Well after a non-existent start to the week, it appears we had trades on-site on Thursday and Friday. Given the rate things are moving we probably shouldn't be expecting much else.
Last week we were told M had now contacted Jemena (gas installers) regarding the gas meter position. We had already found out they had been to site as they have notes on their system re: our property via our friend who works in this division at Jemena. The SS was awaiting confirmation of a site meeting with Jemena to discuss positioning of gas meter and our SS requested that we also attend as well. Well... that phone calls from our SS never came on Tuesday confirming the meeting for Thursday, nor did the call on Thursday, as to discussion while Jemena were onsite. So who knows what (if anything) happened. It was unlikely we could have attended a midday meeting (b/w 1 &3) anyway given we both have a prior arrangement commonly referred to as 'work'.
Anyway, the good news is that the 2 days of work completed this week included the removal of the temporary ladder/platform and the actual staircase went up on Thursday.
|Our lovely stairs!!!!|
|Under the stairs storage.|
|The lovely stairwell window... 3m high!|
|Sitting room and stairs. Just need the Jetmaster in the middle... :)|
Fixings materials were also delivered on Thursday (doors, arch’s etc).
We haven't heard hide nor hair from our Supervisor this week and only two brief phone calls for the fortnight prior to that. Poor form given HE said he would call Tues, Thurs and his usual Fri update during this week. Cam left him a message on Friday afternoon and mentioned that we are a little disillusioned with his inability to call and let us know what is going on. Just because he had two hand overs this week shouldn't mean every other job is put on hold.
Cabinetry was supposed to be delivered on Friday but to our knowledge it wasn't. I guess that it will be delivered and installed early next week but I wouldn't put any money on that :(
The front of the house still looks like a bomb site. The balcony still hasn't been finished, the garage has roof trusses and nothing else, the ground floor bricks and windows haven't been cleaned, as they were supposed to have been after the scaffold came down. My best guess at this point is that our SS isn't that flash at scheduling trades. Who really knows? It isn't really good enough either way from a building company purporting to be the "BEST" in their current marketing promotions...it certainly isn't the best from where I'm sitting.
Hopefully this week should get things moving again... Cam's just hoping for a return phone call. We're not holding our breath...at least the stairs were a small win this week.