Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pre Christmas work

The issues with the brickwork mentioned in the last post was discussed with our site supervisor but it was all over the phone and whilst we received a verbal agreement to have our concerns addressed, it was hard to tell what was going to be fixed and when. We tried to organise a site meeting with our supervisor, hopefully with the bricky too, but as it was getting close to Christmas it never happened.

In the meantime, some other things which we noticed had been completed include:

1/ Inspection items regarding window gaps fixed with the installation of aluminium fills that match window frames.

Example of top fill...

Example of side fill...

2/ Acoustic and thermal insulation throughout the house.

3/ Roof truss over outdoor room. Hopefully the roof goes on soon.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Top floor bricks done

Once the scaffolding issue was resolved, the top floor bricks went up fairly quickly and should look fantastic after a clean! (Though more later on the issues found on closer inspection.) The only brickwork left to complete is the garage which is still needing a roof.

So, on closer inspection..... the brickwork has been a little disappointing. Whilst the bulk of it is pretty good and from a distance, it's all very neat, there are too many imperfections to ignore. The problems we noticed is in the edge work, mostly around windows. Bricks not lining up, missing mortar, and raking not done properly.

Example of bricks and mortar width not lining up under window edge.

Right hand side of the same window is fine. It's as though a different bricky worked on the other side of the window!

Example of cracked, missing, BLOTCHED UP mortar. What kind of quality workmanship is this??! Will have to chase this up with the builder next week.