Wednesday, 3 December 2014


It's been more than two months since my last post and in many ways not much has happened. Despite the political problems being fixed in mid September the developer of the land, G+S Wohnbau, did not do anything on site until the end of October. This was far later than originally promised by them even accounting for the political issues. To make things even more frustrating it frequently takes numerous attempts to get a response from G+S Wohnbau by email or telephone, and they never, ever initiate contact to let me know if there has been a delay. Their customer service is truly appalling but frankly I don't expect that they will be the only ones with this problem during this project.

They did eventually get started clearing the site of the large hedges, flood-lights and pavilion. They have been laying the drains and connecting them to the main system. Work has hardly been at high-speed and I have visited on numerous occasions and seen it still and empty. As I passed today they seemed to be preparing the road base and have closed the neighbouring street, I presume to allow for drainage connections.

I have had to put back the surveyors and architect repeatedly as it has become clear just how far behind the project is running. G+S Wohnbau will not respond to my requests for an update or estimated completion date. The contact does say that they have to be ready (or at least mostly complete) by the end of the year, at that point I can cancel, not much use really. Hopefully they will speed up and get finished in time for ground works to start as soon as the ground thaws.

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