Hi Inglewood, that was a bit disappointing.
After the initial shock at the site costs, we asked immediately about the disability issues. We told them at that point, if they could not do those, then we would not be able to proceed as they are non negotiable. None of that was on the tender at all.
The tender presenter had only got to have a quick look at the document before talking to us. We ended up having to talk to the production people and get the ok there. At this point, as it is a disability issue they will leave the shower open with no lip but will need to waterproof the entire ensuite as there is no way of containing the water to the shower area otherwise. We will have to put in either a shower curtain or a get a glass place to put in the glass screen after handover. They will also have to put a small "mound" at the doorway of the ensuite to ensure any water in the ensuite drains away from the bedroom. The mound will not be a step just a gentle rise as I understand it so there is no step to get over. The production people also gave the Ok for the overheight toilet we requested. However, as none of this was in the tender, we have no prices for any of it, which is a bit concerning.
Almost none of our window or plaster requests were on the tender either. Apparently, the estimator had printed the document before he finished everything on the tender and they could see it on their system but could not print it? and the estimator was not in today. We sat there for almost 4 hours whilst we went through it all again same as we did with the SC. We now have to have another tender appointment when they have done it all (and take another day off work, which is expensive when you work for yourself). This time I am not making an appointment until I know that they have a finished tender in their hands.
You would think that as the appointment was made more than two weeks ago, they had enough time to get it all together. I know PD build quality houses, they built the one I am living in but the admin process leaves a lot to be desired at this point.