Builders (VCon Homes) extended our contract by 2 weeks because of 5-day snap Covid lockdown in Victoria: Due to COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Action Delay there will be a 2 week time delay added to your contract – Under the government instruction, the construction industry has been closed until further notice.
Today we had a meeting with 2 directors of the building company and a manager. They told us that the issue with exposed steel reinforcement has been addressed. They agreed to provide a certificate from the engineer confirming that the slab complies with the design. We will pay for the slab stage after that.
Today builders asked for the slab stage payment. We want them to get a written sign-off from the company that created home design first. We asked to organize a meeting with the business owner.
This morning (Tuesday, 22 December 2020) we discovered that the builders have poured the concrete. We are not happy because builders didn’t rectify the issues and didn’t tell us that they were going to pour concrete. Also, our consulting engineer identified that the bottom reinforcement at the back is exposed along with 50% of the …
We hired a construction engineer to inspect the slab before the concrete is poured. Here is his report: The site inspection was carried out on Wednesday 9 December 2020. During the site inspection the proposed waffle slab layout was inspected. As part of the site inspection a number of photos were taken. The aim of …
Today, Wednesday 4 November 2020 is the official commencement date of the build.
We finally received a building permit to construct our new home today. The building surveyor has issued it. It is a private company and not a municipal building surveyor from the local council. Our council is Banyule.
Today we signed the contract. Exciting!
Today the demolishing company finished demolishing our old house. They promised to do it in 1-2 weeks but it took them 1 month. We used Green Demolition and Earthworks.
Today AusNet has finally abolished electricity at our old home. It took them one month to do it.
We decided to build with Vcon Homes. Today we paid $800 deposit.