As if the idea of a looming PCI wasn’t enough to stress us out about how little time we have left, Megan made a call to Council on Monday to see how our certifier was progressing with information on the French Doors we sent him last week. He was out of the office.
He wasn’t just out of the office, he had gone on holiday for four weeks and didn’t bother to let us know. If we hadn’t followed up with him (like that’d happen), we would have been sitting by idly thinking stuff was progressing along nicely. Note to self – nothing ever progresses along nicely when dealing with Council.
Megan spoke to a coworker of his, and it appears that our certifier has no apparent notes on our situation, nor has he passed along our case to anyone else. What were we supposed to do?
We immediately called our site supervisor and he gave us a bit of advice about how we now need to tackle the situation. Much of our work now looks to be done by working with an independent bushfire consultation (Ecological Australia) who we’ve been working with ever since Council first raised an issue with the Merbau bi-fold doors.
In speaking to our bushfire consultant today, 40cm aluminium kickplates on the doors would put Councils fears at ease. These can be attached to the bottom of doors. This may prove to the be the easiest (and cheapest) way to go.
At any rate, that’s where we stand with the whole Council issue at the moment. So close…!