Comments: Day 18: The Building Inspector Visits - a transcript

Your inspector sounds good to me.
When we had some building work done our inspector turned up with a bad attitude and an enormous measuring kit.
Only thing she never had was a micrometer.
All the alterations and extra work she forced on the builder cost me an extra £1700 approx.
There was no point in complaining, her husband was the department chief. I could have used your spells, I still curse her when I think of that extension.

Posted by Mike on 14 July, 2021 at 4:22 PM

If the BI requires other things, at any stage, it will be because things haven't been done to Building Regs and it will definitely not be at our cost :)

It's already amused me that the rebar is already in the bottom of the foundation holes, despite the BI saying it needed a layer of concrete in first, and the liquid concrete isn't coming until 10.30am on Friday.

I have a question on old plumbing methods for you Mike. Coming up one day soon, when I can get the required photos.

Posted by Blue Witch on 14 July, 2021 at 5:19 PM

I'm a bit open-mouthed at the pictures in your last three posts. Reminds me of building work in India, where the scaffolding is wooden poles lashed together, even for high-rise flats.

Posted by Z on 14 July, 2021 at 9:43 PM

Your mention of Kniphofia reminded me of the folk group Edward II & the Red Hot Polkas...

Posted by Tim W on 15 July, 2021 at 7:24 AM