So after weeks of reviewing largely the same plans (small variations made by M – mostly by their hand without any discussion) we have signed off on final plans as pre our requirements and requests….
QA, Drafties and to a lesser extent Studio M have a lot to answer for. Illogical and unrequested changes without any discussion as to why or communication as to what had changed is unacceptable – there... I'm feeling better already. DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING!!!!
Well, we also took advantage of their multiple versions and requested a number of small changes ourselves. I look at it this way – it’s not final til it’s final. M can change items around without any fuss, so why can’t we…. So while reviewing the plans, for the god knows how many times, we decided to move this, change that, etc etc. “Just make this change to the next version if you wouldn’t mind”
On a more positive note, our CSC has been great and followed up all our queries and ensured any illogical / unrequested changes were reinstated. Felt a little sorry for her a few times, as she was the ‘middle man’ the majority of the time – but that’s what her role is I guess.
So, the next step is to wait for our construction service consultation (made that title up) and / or our site manager to contact us. We have been told its usually 2 weeks b/w pre-construction and construction til you see anything actually happen. The construction team has already made a start on our job so work on the slab could be as early as this time next week.
Now that's progress….