Apr 14, 2019 10:57 am
We walked on to site the other day only to find what can be described to look like a fridge attached to the outside of our home. We eventually found out that both our architects and builders did not allow enough room next to the lift internally for the lift control box. Quick run down. Early during the build when ground slab was being poured, ??I overheard the builder talking to the architect about a lift (not the one we have specked in the contract). I had a bad feeling so that evening I went home and wrote and email to the builders and the architects asking if they have the right lift specked and told them what that was. I received and email back from them both the following day confirming the lift I had chosen was the one that was specked. I then asked to go back to the lift manufacturer as one extra safety measure to confirm all details again and had that resent out to builders and architects. Now we have no choice but to have a fridge installed to the side of our house (see image). Neither the builder or architect are taking responsibility, the architects blame the lift people for not picking up on their drawings that the space is not sufficient, the builders sort of blame the architects but not in words. Has this ever happened to anyone else? If so, what did you do? I imagine this is a highly unusual thing to happen.??
Re: Home elevator2
Apr 14, 2019 12:35 pm
If it’s to the side as you say it is, I don’t see the issue. Much like a HWS it can be screened off from sight if you wanted, although that pic looks like it’s going to end up a neat job anyway. Be different if it were facing the street or taking up space that was allocated to outdoors living, but it just looks like dead side space.
Anyway what are you expecting now, I can’t see how it can possibly be changed without great expense and re-engineering?
Re: Home elevator3
Apr 29, 2019 12:22 am
At a minimum, these details should have been spelled out in the contract. If it is completely fulfilled, regardless of the final type, then it can hardly be fixed at the expense of the builders. The only way out is spending and restructuring this complex. But I do not see any problem, to be honest. I had to correct a similar situation with a whole house generator just by replacing this complex with a similar one in terms of characteristics only less than
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It’s a good sign if Metricon are confident enough to show your house to others. The workmanship on my house was so poor they never would have done this!