Roof is finished

Well after a slow period things have picked up pace with the roof finally finished and the bricks delivered. Our new Supervisor is easy to communicate with though Plantation still refuse to reply to any emails or phone calls – could be the specific rep having issues, who knows?

The house next door is almost completely built though after talking to a builder, I am not sure doing all the bricking in a day is a good idea. I am possibly being a little envious of next doors build speed so I’ll just keep my mouth shut about that from now on 🙂

The Roof tiles are Bristile Mallee:

Bristile Mallee

Frame goes up then work stops

After a week of absolutely pouring rain our house frame has been left standing like this for two weeks, its disappointing though not completely surprising.  We have had a great two weeks with decent weather but work on our house consisted of 1 day last week where they put up half the roof.

Early last week we found out that our Supervisor had quit which caused a few issues and now our new supervisor is blaming non existent rain and the fact they have 5 jobs currently on the go.  It looks like we have been regulated to last place.  Certain frame stage additions like air conditioning allowances have not been communicated to the new supervisor either which is worrying as has recent communication with Plantation homes.

Plantation are no longer returning phone calls or emails which is ironic considering the other half received a phone call from plantation homes customer service.  Yes! she let them have it but we are still waiting for a response – funny that.

Right up until commencement stage Plantation have been fantastic, unfortunately now, all those negative reviews on the internet are starting to ring true….

As a side note the house next door by Plan Build Homes started this Monday (11/3/13) and are already up to the same stage we are which is a bit infuriating to see.  They also appear to be dumping dirt from their scrape and adding it to our pile – no dramas as we could use the extra soil, it would have been nice to have been asked though.

Hopefully the next update is more positive.

We have a Slab

Things are starting to get rather exciting now with our house finally taking formation.  Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been great though the block has gone from being scraped to a slab within a week.  Luckily there was a bit of Sunshine in between the usual torrential QLD downpours.

Home Update: Land Pics

Another update, everything is happening a lot quicker than expected.  Plantation Homes has been nothing short of fantastic throughout the whole process.

  • We have purchased our land and have pre-approval for our house.
  • Everything has been signed and is now in the hands of our appointed contractor.

Some pics of our land before construction commences.