I went past the house yesterday - to find not only the gate unlocked and unchained, but one of the rear sliders WIDE open. Ten points for security big M.
Of course, as expected, almost nothing has been done and another week had gone by.
ONE shower screen had been installed. Good Work.
Yesterday I started the ball rolling on having our independent inspection done so we would have the report to refer to during this elusive presentation. That was met with resistance from our SS who argued that there was no point as the report would be huge. Really?? Maybe then you should get some things DONE on site.
My argument was if we were to wait weeks to have the inspection done (as suggested by our SS), then it was likely to bring up issues we would not notice (or know about due to not being building professionals) - that would then hold up this house even FURTHER.
He said we had to ask our Construction Manager for permission. Fine with me - maybe I can get a rocket up him and get this place finished then.
So I emailed him explaining the situation, again reiterating my displeasure at the way the build was not progressing. We received an email back within minutes (points for him), stating that of course organising an inspection was not a problem but he could not grant access to the inspector until Metricon's QA inspector has gone through the house this Thursday. Fine, no drama there.
He also said he was meeting with our SS today and would discuss what was still to be completed and would get back to us afterwards.
First thing this morning we received another email stating that the QA report would not be received by him until next Monday, therefore "presentation" could not go ahead until next week.
Why am I not surprised??
He also said he will be assisting our SS in completing the home as he understand we are keen to settle ASAP.
More points to him but this action could've come weeks ago when we first started voicing our displeasure. Or even last week after my LONG email.
I'm happy it has finally come to this but annoyed its taken so long for it to be escalated.
Jason called him and gave him some choice words about how annoyed we are, and that we are sick of being told things are happening when they are not, and that nothing has happened on site for 3 weeks. Not good enough.
He is going to the site tomorrow to assess the situation.
Isn't it sad that despite being booked in for PCI this week I KNEW it wouldn't happen?
Door wide open..
Does this look like a kitchen ready for presentation to you??
Or a laundry ready for that matter??
Wow - a shower screen - two weeks later than scheduled (as per the rest of the build.)
I can see that water is going to end up everywhere and we will end up changing that!
Oh look - a rotting apple - is that a freebie??
Sorry to have to write another cynical, sarcastic post folks - trust me, I wish I had happier things to report..
Oh - just received a call, our blinds and shutters are ready for installation now too - so thats every piece of furniture we have ordered plus window coverings ready and waiting for the house to be finished..TICK TICK TICK..