After my recent visit to the Laguna showroom, I realised that I completely overlooked a major design feature in the master bedroom balcony. Whilst the plans show the balcony to be cladded in Scyon Matrix (like the Laguna’s), the South/West walls outside the WIR will be cladded in Scyon Stria.
These pics show all external bedroom and balcony walls are cladded in Matrix panels.
I am flabbergasted that I didn’t pick up such an obvious discrepancy. I must have looked over the plans a million times! I just assumed our balcony will be built just like the Laguna balcony. Assumption really is the mother of all screw ups!!!
I discussed the oversight with our site manager J when I met him for the frame walk through. He was sympathetic but a stickler for the rules! So being the straight shooter that he is, he suggested I raise my concerns to our construction support coordinator A. Damn, I had hoped J was the flexible type and he could accommodate the change off the books. Cheeky I know but surely it can’t be too hard to swap the cladding materials over?
Having experienced Metricon’s inflexibility in the past, I didn’t have high hopes of getting a positive outcome to my request to rectify the oversight. A’s reply confirmed Metricon’s policy of ‘no further variations during construction‘. I sent another request to escalate to management for a review but I’m really not holding my breath. It’s the downside of going with a volume builder!
I’m trying to channel my husband’s cool as a cucumber attitude to this latest hiccup. He doesn’t think the Stria will look too badly and he reassures me when we move in I won’t notice the little things. Hmm I’m not so sure that I could gloss over something as glaringly obvious as the different cladding materials in the balcony! But here’s hoping, and I guess if it doesn’t grow on me it can’t be too hard to fix after handover right?
What do you guys think?