One thing that I have 'painfully' learnt in this building process is that if you find a good tradesman, keep him. It is so difficult to really find good subcontractors, due to 2 things: the skill of the subcontractors employees and the supervision/quality assurance of those employees. If you have an inadequate site supervisor and a subcontractor with mediocre skills, quality finishes will be hard to come by. However, even if you have a poor site supervisor, yet have subcontractors with their own quality assurance regarding their employees, you are in with a chance.
Unlike many other outfits, who take shortcuts wherever they can, e.g, most trades, it has been refreshing to find tradespeople who rigorously defect their own employee's work..... even before you get to it! My new painters, who I have used before on smaller projects, are outstanding! Most days, my new on-site painter gets a visit from someone in the company, for quality assurance of his work. Oh why did sign up for my builder's painter when I should have had you in the first place, Harry Latter and Sons Painters, Morningside, Brisbane? Ask for Nigel. Tell him I sent you!
Thank you Nigel (and Wilfrid) for a beautiful paint job! Paint dust aside.....it's a masterpiece in progress.