Tuesday, January 17, 2012

We're back online ... Happy 2012 everyone!

(Source: We're Back - A Dinosaur Story, a film by Steven Spielberg)
Happy 2012 everyone!!!

Just saying that we're back online ... blogging ... after more than 3 weeks break.  It's not that we haven't been reading some of our favourite blogs, which, quite amazingly, have been quite active providing updates and insights on their respective builds and post-handover projects.  You (you know who you are) just keep the likes of us motivated and informed as we go through our build journey.  Thanks so much for the wealth of information, tips, insights, guides, humour and stories that you have shared for the past year(s).

On our build front, nothing much has happened since our builder went on a break.  We were so hoping that they would have re-commenced our build last week considering that they are a few weeks delayed as per their schedule.  But, I got to talk to our new Construction Manager (initials JP) late last week who was kind enough to call me and introduce himself as our new CM.  Apparently, our previous CM has moved on, but didn't elaborate further.  According to him, there was not that much activity last week (as far as our build is concerned, I guess) as M was working on a "skeleton" crew.  Most (if not all) tradies and subbies should be back this week.  I did get a call from my SM this afternoon to keep me up to date on what's going to happen this week.

So what's on this week?

  1. Electrical wirings/cablings to be re-done (cables ripped out by "copper traders" before Christmas) this Wednesday.
  2. Plastering to commence by Friday ... woohoo!!!
We're so looking forward to seeing those plaster boards hung.  We shall be posting more pics by then. Yes!

Also, we just can't help it, but we do need to let you know ...

For those planning on getting some new lounge, chairs, sofas, chaise lounge for their new family room or sitting room or, in our case, for our new guest/study bedroom (sorry, we're so thinking so far ahead), King Furniture is having some summer sale.  It's not quite huge discounts, just between 40% to 50% off.  And ... drum roll, please ... you can put in an order now (finishes 5th Feb) and take delivery after 6 months time.  Yes, after 6 months.  After June 2012.  It's like a pseudo-layby.  What's the catch?  Unfortunately, you have to put down a 50% deposit now.  But, hey, if you've been eyeing that nice leather chaise lounge for a while now (as we do), and you believe handover will be in 4-5 months time, and you're hoping that there will be a sale then ... there's one on now!!!

We so wanted this for ourselves.  It will really look good on our new home.  It's called the Baby Jasper ...

(Source:  www.kingfurniture.com.au)
 Now, let's see how much is left behind in our post-handover budget ...


  1. Hey guys, good to see that you back and everything is moving again after the break. JP is a trickie one. Goggle his name followed by either Homes ( or constructions). Plenty of things to read about. Thankfully he is only the CM and you will, with any luck, have little to do with him. Who is your SM ?

  2. I tried googling JP, and I found one reference to the Home Renovation & Building Forum. You reckon this would be the same guy who previously owned a construction company that went bust? I did notice though that there are a few references to a web site that's not there anymore. Oh well, my SM (initials AR) seems to be quite good, though. He does keep me up to date at least on a weekly basis on how things are progressing. Hopefully, M's not going to change my SM again after the Fixing stage. AR's my 3rd SM now, after CB, and SR.

  3. Try Paulding Constructions Pty Ltd - it's one and the same - confirmed by trades and others within M.
    If you have a good SS it shouldnt matter anyway. Your new guys sounds ok so you will be fine. From what i understand multiple SS is not unusual.