Mar 09, 2018 10:39 am
We have our practical completion scheduled for today but the builder has not completed:
- Installation of the HWS
- Cut out the cupboard for the laundry sink
- fitted a shower screen to the MES
They are saying that these are minor and will be completed before handover of course. But I'm just wondering whether it's reasonable to have PC when they have not even completed installation of contract items. I thought PC would be just about defect finding in a fully completed house?
Has anyone experienced this before?
Re: Practical Completion - things not done2
Mar 09, 2018 10:01 pm
It's not unusual to fit appliances and HWS on Handover morning.
A lot of these get stolen if they are installed pre-handover.
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Re: Practical Completion - things not done3
Mar 11, 2018 11:54 pm
Thanks for the reply. I just did not experience this with our previous build. I don't think they were worried about theft. I think they just couldn't finish what they needed to on time. Everything has been on site for a bit.
Re: Practical Completion - things not done4
Mar 12, 2018 7:19 am
Our house was ready at pc - they were just doing final paint touch ups. We picked up on a couple of thing like door handles not being level and some cosmetic stuff but it was all fixed and they did a few more minor touch ups at our 6month post handover walk through. You can make your final payment by cheque too on the day, if your builder accepts, so you can check that all the contracted items are in place at handover.... good luck.
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