“Only he who does nothing makes a mistake. “ -French Proverb
While we can all dream about a house build that was mistake free, it’s not something that’s likely to happen to any of us. Mistakes happen – it’s just a fact of life it seems. But what really counts is how those mistakes are addressed.
When we noticed the issues surrounding the bifold doors and the frosted glass on the front door over the weekend, we made a point to try and call our site supervisor first thing Monday morning so he’d be aware of the error, and get a jump on fixing it. Come to find out, he got the jump on us. He already knew we were concerned about the mistake!
So how did he already know? The only logical explanation is that either he or the Metricon office are reading this blog (Hello!) and taking a proactive approach to the build. Initially this blog was intended to let my family and friends overseas follow alongside us in our adventure. But when we discovered that Metricon read their customer blogs (such as ours), we found their ability to respond quickly to our concerns increased significantly. Well done!
So, to all those who are in the process of building a home, I highly suggest documenting the progress and questions you may have surrounding the progress through a blog. Not only will it allow those around you to better understand what goes into the process of building a home, but it will allow your builder to understand your concerns and questions without persistent phone calls to the builder – something that can often do more harm than good as it disrupts both your day and theirs.