Project update – March 2023

April 1, 2023 Henley have gone into liquidation… April Fool ! Alright, it was a poor joke… Before I start on the March update I want to touch on the terrible news yesterday that one of Henley’s competitors has gone into liquidation. As someone who is currently going through a build, I can only imagine […]

Final building inspection report

March 26, 2023 On March 7, 2023, my Completion Stage building inspection was conducted. As at the date of publication there has been no formal response from Henley, though I did attend a site meeting with Henley’s construction manager and site supervisor to discuss the report. To add context to the below report it is […]

Henley jumps the gun on payment

March 17, 2023 There is nothing that Henley does faster than emailing off an invoice when they want to get paid. On the day of my concrete slab pour, the base stage invoice arrived in my inbox before the first concrete truck arrived on site.  It was at least 6 weeks after my lock up […]

Construction photos – February 2023

March 12, 2023 For most of February I was MIA while holidaying overseas, for this reason all of this months construction photos were taken late in the month. Completion is close As you will see from the photos below, the end of construction activity on site is getting close. Butlers pantry fit out is complete. […]

Project update – February 2023

March 3, 2023 From late January through most of February I was on holiday overseas, which probably explains why this update is late and I’ve been rather quiet on this website. Rest assured, there’s been plenty of activity on site. I was even fortunate enough to be contacted by a member of Henley’s in-house legal […]

Project completion is close.

February 21, 2023 In a series of emails it has emerged that my home is nearing completion. A few days ago I was invited to attend a “Pre Handover Walk Through”, which I will attend on March 7th. Until a few days ago I have been preparing a case to take Henley to VCAT over […]

Construction photos – January 2023

February 12, 2023. Most of Melbourne’s construction industry shut down for the annual Xmas holiday period and my site was affected by that as any. So it should come as no surprise that there are relatively few photos this month. As far as I can tell, the only remaining items in the ensuite are caulking, […]

How Henley attempts to cover up quality issues.

February 2, 2023. Recently I conducted a detailed owner’s inspection of my new home before I headed off for a quick overseas holiday. As you may recall, Henley recently attempted to block access to my site after I brought up a quality control concern. The same thing has happened again.  After my inspection I sent […]

Project update – January 2023

January 31, 2023 Almost all of the construction industry shut up shop for the Xmas break, building works on my site were no different. Henley ceased work for the year around December 20th last year and the break lasted until January 16th this year. Needless to say there is little progress to report this month, […]

Here’s how Henley responded to my latest building inspection

January 15, 2022 On November 18, 2022 I had an independent building inspector conduct a Waterproofing/Fix audit of Henley’s work. What follows is a copy of that report, along with some of my comments and observations. Please note, the following reports should not be copied or downloaded in any way. For privacy reasons, some details […]