Friday, May 30, 2008

Inspection complete .... and new chair arrived

12 month inspection completed. For PD builders, keep in mind that this inspection is for 'structural' items only, so if anything is not right with appliances or other bits and pieces, they won't care about it!!

I only had a few items for them to look at .... the kitchen benchtop, the electrical work in the bathroom and Sarah's room (every now and then zaps and light turns off ... I'm no electrician but I'm tipping this is not good), and the glass on the shower screen. There were a couple of other items but he wasn't interested as they were not considered structural and I should have 'raised the issue' at the 3 month inspection!! Yes, I did have a bit of a go at him about that.

Another issue I was a bit annoyed about was our roof tiles. We've had 2 tradies over the last 6 months go up on the roof and both of them said 'there are a lot of broken tiles'. I raised this with the inspector and all he said was "you should have bought this up at the 3 month inspection" (I clearly forgot to check the roof all those times I went up on to the roof) ... and then the next comment was "how do we know that your tradies didn't break the tiles".

It was an argument I wasn't going to win so I just said "whatever".

I was also a bit annoyed about the issue of the bench top. There is one area that the join in the laminate has become a bit more noticeable than the other joins. There is also a tiny bit of 'bubbling' in the laminate in this area (not sure how to describe it) so I pointed it out to him .. and again his comment was "how do we know you haven't left water on the bench for a long period of time or put something hot on the laminate".

Again ... I wasn't going to win the argument so again just made him write it on the inspection sheet anyway but I'm not putting any bets on that we'll get it looked at.

So that's kind of annoying.

The other annoying thing is that John is back up in Brisbane for a month. Left on Monday morning. The next 2 weeks will be horrible but I'm going up to work in our Brisvegas office for 2 weeks to keep an eye on him!! Looking forward to the warmer weather (but not the rain that is going to make my hair frizzy!!).

The positive this week however has been the arrival of my new chair (we'll call this the 'reading chair').

This is our little retreat area in the bedroom :-))

Only 2 more things needed for the room then we're done ... swags & tails which are coming end of June/early July and still looking for a low line entertainment unit to put the x-box on and put the DVDs etc away.

Did find one the other day but was in the wrong colour!! Isn't it always the way!!!

The X-Box couch is enjoying the rest. John decided to take Need for Speed with him (good one) so there are no good games for me to play. His comment was "you can play Feroza". For anybody that has an X-Box 360 you'll know that it's a pretty lame game!!!

Thanks husband.


Bernadette & Perry said...

Love your blog entries! Can't believe that it's 12 months since handover. How time flies.

Appreciate the tips about the 3 month and 12 month inspections. A trap for the unwary, and I'm sorry that you have been caught. I know quite a few of our roof tiles are suspect, and I'll be getting someone to check them before handover - on a double storey house I might be paying someone to go up and take some photos.

Nice the see that the XBox couch has a companion! Go any buy another game while J is away. You deserve it!

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