May 6, 2010

27th Week Brick Issue

We had a phone call from our SS and he had informed us that his inspectors went through the house and found things wrong with the house and need to be rectified before PCI.

With our brick situation our SS supervisor is say our bricks are the way they are and there the bricks we chose and they’re going to be washed one more time with water and that's it. He also told my partner something along the lines of that the reason we are making a fuss about the bricks is because maybe we don’t like the bricks we chose anymore. He also told her that there are a few houses within the estate that have used the same bricks and have had the same problems and that the owners have rendered their own house after handover because they weren’t happy with the bricks. That's not our problem!!!! How dear he throws this back on to us, that is a very low act and he will be receiving a phone call from me personally.

Our independant inspector is aware of the brick situation and he has a few options for the builder. I will take a firm stance with this if we are not satisfied with the bricks. I'll tell my inspector that the builder will have three options; 1) Pull down the bricks and start again 2) Render the whole house at there own expense. If they object to any of the first two options and hopefully it dosen't go down this path as our build has been good to date, even when it taking Metricon forever to build the house, then option 3) Going to VCAT before getting their final payment and give them option 1 as the only option. Hopefully it dosen't get to this as we just want our bricks to look respectable.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you are taking a firm stance re the bricks have you asked your builder for confirmation in writing from Austral stating that the bricks are what they are? As shown on display boards? We have used the Austral Noughat also and they are not the orange yours appear to be.