Saturday, 8 October 2011

lock up

We are now in lock up and happy that our house is closer to being finished.

Our front door is on and waiting for a handle and it's stain. Tiles have been delivered and should start on Monday, which we can only imagine was delayed by the fact that someone forgot to put our shower recesses in (to us it looks like it has not even been framed up). We have lots of tiles, due to our 3 way bathrooms and we will have to talk to the tiler about the feature tilling, as I'm still not sure they have ordered enough tiles for our recesses and under the vanity mirrors.  

A few other issues to address, Firstly our brick work is still showing signs of poor workmanship, above the sliding door, the bricks appear to be Out of level by about 20/30mm, also the step outside the Dining room sliding door is so poorly constructed, it looks like the bricklayer has used nothing but off cuts. 
Hard to see in the photo but so far off level it is crazy

No explanation needed. We are wondering if this guy is even licencesed

Is anyone supervising this bricklayer????

The bricklayer will be back next week to fix the Porch pillar that fell over. Hopefully he won't bugger anything else up while he is on site, although his past incompetence has made us very wary. While a certain level of blame can easily be laid on  the brick layer, a big portion of this fault surely needs to be directed at our site supervisor.
Crack in the trim around or eaves.

We have other exciting things happening this week like an under budget driveway quote, blinds and shutters almost ordered and fencing nearly arranged but once again we seem to be more focused of fixing what should have been done right in the first place.

Our number one tip to all new home builders is Do Not trust that your builder will do the right thing by you. This is big business and they want to make big money. You are not as important as your progress payments!!!

Thoroughly check every stage, even when you think you are on top of it, look again, ask and outsider, they are always far more capable of being critical. Consider this another lesson learnt.

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