Monday, June 15, 2009

House Defect Inspection

We spent half the day on Saturday last weekend with the developer's site supervisor going through our unit to complete the defect inspection exercise.

Overall I would say my unit is acceptable. Acceptable in the sense that there is no major structural defect. However, there were quite a number of minor defects such as hairline crack, wall paintings and flooring timber strips to touch up, plaster ceiling not levelled, etc, etc.

We spotted 2 areas with watermarks on my LG floor. We of course highlighted this to the site supervisor. He admitted that there was a leakage before and he has patched up but they forgot to repaint the affected area. I do hope that it is indeed true, else water leakages within your wall can be the BIGGEST headache! I will be on a close look-out on these 2 spots as we have 18 months from date of VP to get them to rectify till we are satisfied.

I will leave you with part of the defects we spotted at our home.




The developer will need about 2-3 weeks to rectify the defects. Meanwhile we will use the timeframe to meet up with potential contractors or ID companies to plan and come up with some costings on how much it will costs us to renovate our home.

The design of our home is such that it does not need any extension front or back or any hacking of wall, etc. So this alone woul d have saved us quite a bit on the so-called renovation. Most of the costs involved would be to enhance the property, new furniture and fittings, etc.

Overall I love my new home and I will load up some pics of the overall home tomorrow. Its pretty spacious and with a grand ceiling height on the living room, it gives the place a tinge of grandeur and airyness to the house. See ya tomorrow!

14 comments:

Josephine said...

so envy leh...
Can move in soon....

Do check properly before move in.

LittleLamb said...

so excited for u. cant wait to see more pix

Joanna Tang said...

Wow! u really took a close close watch on all the defeats ya..

Cynthia said...

Hi, first time to your blog and congratulation on getting your new home soon.. :) Its always tedious to deal with developer on the defective period, but make sure you fully utilised the 12 / 18 months period to make the necessary complains.

Charming said...

How exciting your new home! Looking forward to updates on it.

Ann said...

Oooohhh...can't wait too for more pics. Can feel your excitement in your new project!

BabyBooned said...

the house looks great! good on u!

mommy to chumsy said...

ahh..can't wait to see more pics of your house :D

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Family first, there's always bound to be some small errors and defects with new homes.
As long as there's a warranty and good developer, you should be fine.
Our homes here have no exterior pain, but colored bricks instead as our frigid Winters will tear off the pain.
Nice homes I see in your pic.
You have a good week, keep well, Lee.

2ma said...

looking forward to see more pics of ur new home

Irene said...

envy here also lah... new big home! eeeekkk! i want.. uwaaaaa... congrats on ur dream coming true!

MeRy said...

So when will move to new house??

slavemom said...

Vy clear labelling of the defects. Hopefully the contractor wud not miss out anything.
Ooo... new home to renovate. Must be exciting (n tiring, at times :D).

Mummy Gwen said...

Eh...not many defects leh. I want to see more pics.. :D