Of course, it will never be fast enough but realistically, Eden Brae have been working at a steady pace for several weeks now with plenty to show for it.
Lots & lots of little details yet to be completed, that don't make a huge difference to the appearance of the house but are very, very time consuming.

Have had a hiccup with the kitchen island benchtop. This is what was installed :

This is what should have been installed - note the waterfall edge :

Happy to say that our CSR, Sally, is right on it. In less than 24 hours, she advised that a Variation would be raised to rectify the mistake made by the kitchen company. Yay for Sally. She is surely an asset to Eden Brae. I hope they realise it !

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Forgot to upload further pics taken last week :


Main Bathroom


Looking down toward our 'multi' from upstairs

'Multi' (useless ) room

You can tell that I'm unimpressed with the multi room. A room you just can't do anything with because you can't close it off. But hubbies' favourite room.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

OMG. I have 2 quotes to fit out the place with roller blinds !! I knew this was going to be an expensive exercise but this is ridiculous - $10,000 & $12,000 !!!!!

I think I had better get some quotes from suppliers not based here in the south. Maybe the quotes will be more competitive if they're supplied by companies based in the west ???
Our SS has given us the go-ahead to allow the carpet company on site to do a final measure-up. Thank goodness, that means the carpet can go in AS SOON AS we get the keys.
So we can move in within a couple of days of getting handover !!
So grateful to our SS.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I met our tiler today. He was waiting for us to deliver the bathroom feature tiles. He has done a great job for someone so young. Atleast I think he has. Will have to wait for DH to check out the tiling at some point in the near future. He has an eye for detail, where I tend to miss things.

Updated pics of the interior I could scrounge, while on site meeting with the tiler :


Staircase waiting for balustrades

Friday, April 17, 2009

YAY !! Got a phone call this arvo from the tiler. He is hoping to collect the tiles tomorrow from DL & wants to meet with us onsite. Now, to just be able to get the soccer match out of the way before he rings.

He's done the wet area floors !!! He'll be doing the walls Monday - woo hoo !!

Have not heard anything from our SS in 2 weeks. Tuesday before Easter, we sent him an email asking him to check that our variations had been followed up & installed. In particular :
  • packing out of cornices for wall tiles
  • extra noggins where our towel rails will go
  • positioning of concrete pad for LPG bottle
  • p/point to m/wave unit
  • vacpan installation
  • authorisation to allow carpet & blind companies onsite to measure up
It would be good to hear from him, so that he can allay our fears that these things have been forgotten.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

So, we've settled on the wet area tiles. Though not entirely happy with the substitute wall tile sent to us by DL, it will do, just to get things moving again :

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Woo hoo......DL have sent samples out by courier. Now that's service !!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tiles - AGAIN !!!

Have just been advised by DiLornezo that our wet area tiles have been discontinued !!! I am furious !!
What a lot of time-wasting going to & fro. Not to mention fuel cost !!

Now I have to return to their showroom in Castle Hill & try to find tiles from a pathetically small builder's range. Well, that will be unlikely.....since it was so difficult the 1st time !!

This is EB's fault. They make the customer choose tiles months & months before they're needed. So naturally, with tiles going in & out of fashion, they get deleted regularly.

Again.......SERIOUSLY POOR customer service. This scenario is most definitely not in the customer's interest. There needs to be a company policy change here - one of many.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

We have lock-up !!!! OMG, what a loooooong haul from November 12, when the frame was started !!!! 3 1/2 months (excl 4 weeks over xmas) to get to this point !

Eden Brae have made up for the huge lag between frame start & lockup. For almost 3 solid weeks they have been hard at it - electricals, insulation, AC ducting, gyprocking, staircase, skirting boards,architraves, doors hung, bricks cleaned, external detailing, etc....

Very happy with Eden Brae at the moment and particularly with our SS.