Day 276, Saturday 21 May 2011. Waited patiently, which I will say is very unike me, for the builders to come to the party. You know , the one where they admit that a design flaw isnt a paying customer's fault and therefore should be remedied without too much ado.
One sided party it turned out to be for I got a call early yesterday morning saying ah yes, the porch was designed to be leaky and so we wont be a-fixing it. Unless you dig deep (again) and cough up two thousand big ones.
Well, Consumer Affairs agrees. I had a chat with them soon after our SS put the phone down, and it is as simple as being "not fit for purpose". Its not like I expect the porch to do the washing, cleaning and laundry for us (that would be nice!) but all we really want is for it to be a functional porch, and protect us from the elements. Which it doesnt.