Frame Complete

At 2:51 pm yesterday, I received a text message from Metricon Homes notifying me that the next invoice had been emailed. This of course signalled the completion of the roof and wall frame stage!

Not a word from our site manager!!! I wish I could take Nick’s carefree attitude about J’s lack of communication but his no weekly updates is really annoying and frustrating me.  It would have been nice to hear about the frame stage being completed directly from the SM, not from some electronic alert. I might be nitpicking because we are thrilled with the progress thus far. The quality of work on our house is testament to his ability as a site manager so in that sense I can’t fault him. He’s doing a fantastic job. It’s just that his aversion to phone calls is not very endearing! Sorry for the mini tanty, but to keep the blog honest I wanted to get that off of my chest 🙂

Anyhoo, I hot footed it down to the block to check out the works and at 5:30 pm on a Friday afternoon I was pleasantly surprised to see trades still working. The small team of chippies, all three of them, were tinkering upstairs. I think they were putting the finishing touches to the master bedroom window. Great to see and I almost felt compelled to race down to the bottle shop to buy them a slab of beer. I say almost because all good intention went out the window as I got well and truly distracted by the loveliness of their handiwork! I absolutely love them all! So very happy and excited by having reached another giant milestone..

Bring on bricks baby!!!

 

 

8 thoughts on “Frame Complete

    • Sheilzy says:

      Thanks Anna:)

      Thank god we had pre-selected most of the tiles! Even after being prepared we still went over the allocated time. Good luck with your appointment. Any news on site start?

  1. trixee says:

    Wow it looks massive and the windows look terrific!
    It’s a bit weird them not verbally notifying you at least that framing was complete, you’d think they’d be excited to tell you. Anyway, congratulations!!!

    • Sheilzy says:

      Thanks trixee 🙂 I’ve been really excited by the size of the spaces especially after reading from other builds I’ve followed that slab and frame generally feel tiny and it’s not until the internal walls are up that you really get a good feel of the space.

      I’m trying to focus on the positive but I just can’t help but feel annoyed at the lack of communication. We’re supposed to get a weekly update to keep us in the loop of what’s going on onsite but since site start he’s only called us once and that was after us leaving a message! We even missed the actual slab pour because he didn’t tell us that it was happening that morning! Arrgh.

  2. Johanne says:

    Lots of lovely big window frames. Looks great. Our invoices seem to anticipate work completed too. I don’t let it bother me. I do however check that the work has actually been done before paying.

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