Builder changed the floor plans without notice?
We bought a pre-construction house based off the floor plans in the brochure back in early 2020.
A week later after we signed the papers, the Builder showed updated floor plans, claiming that the ones in the brochure were dated, which were a huge departure from the original floor plans. We informed them that we weren't okay with the new floor plans, and we made agreed upon amendments to the floor plans. Seemed like both sides were happy at this point.
Due to COVID, construction was delayed, which came to no one's surprise. About a couple of days ago, we asked for an update from the Builder, at which point the site manager offered to show us the property in person. We were able to see the unit before drywall was put up and immediately noticed more floor plan changes were made without notice. When we asked about the additional partition walls, the site manager said that it was due to fire safety code. They partitioned each floor with more walls, to the point where each floor basically had a room. Almost like room rentals. What's worse, is that three floors had a fire hose cabinet that wasn't in any of the the floor plans. I've never seen a condo townhouse with a fire hose cabinet on almost each floor.
I've attached an image showcasing the new walls they added in pink, as well as the location of the fire hose cabinets.
Anyone know what's going on? Did they register this unit as something other than a SFH? Was the fire safety inspection done incorrectly? Or were they misinformed?