Monday, June 6, 2011

Pre-Construction Meeting

Pre-construction meeting was today.  We met the project manager and reviewed our master selections.  This went pretty smoothly.  This is the meeting you find out that if you want anything changed, break out the "Custom Change Order" form with a lofty cost.  The only thing we found out about today (that we didn't already have previous knowledge of) was that the garage is not insulated.  To meet energy star requirements, walls of living space have insulation, but not the exterior walls of the garage.  I had assumed (incorrectly) that the energy star requirement would mean that they would have to insulate this wall, obviously I was mistaken.  In hind-sight, we can always take down the sheet rock and do it ourselves before painting, if we need to.  That is to be determined.

We also went through and verified the location of all the celing fan rough-ins and additional outlets.  We're putting three extra outlets in the garage for things like tools and Christmas lights.

I plan on taking pictures every week throughout the process so look forward to seeing those.

6 comments:

  1. I know of one Ryan Blogger who went and spent around $110 and went to her house at night. She put up her own isulation. Ryan had NO problems with her doing this. You may want to try it!

    We were told the two of the three walls that connect to the house will have insulation and drywall (not painted though). And that it would be cheaper for us to finish the garage on our own than Ryan charges. We talked to our PM yesterday, and he said we were welcome to talk to the drywall guys and have them come back after closing to finish it. Lots of people have and it's cheaper. Just a thought! You'll have one full wall not complete and then the 2 other little spaces by the door otherwise.

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  2. Can't wait for the pics! We also put extra out lets in the garage, and 1 in one of the master closets upstairs.

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  3. I think you're right about doing the insulation on our own. I doubt they'd rip it out, but who knows.

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  4. Here, we have one company do insulation and another do drywall. So when the drywall people come, they wouldn't know if we put it in or not.

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  5. Guess it just depends on how detailed the project manager is to notice it or not. Or if the brand was different in the place we would put it.

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  6. The insulation that the other blogger installed on their own was totally different then what RH installed...I am sure it would have to be the PM catching it, but my gutt says that as long as you do a professional looking job they will just ignore it.

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