Our queries regarding the staircase was touched on but after looking at the draft New Home contract, it appears that the staircase is still incorrect not to mention that we received quite a shock to discover that the staircase was double the price of what was signed off in the PC variation request.
After a full review (yes this is how we spend our weekends and downtime :) ) of the New Home Contract and the multiple variation documents that were provided to us, we came out with 18 issues that needed to be fixed. It is frustrating that even if it's mistakes made by the builder, they don't adjust the draft contract, instead they keep issuing out variations to fix those mistakes. We don't have a lot of confidence that they can track all these variation documents properly and we have made it clear that we will not be willing to sign any building contract where there are outstanding issues and incomplete data.
We received a response from our CSC the next day advising that our estimate and plans were finalised without our selection upgrades as these were not available at the time our contract was prepared and that re-preparation will not be achievable by our building contract signing appointment as they have a lot of jobs in the queue. She assured us that all our variations would be drawn into our final construction plans and she will send them through to us for our approval before building commences. It's getting really frustrating that this builder just does not understand/refusing to accept that we DO NOT want to sign anything that is not FINAL. If we sign off something not final, who's to say that the builder won't just proceed with what the signed off contract listed, and will refuse to include what was left out?
Come on Big M.... a final contract is a FINAL contract!