December 5, 2022 

November was a relatively busy month onsite with the brickwork beginning in the second half of the month, that should be completed in the next week, weather permitting. The bricklayer is doing a great job and the results will speak for themselves. 

Inside the house there was a flurry of activity early in the month with virtually nothing happening inside for the final 2 weeks of the month. All of the doors have been painted and hung along with all of the skirting boards with the exception of a few in the master bedroom. 

Every wall in the house barring the ensuite and bathroom has been painted to its final color – light grey. In further good news, all kitchen and pantry cabinets are in place along with the vanities in the ensuite, bathroom and laundry. 

Laundry cupboards and sink carcass. The stone bench tops will be fitted much later.

Disappointingly, I did have a bit of a dispute with Henley regarding the missing sarking that I’d brought up with them on several occasions, it was also included in the frame stage building inspection. I claimed that the plasterboard behind the missing sarking could get wet during our regular rain events this spring. 

Eventually I presented Henley with photographic evidence that the plasterboard was getting wet and a few days later I got a surprise in the mail. You can read more about it here. 

During the month I also got a fix stage inspection done. This time around Henley did far better than before with only relatively minor defect discovered. That said, there was little to no rectification works that took place in the 2 weeks since I sent Henley a copy of the report.  

Henley’s response to the report is due today. If I were a betting man, I’d bet I will hear nothing. 

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