GEOnTREY - That is super exciting. Getting so close. I definitely advise engaging an independent inspector. It has been stressful reading the reports (mostly because I have no idea myself) but I feel like it has given me a bit of piece of mind and has validated concerns I have had during the process (e.g., cracked brick face).
I am thinking of visiting the house this week. Last time I was there the brickwork was still in progress. It takes about 1.5 hrs to get there and with a clingy rescue dog who hates car trips the journey is not particularly enjoyable . I'm keen to see the tiling though!
Are you using Darbecca? What stages?
What was the outcome with your bricks?