Saturday, 17 September 2011

Land is officially ours! :D

As of 3:00 yesterday, we are now the proud owners of a small parcel of land in the Georges Fair estate :)

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Facade Issues NO More

Got the call yesterday - our facade has already been pushed through the GF approval team. So much for the 4-6 weeks we were advised. Salespeople! meh!

Tomorrow is land settlement day :D

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Tiles and Facade Issues

I received my clarification on the tiles - underlay is required for tiles over the standard size in wet areas.

Also, our mosaic tiles we chose for both ensuite and bathroom were discontinued, so if we still want mosaic, we need to choose another.

The missus still wants the mosaic, so we went back out to DiLorenzo and chose another mosaic. We now wait for another quote to turn up.

We also got some bad news tonight, EBH just called me and advised that our facade we have chosen and signed off on, is not in the list of Georges Fair approved facades. They are now saying we need to choose another from one of the 3 approved facades, or wait for approval from Georges Fair. I'll need to contact GF to see how long this would take.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Tile Quote

Well finally, a week after I was told I would have the quote, we received this today.

Pretty much as expected, mosaic tiled feature walls are too expensive and will be deleted. We will probably just have mosaic tiles in the niches in all 3 bathrooms.

We have been charged for Underlay - since when do tiles have this? And even if it needs Underlay, shouldn't this already be included in the costs. I have asked for clarification on this.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Smiles fade.. just a little

I heard from Dilorenzo yesterday and we were advised the mosaic tiles we selected have been discontinued, so it looks like we will need to re-choose these tiles again. Before we re-choose though I have asked them to send a quote without the mosaic tiles and another with the mosaic tiles. It may turn out that the mosaic tiles are too expensive anyway.

I dont think Dilorenzo's carpets and tiles are very competitive, and why would they be when we are stuck with them.

Same goes for the electrical. We have zero choice but to get our electrical supplied and installed by the one company at the Home Options Gallery. As they know this, there are no discounts. Seriously, 40 + lights installed and no discount??

I think EBH should have more than one vendor that they use, and allow the client to choose which vendor he would like to use. We would then see competitive prices.

I deleted the next 3 paragraphs, as I was just ranting. >:)