Friday, December 23, 2011

Another week of Kurmond's broken promises.

I'm sure none of you that have been following this Blog will be surprised to hear that this week didn't go to plan.  The fact is, that not a single week has gone to plan since week four of this epic saga.

As Beck said in her last post, these things were to happen this week:
The eave painters were to have painted the upstairs eaves, they didn't.
The downpipes were to have been installed and painted, they weren't.
The Scaffolding was to have been removed, it wasn't.
The downstairs fascia and gutter was to have been installed, it isn't.
And the bloody useless brickies Kurmond have contracted were supposed to have finished, and they aren't.

So that is exactly 0 from 5. And that's not even considering that half of those jobs were supposed to be finished LAST week.  Even given the wet weather we've had, the delays are ridiculous and I think a lack of planning and organisation have resulted in the estimated lock-up date going from "by December" to "before Christmas" and now it doesn't look like it will even happen in January.  Luckily we didn't hire Kurmond to organise a piss up in a brewery, or we'd all die of thirst.

Anyway, I think it is fairly safe to say that nothing will happen now until next year. So Merry Christmas to you all, and a safe and happy New Year.


  1. Its not been a good read, I feel terrible for you guys. This should be an exciting time for you both! I really hope thingsspeed up in the new year.

  2. Thanks ScottChan, we're hoping for a more efficient 2012 aswell! There won't be any disappointments next week though, because we KNOW nothing is going to happen ;-). Have a great Christmas, and hopefully we'll be able to share some good news soon.
    Dez and Beck.

  3. lol hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, and a wonderful New Year.
    We will hopefully start building in March, lets hope you're finished before us hey ;)