Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Getting closer

We met with our SS this morning and went over the brick issues.  So, we are having all the broken bricks around the outside of the house fix, any mortar touch ups that need doing will be done.  The inside of the garage wall will be Moroka (bag & paint) which will cover up the cracks in the bricks.  The cracks are purely a cosmetic issue not structural so this will just make it look better and save them having to replace every single brick!!!!

So the big big big exciting is looking like we will get our keys at the end of next week!!!!  I am very excited (in case you couldn't tell).  I can't wait to get hold of those keys and know it is finally ours.

We realised today that we started this process almost a year ago to the day.  We paid the deposit for the block of land on Father's Day last year.  It's amazing how fast the year has gone and how close we are to moving into our little home. 

Saturday, 25 August 2012

The bricks

Our biggest headache (to date!) has been the bricks.  We did our PCI and there were a lot of cracked bricks (hair line cracks).  We have since been told that if the crack is under 2mm it isn't an issue, that it falls under the tolerance.  We got an email yesterday asking if we wanted to Moroka the garage and front of the house to speed up the settlement process.  We had no idea what Moroka was so we went and had a look at The Ponds display home (never thought we would have to go back out there again!!!).  Neither of us were thrilled with the finish so we said no, we just want the bricks sorted.

For those that don't know what moroka is, here is an example:


 So, now we are waiting to hear back from our SS as to what is going to happen and when we are going to be able to do our settlement.  It will be 4 weeks on Monday since our PCI so we are getting a little over it now as we were told 2-3 weeks from PCI to Settlement.

We shall see what the new week brings......hopefully some very good news.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Waiting, waiting, waiting......

We still haven't heard about when we can expect settlement.  From what we can tell, the inside is all sorted but the bricks are still the issue.  They were supposed to be in last week but didn't make an appearance and they haven't been in this week yet either.  Getting a little frustrated right now!!! 

Other work is being done though which is good.  Our fence started going in yesterday and should be done by today (all going well!).  The landscapers are coming through next week (I think) to do the retaining wall out the back. 

I am hoping to have a more positive update very soon!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Post PCI work

Firstly, I forgot to include the scratched benchtop in the ensuite on the list of things to fix.  Hubby so kindly pointed that out to me when he read through my list on the blog!!!!!!

The tilers were back and have finished the rear hallway which looks fantastic.  So, so happy with it!  There is some extra blue tape around the house so we are assuming that Tyrrell's have been and done their inspection. 

The driveway was finished off this week.  Very happy with it. 

Paving beginning

Paving complete

So hopefully now we will hear from our SS this week and find out when we are looking at our settlement date.