Wednesday, April 20, 2011

PC Aye Aye

Hi All,

Just a quick update on developments over the last week.

Last Friday morning Tyrrells performed a final inspection report on our house, which arrived by email on Saturday morning. In all there were 40 external observations and just over 100 internal observations! Thankfully, the majority of these were superficial - pertaining to painting and plastering quality issues, scuff marks, and miscellaneous fixups. Others, like "missing sink to main bathroom" and "ensuite shower wall ungrouted" we had not expected this late in the piece, particularly with PCI scheduled for Monday.

The PCI walkthrough with our SS went for over two hours, not surprisingly with so many items on the inspection report to review. Some of the more obvious items, including the two above, had been resolved by the time we arrived, which was a good sign. We also found plenty more examples of paint quality issues that neither Tyrrells nor the SS had noticed. You may recall that the sole painter assigned to our job took 6+ weeks - allegedly for a superior result - though even consistently clean lines between wall and ceiling were hard to come by. Some items our SS did not agree to, like conspicuous chipping on many of the Brampton bricks in visible areas (e.g. near front and rear entrances) - that were apparently within the "acceptable threshold" for this type of brick (future buildees take note!)

The good news was that we received assurances that the rectifications would continue over the coming days and that the council inspection would be booked. If that happens as planned, then next week should see bank inspection and final internal and external cleans. Fingers crossed for a handover in the next fortnight!

Wishing you all a very relaxing and safe Easter! :)


  1. Sounds like pretty good news! Fingers crossed for a smooth few weeks :)

    Q re: inspector - did you just let your SS know you were getting one and they were happy for him to go through? Haven't yet mentioned to ours we are getting one - but he hasn't yet given us a PCI date so hmmm...

  2. Well done Craig and Sandrine sounds like a good result and one step closer to ownership of your beautiful new home.

  3. @ Shayne, yes we had to let SS know that we were getting an independent inspector as he needed access to the house.
    Note that the Metricon PCI/ Presentation is only with you and your SS. No other official inspector is present.
    Our SS used the report from Tyrells to go through faults. So it was a good thing that we had a private one done as it would have been our word against our SS and we are not experts in the industry.
    Really recommend using one.

    @ Debra. Thank you. We cannot wait. Now that the Easter break is over, we are expecting the bank to be doing their inspections today or tomorrow.
    Cross fingers.
    How are you settling into your beautiful house? Must have been bliss spending the long weekend there:)

  4. I can't wait to see your pics of it all finished and clean!!

  5. Very very exciting guys! Can't wait to see the finished product!