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3 months3 monthsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Perimeter Path height below dampcourse

Um, would you believe me if I said you took the words out of my mouth?! lol

3 months3 monthsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Perimeter Path height below dampcourse

Full credit to you SaveH2O, you certainly know your stuff! I'm inclined to err on the side of caution and ask my concreter to set the levels at…

3 months3 monthsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Perimeter Path height below dampcourse

Trying to get a straight answer on the correct height a concrete perimeter path should be laid below damp course. I've spoken with numerous people and been given a range…

10 months10 monthsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
House frame bottom plate overhang on slab

Nah not Rivergum, but I'm beginning to think they're all as bad as each other!

10 months10 monthsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building the Metricon Glendale 38 - Blackwood park Adelaide

Awesome neighbours so I've heard! Speaking of neighbours, is that a tumble-weed I can see rolling across their block?!

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11 months11 monthsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
House frame bottom plate overhang on slab

Looking for some assistance please with respect to local Building Codes in south Australia for tolerance limits to slab overhand of the bottom plate of timber frame.
Our bottom plate…

12 months12 monthsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Water pooling against new slab

Hi all, we had a big storm here in Adelaide last night and I went to check our block this morning. It more closely resembled a small lake rather than…

1 year1 yearbpglendalebpglendale posted:
tiling porch

After some advice here please. Our new build includes a concreted front porch area as part of the main slab. There is a front portico area (beneath the balcony) that…

1 year1 yearbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Survey Marker or something else??

Hi all, we bought a block of land in the foothills of Adelaide several months ago and are seeking some feedback from anyone who might be able to help out.…

1 year1 yearbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

I've heard concrete all the way around can be good for slab? I'll have to have a play with plans I think
I've heard the same thing. Our plans recommend…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

we're doing a Glendale39 in Adelaide, don't have price lists specifically for those designs but may be able to give you an idea for general upgrades, etc?

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

We're having our timber laminate laid after handover so have asked Metricon to only tack the skirting boards on rather than fix them fully as standard. Then we can easily…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

We're building a Glendale 39 in Adelaide. Cost for increasing tiling height to ceiling in bathrooms was $440 per wall (ie. $1680 for 4 walls regardless of windows/doorways, etc). This…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

The estate that we're building in stipulate a 7-star energy rating for encumbrance approval. Our total insulation upgrades have increased from about $2.5 k to just under $5k, and the…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

Has anyone had to upgrade their insulation for energy rating requirements? The price from our initial quote has increased nearly 100% when compared to the price given at our P/E…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

Our land doesn't title until early June but the infrastructure is all in and ready to go. We've been given a siteworks allowance of $45k, majority of that is for…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

Ours was done within a week or so of paying our initial $2k deposit. We were then provided with a copy of the results via the land developer and they…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
KDRB Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney) - We are in!

We're looking at a similar thing, did you guys get a microwave included as part of a promotion? I'm hoping they consider the fact that the benchtop (& splashback) is…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

PS. You may need to take out a second mortgage to pay for the cost of the phone call though! ::frown::

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi Emmz,
Here's a contact number below for the HIA Consumer Info Line. It says "they can't give legal advice" but I would think they should be able to clarify interpretation…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

No sorry, don't have a pic - our plans are still at draft stage. But I've heard quite a few people mention it on here and we're keen to get…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

has anyone had the bottom tracks for their stacker doors semi-recessed into the slab? Wondering how much people have been charged and if they're happy with the result? I'm assuming…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

All these damn fees we could put on homes
This is our cost for date extension for base price

Yep never ends!! I'm sure most money is made on variations…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

Anyone had any issues with their stacker doors? We've asked to have our bottom tracks semi-recessed into the slab & assumed this would need to be considered prior to the…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

we jagged the special $257,900 base price for Glendale 39 but with all the upgrades and add-ons it soon becomes a distant memory! Think it's about $14-15k cheaper than the…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

We assumed it would need to be concrete slab in outdoor room for structural reasons, etc., plus calling an "outdoor room" but having only dirt on the floor seemed a…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

anyone with an outdoor room on the Glendale able to let me know if there's is a concrete slab on the floor? Our preliminary plans show there is, however our…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

I've seen a breakdown on another Metricon thread, maybe try a keyword search?

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

We're doing the Glendale - Peninsula in Adelaide. Looks like perhaps that particular facade doesn't come standard with the leisure room window above garage roof. We're on a corner block…

2 years2 yearsbpglendalebpglendale posted:
Building with Metricon

We're at the stage of having our plans finalised for a Glendale 39 here in Adelaide. Anyone had any issues with having their reverse cycle ducted a/c installed by external…

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