Friday, 28 October 2011

Painting has commenced, bricks (finally) cleaned but what about those eaves????

This week didn't start out very positive with the news that we would not be in the house by Christmas or even anytime in January (due to the Christmas industry shutdown) and that we had no chance of moving the air conditioner motor from the back of the house to the side (without paying another $2K and delaying the build by another 3 weeks!). So we are really over the build this week!

I decided to take a drive past on Thursday after my daughters first School orientation (which went really well) to see what I could see and painting has most definately started, some empty boxes at the front indicated the toilets had also been installed and the bricks had only just been cleaned in the morning by the looks of things (very muddy on site).

It was starting to rain when I arrived and I noticed how wet the eaves under the garage roofing looked, see the following photo:

We have had some missing roof tiles from the lower level roofing for about a month now, our SS assures us that it's only over the eaves and will not cause any damage, but surely the eaves having the water damage you can see in this photo wouldn't be good for them!

It's fair to say that our building experience has not been the best and we may not do it again just based on this experience, but in the end our decision to build with Eden Brae Homes was done because we had seen some of the homes they had built (that were for sale) and decided the quality of their build was the best.

Now that we are nearing the final few months of the build and the outside of the house has many incomplete jobs we are beginning to wonder where the quality has gone on our build.