Its been a long time since I last posted, so thought I should do an update.
We have been in for almost 10 months now, and it has flown by. We have done a few things outside during this time, deck the front portico, finished rendering the back retaining walls, and put up fencing/gates to the side of the house. We are still trying to find bits and pieces of furniture, art and rugs to complete the inside but to anyone visiting, the house looks complete.
To our utter dismay, we are still waiting for items that were picked up in PCI to be completed, and believe me when I say, I have hounded them weekly with emails and calls to try and get everything completed. We have has plasterers and painters back 3 times since handover, and we are still waiting for painters to come back and complete painting for work that was done ready for them to do since february. Our stacker doors and screens have been a nightmare, and will supposedly be fixed/finished next week. Our timber flooring which was installed last june (and had scratches in sections) is still waiting to be fixed with the supplier unable to commit to a date since then to come and fix!!! Whilst we love our home, we will NEVER build again, and will definately not recommend anyone to build with a company that doesnt use local trades/suppliers as getting them back to fix anything is impossible. I just cant wait until its all finished and I dont have to deal with them anymore.