Thursday, August 18, 2011

TV wall points

A guy came in and installed the antenna and 2 points which matched the electrical outlet on the left (click on cover), all good.
I then called them back a year later to install the remaining 6 points and a different bloke turned up and installed different face plates as per the photo. They are also a different shade of white.
Unfortunately I didn't notice the difference untill I'd paid and now they refuse to change them saying "you should have told us you wanted them to match" - real smart.
I won't be recommending Antennas Installed Today to anyone - Fail

Crap workmanship

It's time we started outing some of the shit tradies / workmanship / business's that we've encounted whilst building this house and we've had quite a few thru the front door.

We still have pending action, so outing those will follow with time.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I took the day before cup day off and had some turf delivered. We went with Kikuyu which is what we had at our last place, it's agressive growing so is good with kids and dog and is also at it's best in summer.
We had plenty of helpers and we were all knackered at the end of the day.

I got the tank pump running and we've been watering it in since.

Unfortunately we are now into 'the hotest period for November on record in Melbourne' with the entire week being above 30 deg and posible relief next Monday before being back to above 30!!! So we're now rationing the tank water.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


We've moved into the house although there is still alot of work to do.
To start with we haven't got our phone or internet connection yet hence the lack of comunication.
Last week we got the last of the electrical stuff finished so all the lights work and the central vac (the vacpan is Ritas favourite toy at the moment.)
The garage is still full of stuff so we'll need to put up some shelves out there to organise things.
My Mum and Dad have been staying with us and have been a great help.
I've attached a few photos of the family / kitchen / dining area.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Yes we're in. No phone or internet connection yet.
Photos to follow

Thursday, October 15, 2009


As predicted this week has been a busy week. Busy but productive - a bit of project management and it amazing what you can get done in a short space of time.

Monday the carpet was laid upstairs. A friend suggested we wouldn't do better than Fowles Austions and they were right (so far). The young guy who laid it was very good.

Tuesday & Wednesday we had the timber 'engineered flooring' laid which wasn't too bad. We used a system called Readyflor Uniclic that uses a patented tongue n grove system that requires no glueing. The variety is 'blackbutt' Australian hardwood - see photo.

The painters have been in all week but the rain has beaten them before they could paint the last of the outside items. We still have the crappy buff paint on the upper weatherboards - legal action pending.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Thats right on Friday we had our hand over where the house is now our responsibilty.
It was a bit of an anticlimax as there are still so many little niggly things to be done.
It was a quiet week at the house except for Friday? So as a result we'll have to have the painter, the electricain, the lock smith, the plumber and the chippy all back to finish things also we have no gas or phone connection, the fence, the toilet, the excess concrete has to be removed and of course the upstairs cladding is still painted that shitty mustard colour.
So this week I've organised Carpet Monday, Timber flooring Tuesday & Wednesday, Skirtings Thursday, Appliances Friday, move Saturday - Sunday. I need to get a dingo to clean out the driveway and get some crushed rock so we can get a truck in.
Oh and work as well