Wednesday, July 14, 2010

the roof

The saga is still continuing. The workers came back to fix their poor job and have done another poor job. better than the last that is for sure but i am starting to think that maybe they are illiterate or something because they seem unable to follow simple instructions. The most resent was he asked me to measure how much tin i wanted to cut off the edge of the shed. I responded 260mm on the left hand side and 160 on the right, string line between both marks and we will be right. So he went and measured 260 from both ends and now the roof is too short on one end... so does that mean he has to do my roof AGAIN! not to mention the screws without rubbers, going in at wrong angles, not screwed into battens, barge boards leaving my battens exposed, holes in the tin...etc. They were meant to have it done last week. it has been two weeks now and it seems it will be extending into a third week. It is really a pain the the but. I got these guys so i didn't have to stress and worry about it. oh well so much for that. Lets just see if they can at least do the job properly. My be they will agree to keep it as is and I don't pay them? might work. I can probably manage to fix it all by myself. I am glad I am an owner builder, no one else to blame for shoddy work myself and I know that it will be done right (well to the best of my knowledge : )

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wheres my roof?

Hi everyone, well the latest thing to happen is the roof has been done. Been a complete nightmare really. They werent meant to remove all the shingles but as you can see that ddint happen! Firstly they didnt remove any and put the new tin directly onto the shingles. I called up that night and the next day they had to remove the tin off the roof again, however then they went the other way and removed all the shingles off. I had only asked them to cut sections of them off. My building designer said they did me favour and he is probably right, however it was a shock to see the original roof removed. I have salvaged a large amount of shingles to use in my kitchen as features, I think it will look really nice. I feel the roofers have done a rushed job. I guess they are roofers and not restorers. These guys now days dont deal with many jobs like mine and I would say they havent done the neatest job. My shed and ceiling is covered in dust, dirt and bird poop. The sisalation isnt very neatly done....etc..... it has been a big stress, and I was paying them so i wouldnt have to stress!!! oh well.