Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) is booked for Friday morning. We’re almost there!!
PCI is when the builders declare the work is complete “or all but complete” in accordance with the contract and the house is “reasonably fit for occupation”. Essentially it’s when we get to go around with a fine tooth comb and agree on a list of touch-up or repair items with our site supervisor ahead of final handover. All being well, we’ll get the keys ten days later!
The last couple of weeks haven’t been without their fair share of complications still; the biggest one being the hot water unit. Again.
It’s a long story, so I’ll save you the details and the pregnant-woman tears… tears that managed to scare our site supervisor from speaking to me, he only deals with P now – whoever would voluntarily deal with a pregnant woman at such a stressful time?!?
To recap, this is the point we thought we’d finally solved the HWU and AC positioning issue, then this is where the HWU was installed slap bang in the wrong place, well finally here is the punch line: our brand new roof-mounted hot water unit:
Anyone want to buy a lo-line tank?
As you can imagine, this was a worry and an expense we could really have done without. I’m only glad it’s finally resolved now though.
The next dramatic change, though thankfully far less stressful, is that the bullnose isn’t sitting right and is currently being rebuilt:
Being a public holiday tomorrow, fingers crossed they managed to finish up today.
Everything else done in the last week or so appears to have been much more successful. And there’s a lot of it…..
Door handles throughout:
Garage doors fitted – at the back:
And the front:
P’s precious server rack:
Plus the security alarms and perimeter sensors all look to be finished (no photos sorry).
The linen cupboard has finally been fixed with the sliding doors and tile finish…
…as well as the correct shelves:
Drain grates are on (and still covered in white sticky stuff, but they’re stainless steel underneath):
And all the towel rails and bathroom finishings:
But prettiest of all, our oven and hob are in:
By the time we get to inspect on Friday the whole place should have been cleaned throughout – can’t wait!
Oh and a wee postscript to the last post – unfortunately the paver delivery had known to be doubled in error, so our side path schemes may have to wait.