It is good that some of our previous issues appear to have been addressed, although the builder has not communicated this with us. It is however unfortunate that some of our concerns were not addressed by the time the painters have had to come through, especially the ones that effect the painters ie. window frames, architraves, robe & cavity doors, incorrect doors fitted etc.
The painters are finishing up this Tuesday then they will be back at the end of the build to paint the theatre walls and ceiling dark grey (Dulux Teahouse), to paint the architraves and window sills that are still to be fixed and to paint all the robe and cavity sliding doors that have to be replaced as they were incorrectly routed out for long handles instead of the round ones we chose. The painters will also do any touch ups that may be required.
This is how they were routed but we had selected round handles at our selection appointment. It would be unacceptable to us to patch them (our thoughts are we are paying for a new house so should expect new un-patched doors) so we asked the builder the other week to replace the robe and sliding cavity doors. In total there are 13 doors to be replaced.
We have had to delay our driveway for the second time now as the gas line has still not been trenched in. Upon following this up we found out that the Origin Energy supervisor attended on site and said that he couldn't trench the gas line in until the site was clear and scaffolding removed. The builder has since advised us that the scaffolding will come down this week and the gas is to be trenched in after Easter. Fingers crossed this isn't delayed again.
We have not received another handover date as yet so we are still assuming it is the 5th of May, which is the 4th handover date we have received. We have requested that the builder notifies us as soon as they are aware that they will be unable to achieve handover by that date as we have furniture deliveries booked. We are yet to hear anything to the contrary.