This week, we’ve moved on with the plumbing. The word “plumber” definitely has made me nervous, what with our past experience. What we were needing at this stage was the rough-in for our ensuite, bathroom and laundry. Partly set up pipes for the kitchen and get the sewer line outside of the house inspected. That was another thing that Woodorth Plumbing never done…they never arranged for any inspections by NSW Fair Trading. We also needed a new gulley set up…and yep! You guessed it…not done by Woodorth Plumbing.
This time we looked back at some of our past quotes. We also created a new ad on HIpages and decided that we would find someone ourselves. When dealing with tradies and first meeting them, impressions count. If they turn up at the time they said they would then it is just one step closer to trust. There are a lot of them out there that make broken promises and they haven’t even given us a quote yet, so immediately they are struck off my list. Then there are the ones that arrive on site and are very thoughtful, notice the issues and give you solutions, but also understand that this is your project, you are the customer and whatever you want they will deliver. These are the kinds of people that you want to hire. Of course, it will come at a cost. We met 2 plumbers that seemed reliable, next was the question of how much they were going to cost us. One plumber came recommended by our neighbour, and he was a lovely man, he took a week to quote us and it arrived in the mail – bit old school. Unfortunately he was just outside way too expensive. We then had another quote that was half the price, the plumber was quick to respond…we had to move quick…so we booked him in.
All is right in the world
Flowcorp Plumbing turned up and were straight into it. It was such a HUGE relief to see Adrian put the pipes in the correct place and just fix the mess that the other plumbers left. After day one, Anthony and I were so impressed by his work. What I was also happy with, was he left day one with the area clean, rubbish piled to one side and not strewn everywhere.
Inspection day is today, so Flowcorp Plumbing have organised this *fingers crossed* for an approval, then he’ll be back again just before lock up and then finally to fit in all the bathware and tapware.
Although Flowcorp Plumbing are still yet to complete the job, I highly recommend them for the work so far. The work was excellent and Adrian was reliable and cost competitive.
So plumbing…to be continued…