Our SS never made it to the house on Thursday (as he said he would) to check everything was completed nor did he make it out yesterday (as he said he would). As far as he's concerned he *thinks* the house is finished & ready to handover however if he'd actually gone out on site to keep an eye on things he would have noticed there is still a fair bit to do!
'B' and I naturally dropped by the house and were stoked to find a way in! We weren't expecting that! So we took our time and checked everything over - without feeling rushed and now that there is nothing left to go in and in decent natural light!
Here it is all nice & clean. The floors need another mop but I'll do that when I move in anyway.
Our original list of things left to do still stands - except 4 out of the 5 touch catches in the kitchen have now been fixed (they missed one)...
- Clean brickwork (grubby where it's been repointed & a few of the sills have mortar chunks on them)
- Fill in some of the gaps between cladding & brickwork at the front
- WIP & WIR shelving
- Shower door in our ensuite opening wrong way
- Fix the tiling in our ensuite and where the towel rail has been removed in main bathroom
- Install a shower head in bathroom
- Privacy lock in bathroom
- Silicone in bathrooms
- Touch catches in kitchen
- Garage step
- Manhole cover
- Light & fan in our bedroom isn't working
- Roof service (cracked tiles)
- Door service (they make sure the bi-fold tracks are cleaned and fix any scratches etc)
- Fix dented window frame
In addition to this list, we picked up some extra things yesterday:
Paint splatters all over timber flooring
The scotia was removed when the oven was installed and never put back
The carpet in our bedroom still looks rubbish and needs to be pulled tighter
And now that we've finally been able to see the carpet in decent natural light, we've noticed the join in the carpet that looks terrible!
There's big gaps in some of the grout around the bath tub and none of the excess grout has been cleaned off tiles or floor (can see it better now that it's been "cleaned")
I don't even know how we never noticed this little gem of tile work before. Can you see how it slopes up at the end?! It's on top of our bath hob.
Our kitchen splashback still has excess grout all over the tiles and there is paint all over the metal ends
And ummm are the windows meant to do this and completely lift out?! Not all do it but a few do.
Had everything been actually completed and cleaned before our PCI, we would have picked up most of these additional issues at PCI. Lesson learned.
So, aside from feeling like a picky whinger the house on the whole is looking great and oh so ready to move into. It's getting frustrating knowing how close we are yet how many trades still need to be coordinated to finish it off to a satisfactory level.
We're also getting tired fast of feeling like a nuisance each time we try & get in contact with our SS!
I haven't even pointed out some of the additional paint touch ups that need to be done as we're just going to do it ourselves later.
Hopefully, we'll have some kind of result next week!