On Monday, the builder walked off the job site. He has about 70% of the money and has completed only about 50% of the job. We are trying to get the contractor (you know how I feel about him) to do what we paid him for and get the work back underway. We shall see how that all pans out.
Today’s post is to document what is done and not done to this point, from my perspective… which is the only perspective that matters since I’m the homeowner.
I will start with the bathroom.
Still to be completed by the builder:
Plumbers drain ditch needs to be filled with cement.
The walls need to be furred out so that the shower can be attached to it.
The door needs to be removed and filled in and the new window inserted and then something done with the stone walls on that side as well so it doesn’t look stupid. At this point, I’m OK with the stone walls if we can fill in the doorway/window and I then put the towel racks on the lower portion on a drywall wall. The door is to be reused upstairs.
The duct work has to be framed in at the ceiling.
The pocket door needs to be inserted and drywalled.
The bricks that were drilled out for the HVAC need to be repaired, the holes filled.
A clothes chute needs to be installed.
Some other plumbing and electrical and HVAC need to be done, but that isn’t the job of the builder.
In the Master Bedroom
The ceiling needs to be finished. There is to be soundproofing insulation and of course, drywall… and paint!
The walls need to be finished, drywall and insulation and paint on the new portion.
The closet needs to be framed and built and drywalled.
They took the trim off of 2 of the windows and cut the drywall all the way down for some reason… that has to be repaired.
There are other holes of drywall that have to be repaired.
Then… the HVAC has to be framed in and drywalled.
Not to mention the new French Doors (which are NOT part of the original work and are also NO LONGER part of this builder’s job either).
This room is a mess. Yes, I still have some electrical and flooring to deal with, but there is plenty for the builder to be completing.
What about upstairs?
Both bedrooms need windows – the holes are not even cut for them.
One window is in the hall, the other hole is cut, but the window not installed.
Drywall, insulation, ceiling, insulation, etc.
The doorways between the new addition and the existing house need to be cut and doors installed.
Doors to the bedrooms installed.
The door to the outside installed.
AND all those windows and doorways finished with the trim that matches the rest of the house.
Attic flooring needs to be finished.
Attic stairs need to be installed…and for some reason, even though it was on the plans and he was told about it almost daily, he didn’t leave room in the trusses/rafters for the pull-down stairs so that will probably be a huge problem. AND the wall cut to connect the 2 attics.
Yes, electrical still needs to be completed and a little bit of HVAC, but most of this work is the responsibility of the builder.
Flooring is my job, though baseboards are to be installed by the builder.
Shall we go outside?
There are piles of wood.. possibly being ruined by the weather.
The soffit for the roofing is not done.
Insulation under the overhang is needed so the upstairs bedroom is not cold in that part.
Siding… siding… siding. The siding is on site.
Again, the window and doors.
Rain gutters and down spouts.
There will be a spiral staircase for egress. That is NO LONGER part of this builder’s responsibility.
There will be an outside light by the new door, but that would be electrical’s job.
So… as you can see… clearly, MAYBE 50% done. I do understand that the roof is a huge project. I am probably forgetting something in my listing above. As I think of it, I will come edit this post to reflect where this project stands as of today, DECEMBER 13, 2017.