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Old 2012-04-01, 01:50 PM
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Here's another one for the folks.

The Patio door frame, a broken piece of molding was installed, and NOT replaced... "maybe he won't notice"

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Old 2012-04-01, 01:51 PM
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well ok but the reality is your expectations exceed what happens with present day high volume construction

believe me I've been down this road many times with all the same frustrations
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Old 2012-04-01, 02:05 PM
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well ok but the reality is your expectations exceed what happens with present day high volume construction

believe me I've been down this road many times with all the same frustrations
LOL. No excuse. It's called time management. Get a laptop and schedule your work appropriately. I cannot wait till the bubble ends and these trades STARVE! Builders included.
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Old 2012-04-01, 02:05 PM
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here is one of the best lines i have ever heard of regarding new homes construction workmanship and how despite it being inexcusable it is still considered acceptable.

"if you were to buy a brand new car, would it be ok for the mechanic to still be installing the doors while you're driving away from the dealership?"

again it dosent and shouldnt matter what you CHOOSE to do for a living, i expect the same level of professionalism and dedication to detail from my Tradesperson as I do from my Neurosurgeon..
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Old 2012-04-01, 02:06 PM
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LOL. No excuse. It's called time management. Get a laptop and schedule your work appropriately. I cannot wait till the bubble ends and these trades STARVE! Builders included.
Exactly.. why are people defending this level of quality? We pay 400000$the profit margin is INCREASING for builders as the real estate market climbs irationally.

This is no excuse, and I'm not accepting this as the standard of quality for a nearly half a million $ house or a 200k condo.
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Old 2012-04-01, 02:08 PM
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Here's a basement post. Tips to everyone, measure a line, and check the square.

I noticed it was visibly twisted, and THIS is the repair work that was done... Some putty work (to fix it at eye level) , instead of ripping it out and restarting the drywall.

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Old 2012-04-01, 02:12 PM
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Here's a picture of my cabinets. Now these are beautiful, if there's any sign of pride, and quality of work here, it's these cabinets.

These guys did an awesome job.

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Old 2012-04-01, 02:17 PM
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The Glass tile decking for my Ensuite.

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Old 2012-04-01, 02:25 PM
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why are people defending this level of quality? .
please don't think I'm defending it - all I'm saying is that any expectation of perfect is not going to be met

I've submitted 30 day tarion reports with > 250 items several times.

your frustrations will rise exponentially with the amount of time and effort required to get all the things fixed - that is a sad reality too with most builders

often I'll go ahead and just fix things myself - less time and trouble
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Old 2012-04-01, 02:39 PM
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please don't think I'm defending it - all I'm saying is that any expectation of perfect is not going to be met

I've submitted 30 day tarion reports with > 250 items several times.

your frustrations will rise exponentially with the amount of time and effort required to get all the things fixed - that is a sad reality too with most builders

often I'll go ahead and just fix things myself - less time and trouble
Yeah I hear what you're saying, and I'm fully capable of fixing these things, but I paid money for this, and I'm not ready to throw away money. I'm not expecting perfection, as there are COUNTLESS issues in the house that I will accept to live with, but the most obvious ones, no way.

Again, I'm really really surprised that a builder would look at this work, and say "Hey, we're ready for the PDI". I was promised a home with the level of quality equal to the model home... This is not it.
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