Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
pauldab
107 Posts
MessageFollow
pauldab
107 Posts
Senior Member

Follow
107Posts2LikesMost Active Topics

pauldab

Joined 11 March 2016
Senior Member
13 d13 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic

Cheers.
For me the raked ceiling was worth the money, I was talking to the chippie who did most of the fixing works last week and after showing his wife…

13 d13 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic

The shiny floors are a bit of an illusion. The actual finish is quite dull and not what we expected so I'm trying to find a way of increasing the…

13 d13 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Electrical Appointment - What Would You Do?

As has been said before, don't worry too much about the electricals if it is single story. All extras cam be added post completion using external facing wall cavity's or…

20 d20 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Drainage easement and swimming pool

I'm building in Melbourne so don't know the intricacies of challenges faced where you are. (I guess you're from NSW).

20 d20 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Drainage easement and swimming pool

http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/easements/
Anything on the easement will need to be removed and reinstated at your expense if a utility needs access to work.
I'm contemplating putting a deck over part…

21 d21 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

If it was anything like mine our SM had all trades for both stages working over the top of each other so lockup and fixing completed on paper the same…

  ⋅  1
28 d28 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

I mentioned the yellow pipes based on your previous photo with bricks - at the bottom of the pic it looks to be a short piece of yellow sleeved pipe…

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Multi layer pipe is fine for internal use, the issue is when it is outside as UV will degrade the material.
http://metropolis.melbourne/shell-be-ri ... -urgently/
I saw hundreds of these…

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Also take a good look a the gas inlet pipe, it should be copper or gal, however that yellow jacket makes me worry it may be the multi layer pipe…

  ⋅  2
1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Yep, thats the external fresh water tap.
Those grey things are a plug used by the plumbers to cap off an outlet.

  ⋅  1
1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

PCI was done 2 weeks ago, only had paint touchups and getting some things like missing shelves installed but as I mentioned our SM was all over it.

  ⋅  1
1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

And ours was 9 months.... but actual build has taken 5 months to the day (even after counting the xmas shutdown).
Temp fences up and site scrape 26 Sept 2016
Handover tomorrow!
Seems…

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Time to erect new house frame?

Our build was 4 days (with bad rain) for my 25sq single storey from start of frame to roof trusses being installed.

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic

HANDOVER MONDAY!!!!!
Driveway in and all of the defects found on PCI are complete so happy that this build has gone so well.
Post handover jobs begin for me and it's going…

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Which clause?
Ours has the ones at 6 & 8 but not 7.
Is your build KDRB or greenfields? I reckon we didn't have 7 in ours as we are greenfields.

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic

No photos yet but the PCI was done today. Only painting touchups, a couple of missing shelves to install, driveway and drainage repairs and this thing is done!
I am impressed…

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Site map - contour map?

You're probably going to need to have this done by a surveyor unless your land is in a development where it has already been surveyed for engineering.

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

We did roman blinds on the living room windows (incl the stacker door) and rollers for the rest - came in at $3.8k for the lot.
Going to do curtains over…

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Standard for us was 2 fresh taps (front and rear) and 1 recycled tap at rear. This was in addition to the ones attached to the water meters from the…

  ⋅  1
2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Melbourne, Northern Suburbs

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Take that advice with a grain of salt. I had a definite no from everyone I spoke to asking for 3rd party trade access throughout the build.

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

not really, i had a few locations unavailable to me as gas fired units couldn't be placed within x metres of a window or corner (cant remember the actual…

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Be aware that plumbing rules may dictate a hws needs to be in an open area.

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Be very careful that if this variation is not covered by a provisional or prime cost expense in the contract you may be paying a heap, plus builders margin (which…

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

I've only really used it to keep track that our payments were made by the bank. For the rest (schedules, meetings etc) it was horribly out of date so I…

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
HELP re: payment of utility bills during construction

Although in this one, the builder pays for all electrical use until handover.
We have the same in our contract (builder pays for service installation and electrical use, we pay for…

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

I had a look at the new inclusion booklets for Metricon in Vic. Both Freedom and Designer now have the EXACT same inclusions across the entire range.
So that $40k for…

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic

We are so close to PCI I can almost smell it.
Just small things being complete, final render coat, eaves, front deck all done.
Final services (Gas, Comms) run in to the…

Most Active Topics

Building with Metricon
4981 Posts
Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic
47 Posts
Drainage easement and swimming pool
4 Posts
Ikea Robes
17 Posts
Joined homeone
11 March 2016

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy
Professionals
Advertise
Contact Us

All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2017