Saturday, 8 October 2011

Seven is lucky for some

We have had a long time to think about the specifications of our home between signing our contract (27.03.2011) and now. Every detail has probably been checked about 100 times...

So there have been quite a few PCVs - 7 to be exact, and our BC has been a gem throughout them all. Not something to be proud of, but we have just became her customer with the most PCVs. Some things have been added/removed in one PCV and then changed back later - again she has been very accommodating. A bottle of nice Champagne will be coming her way when we finish Construction Drawings.

PCV 1 - Things not correct, picked up at contract signing

Relocation of laundry cabinets/sink to be against external wall
Relocation of the evaporative cooling duct in the Rumpus
Remove sink from middle of master bedroom
Stain external laundry and ensuite door
Stain 4 leaf and 5 leaf bifold doors
Change front door glass back to clear
Add quick slide doors to robes in bedrooms 2 and 3
Remove handles from the cabinets on the back of island bench
Add laminex crystal gloss cabinetry to pantry
Locate washing machine taps and waste points in laundry cabinet
Remove extension of splashback behind rangehood
Final drawings should show pot drawer under steam oven as per promotion
Also a few refunds due to staining of windows being calculated at the wrong price

PCV 2 (07.06.2011)

Change paint colour of alfresco beam to CB Monument
Specify edge to all stone around the house to be the same cut (straight with radius eased)
Couple of changes to electrical documents

PCV 3 (07.06.2011)

Upgrade to cat 6 bricks (Hawthorn / Hawksburn) from cat 3 (LaTrobe)

PCV 4 (12.08.2011)

Add Telstra underground connection (why this isn't a standard inclusion, we'll never know)
Increase size of windows in study to be the same as the display
Extend splashback behind rangehood
Refund for incorrectly charged garage door

PCV 5 (02.09.2011)

Couple of changes to electrical documents
Provide mirror image of pantry (it wasn't flipped when the rest of the house was)

PCV 6  - Approved by PD, still waiting on documentation, requested mid September

Change ensuite and bathroom cabinetry to crystal gloss
Plaster over the niche in dining room and remove light

PCV 7  -  Approved by PD, still waiting on documentation, requested early October

Increase ceiling heights to 9' from 8.5' (don't know why we didn't do this at the start - overlooked)
Increase the 2 bi fold door's heights to 2340mm

We were told very clearly "no structural changes after Tender" but as you can see this hasn't happened. We have been charged a $500 fee for re-engineering drawings and then the cost of the item. So we are really happy. Maybe it is because all these changes are making PD some cash. We now feel confident the house is right and have stopped looking at the drawings. For now. Maybe. Although a pool would be nice, don't you think...? Hmmm...

1 comment:

  1. yes please - a pool would be great! Then you have to get a pool boy. BONUS!