On a more positive note, since the last update we now have all frames, windows and roof up! The electricians have also been in on the weekend to start the cabling work. For those who have upgraded their doors and/or windows, make sure you check the series of the doors installed. We had ours upgraded but the wrong doors were installed.
Our site manager was absent on the site inspection date which was inconvenient as we couldn't raise any issues with him. 10 issues were identified in this stage, all of which hopefully are not too difficult to resolve.
The BigM are super quick with the invoicing following the completion of a stage. As we still had outstanding issues from the base stage, we were certainly not going to pay the invoice.
What we have learnt is that once you pay the invoice for the stage, they forget about promising to fix the outstanding issues. Our invoice has been put on hold pending the resolution of the large crack in the corner of our alfresco from the base stage and the newly identified issues from the frames stage. The new doors are being made and will be replaced in 2-3 weeks.
It is great to see the house moving along, will be exciting to see the finished product.