Sunday, May 1, 2011

Driveway & Patio

Our driveway and patio were completed the week after we moved in as we were very lucky with the weather.  Still need to get a block retaining wall  with stairs done and then the fencing.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

House Completed


PCI done on Monday 28 March. Only minor paint touchups needed.  The brick cleaners did turn up on Sunday and did 2 hours spot cleaning only.  The whole house needs to be done so they have to come back again. If the bricks are fixed to our satisfaction handover will happen next week. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

No Brickcleaner

What a surprise! No Brickcleaner - despite promises by SS and Area Manager no one has turned up to fix the brickwork.  Obviously no one is prepared to touch it - too difficult! 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ongoing work

Painters finished in a week.  Paintwork was terrible and we had to ask Bill McDonald to make them do it properly. All the doors needed to be sanded back and repainted with a brush finish - they originally had the orange peel effect as the painters only used a roller.

The tilers laid the large floor tiles and did a beautiful job. Very happy we managed to get their best tilers as 3/4 of the house is tiled.

The house has been cleaned and the carpet was laid on 18 March. 

Unfortunately we now have a bigger issue with the brickwork.  Since the bricks were cleaned on 30/11/10 the bricks have slowly turned yellow.  It turns out that the bricks have Acid Burn due to incorrect cleaning.  This is a separate issue to the original problem when too much pressure was used which blasted dozens of holes in the mortar.

The acid burn can be fixed by the use of Phosphoric Acid but this chemical can damage powdercoated aluminium windows and doors. We have been assured MJH will fix the problem but we are devastated that it has happened and very worried at the mess we will end up with. 

Our beautiful house has turned into our worst nightmare. We have spent such a large amount of money and we are so disappointed with what we have ended up with.

Our PCI is booked for Monday 28/3/11 but I cannot see a handover taking place any time soon.

Friday, January 28, 2011


Lots of work completed - Fixout completed, tiling grouted, kitchen and bathroom benchtops installed.  The electrician cut out the power points . 

On Wednesday we discussed the painting colours and picked up they were wrong.  It is important to check every tradesman has the correct instructions - we have picked up lots of mistakes.  The gyprock had not been sanded so the painters could not start until this was done.  They did all the filling & preparation.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ensuite Tiling

The tilers turned up on Thursday and did all the bathroom and laundry floors.  On Friday we were asked to check the colour was correct and how we wanted them laid.  The tiles started on Saturday but by Tuesday they had run out of tiles.  Someone underestimated the amount needed and they left to go to another job until the extra tiles could be delivered.  Just what we need - another stuff up and delay.