I've been slow to write this post as it has taken me the best part of a day and a half to calm down and let the steam coming out of my ears dissipate enough to write this with a clear head..
I had the opportunity to quickly go past the house on Friday afternoon so I jumped on it and quickly discovered it was NOT a good way to start the weekend and that I should've spent the time doing something- anything else...
Despite a message from our SS on Tuesday night (after ANOTHER TWO WHOLE days with no work on site) assuring us a carpenter would be there the next day, as would painters (why weren't they there Mon/Tue???)- and that he was 'working overtime' to make sure everyone was on it, seems very little has been done. Another week of little progress.
Oh, and I was there at 3pm Friday and you guessed it- site was empty.
We have a gas socket - thats exciting I guess? The electricians had been there at some point as I spoke to the girl from their head office who phoned me to quote me for them to connect us to the mains - thats right, when you build a house they don't even include the cost of connecting your electricity. Another $1020..
The painters have mostly finished upstairs by the look of it but still have a lot to do downstairs, And the stairs still need another coat of stain. Outside needs a few things painted too- but those would require a damn carpenter to actually finish his job first. Our portico still has no ceiling, the master bed balcony still has sheeting to be fixed to the walls (someone has spent ten minutes doing something out there but it's far from finished), the last few bits of cladding have to go on and the Tassie Oak ceiling needs to be re-fixed on the Outdoor Room. All of which were supposed to be done by said carpenter.. Hhmmmm....
But that wasn't what left me wishing I hadn't gone there.
On my quick walk through I decided to check the toilets- when they were fitted I mentioned to Jason they had no seal or anything over the seats and I wasn't thrilled as I KNEW that would mean they would be used by tradesmen. And used they are.
There is urine all over the two toilets I checked and on THE FLOOR. Seeping into my NEW grout. All over our gorgeous floor tiles. To say I am furious is an understatement. Are these painters 6 years old? Do they do that at home?
Why is too much to expect a little respect for someone else's HOME? Might sound dramatic but it made me feel physically ill, and I'm not sure I will ever be able to stand barefoot in the powder room or my own ensuite...
Our SS must've been feeling the rage as we didn't get our usual update call on Friday- maybe lucky for him..
Last week he told us we would have a PCI date on Tuesday- this week he told us we would haven next Tuesday. so much for his aim to have our house ready for PCI at the end of March! When he said that initially I said to Jason there was NO WAY it would be ready then, and I was right..
To say I am at my wits end it an understatement. The last few months have seen painfully slow progress and wether this is due to poor organising of trades, poor communication, lack of resources or a workload that is simply too demanding for Metricon to keep up with I'm not sure but in my opinion it's simply NOT good enough.
And I know we are not the only ones feeling this way.
I would suggest to Metricon that they either need to employ more trades or more Site Supervisors to cope with what I am sure is an ever increasing workload- especially now that they are advertising more and more here in NSW. Of all the blogs I follow the majority of builds progress much more smoothly at this stage (not Metricon builds I should note)- and this is where it matters- this stage is what clients will remember when asked if they would recommend Metricon to others..
Not many pics (although I do have photographic evidence of the violation of my grout and tiles)..
Bedroom - painting finished
Another bedroom - painting complete
Bit of a gap there between the door and the slab...
Woot - a gas socket. So by the time we move in (when it will probably be cold at this rate) we can plug a heater in ;)
If you made it this far - thanks for sticking with that rant-tastic post..
Hoping to have more sunny news to speak of when next I post. Electrical fit out allegedly scheduled for Tuesday.