Friday, 8 June 2007

[Progress.008] Are We There Yet?

It has been pouring like hell in the past 2 days. The weather forcast for the long weekend doesn't look good either. Yes, we need more rain, but how can I start my construction in such bad weather? Hopefully before my construction starts, we got enough water and the rain stops...

Report Required for Tree Removal
Council wants us to find an arborist to write a tree report before they could approve the tree removal. Still struggling on this, as we don't want to spend $500+ to be told that the tree is healthy...

Are we there yet?
Still working hard on the drawings and tender, already picked up a few mistakes:
  • The ensuite door was changed to sliding instead of hinged, but the drawing wasn't updated.

  • The space reserved for dish washer under kitchen benchtop was moved to cater for sink position, but the power point still remain in original location.

  • They added extra robe door in one of the bedrooms as requested to fully utilise the space. But from the drawings, it shows that the newly added right hand side door will hit the room door when both opened.

  • Felt like dealing with IBx, our outsourced partner at work. You paid them money for service, but you still have to double check what they did...

    They even put in a note on all drawings: "It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that the layout and all special inclusions are correct".

    Just received the "plain English" contract yesterday. Looks like need to spend another week on this document...

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