redcup wrote:Robboat, that's why I asked in a previous thread if they are still building these low doors in new contruction. If these problems are only in old buildings then it's understandable, because they were built in an era when there were few tall people here. But if they continue to do the same in new construction, as you indicate they do, that is just hopelessly stupid and doesn't bode well for the future.
Maybe they need a new NGO to teach them not to build low doorways and countertops and not to put showerhead brackets so low that you need to squat to take a shower.
We just finished our third construction and I was beginning to think our guys were sorted for getting things right the first time......wrong!
It seems the need for constant supervision is acute to prevent costly waste of time & materials when they fuck up something they have done correctly before.
Many examples...recent one was painting/lacquering of furniture...an experience (trusted) worker who usually does a great job turned in a finish that even the Cambodians said was "ot laor"....rubbish. But he could not see what was wrong
from his point of view....very frustrating.
Another example was mounting a water jet pump to lift water to the header tank....previous job was fantastic, great concreting and pipework....this job was lousy, leaking and noisy....worker thought it was ok as it did the job
I have been concentrating on consistency using pictures and examples of the previous good jobs they have done to motivate them....still do not have the definitive answer.
We are starting another development later this year so I will get that completely planned and sorted before they even start.......
I think this is why the current housing is so poor and various in heights....just no corporate knowledge or standards about how to build things correctly the first time......