Our Building Support coordinator responded to our concerns about the storm water drain and crossover promptly and facilitated a meeting with the base stage supervisor and another with the SS.
Finally had a meeting with the Base Stage Supervisor (better late than never) and went through the issues of the relocation of the storm water drainage point and the gap between the fence and garage wall. Unfortunately, we didn't go through the entire site but hopefully our SS can answer some of the other questions.
Despite a call by the Base Supervisor to the subcontractor it is still unclear why the subcontractors relocated the storm water discharge point by 800mm to where the future crossover will be. However, he has reassured me that it is easily enough to relocate it to a different position (at no cost to us). Have to check with our local council to make sure everything is ok and to mark the minimum distance from the southern border of the property for the final storm water discharge point. The easiest thing to do is to relocate it back to the original position. Hoping the Base Supervisor will call back about a reason why the subcontractors move it in the first place!
Found out why the gap between the garage slab edge and the fence is so wide. They have measured the distance from the edge of the slab/footing to the surveyed boundary line (which is inside the southern fence line) and not to the fence paling line. This issue has not been raised with us previously. The difference in gap between the fence line and surveyed line ranges from 100mm to about 500mm! Which adds to the gap between the fence and edge of the garage slab/footing.
Anyway, this is where we are up to in the construction:
- Installation of Roof tiles
- Some windows
- Electrical rough in
- Solar Hot water
- Airconditioning unit
- Main bedroom doors to verandah
Noticed there was no roof sarking installed which apparently is not a standard item for Metricon - it was never mentioned by Metricon during all the consultation phase. It would have been nice to be given the option to include it but now it's too late.
Having a meeting with the SS next week.