We finally met our site manager who walked us through the house and went through some of the issues identified from the previous inspection. The crack in the alfresco was finally fixed thanks to the new site manager (Steve).
The pre-plaster inspection was scheduled in for mid december and completed by Theo from NHI who said that he is quite happy with how the build is progressing, which is music to our ears. Of the issues that were identified, some were rectified on site, the remaining issues were left for the site manager to address. It was great to see that there weren't too many issues reported.
The key issue (new) identified was an issue with the pipes in the bathroom. The plumbers seemed not to have read the plans properly and had drilled through 5 load bearing studs to install the pipes. Unfortunately this could not be undone and as there were steel beams underneath the floor, the only option we were given was to have the piping come out through the bottom of the wall under the vanity (at a no cost variation).
We had another follow up inspection scheduled in the new year with our site manager. Most of the external items have been completed (bricks, tiles, guttering, windows) and the insulation has been put in as well.
Most issues from the previous inspections have been fixed, with exception of the piping issue and confirmation from the engineering team regarding the gap above our sliding doors. Neither of these issues would hold up the plaster boards going up.
Steve ran us through the next steps and rough time frames for the remaining work. Plaster boards should be finished by the end of the month and then the internal fit outs would be commencing shortly after that. The correct doors should also come in and be installed within the next few weeks.
Communication has improved, which is great to see. Our site manager contacts us to update on progress and schedule in on site visits as required. We have also just had a change in building coordinator, hopefully there won't be any more changes until completion.
Not long to go!!! Fingers crossed there are no major issues, though I have a bad feeling this is where the problems all start =/ Need to really keep an eye out on all the colours and items that are installed and make sure that it is all as per the signed off colour schedule.