FINAL INSPECTION ✅ Our house looks like it has the chicken pox. Our stress is gone, but there is a lot to fix up which is frustrating. So, the good, the bad and the ugly from today’s inspection.
THE GOOD 😄 We hired a building inspector and thank god we did. Best decision we could have made. Overall, the house is looking great and we are just so excited to be in and be through the worst of it and on the home stretch. Things can be fixed, so we are trying not to stress too much.
THE BAD 😑 Our error list is pretty long. Most of it is pretty minor- ie mainly all paint related, a few chips, etc, but it all adds up and there is A LOT of work to be done in the next week. Some things I just shook my head at, as if the tradies just half-assed it and think we won’t notice. Like the fact they only sealed around the front half of the toilets. The carpeting looks incredible but there are gaps at the corners. The caulking outside between brick looks like it was done in 5 seconds and is not even at all. There are scratches on so many of the windows (which is actually pretty major......). One whole shower head flew off and broke when Henry turned it on. The list of fix-ups goes on.
THE UGLY 😡 We were left with a handful of pretty ugly surprises. First, we were told our brick pillars aren’t actually going to be rendered, and that it’s “not in the contract” - yet it is in the official plans, and they aren’t even bricked properly to a presentable level. Second, our outdoor alfresco is supposed to be concreted - it’s on the plans, and we were told we were getting it - but they have said it’s not in the contract and that would have been part of the slab. BUT when we emailed head office a few months ago checking on this, we were told it would be poured right near the end. Third, our splashback was supposed to just be along the back, but they’ve now designed the glass to also come out along the sides which was not to plan. This was discussed with our sales guy so. many. times. We even changed our power plugs because of this. But this one actually isn’t clear enough in the contract so we will probably lose this one. (continued in the comments below...)