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26 d26 dCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Are these defects "normal" ?

Good thing is you have a documented report that your SS can use to rectify these defects. Sad truth is you probably need to get an independent inspector for most…

2 months2 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Settlement Dilemma

I have engaged Darbecca who are well respected and well reviewed inspectors in Melbourne. They are reasonably priced and have lots of experience. They have raised the issues with the…

2 months2 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Settlement Dilemma

That's right, my builder cut the land. Shouldn't they have picked this up in their specs? What am I paying for?

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2 months2 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Settlement Dilemma

Thanks for the advice. A couple of items are significant. For example there is considerable fall from the neighbor and garage is on zero boundary which means water can pool…

2 months2 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Settlement Dilemma

My builder has just notified that settlement will happen next Tuesday. Prior to this I had my PCI inspection about 5 weeks ago and my inspector found 33 items that…

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5 months5 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Laminate version of real timber

We were quoted 85 per square meter.

5 months5 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Building with Metricon

We had the same experience, admin stage was horrible. Miscommunication, delays and incompetence. We didn't get our post contract variations for 55 days after contact signing. The build has so…

5 months5 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Stacker door installed wrong direction

Hi people, hoping to get some handy advice.
Basically we missed what direction the stacker door opened and it's unfortunately been installed with the door opening from where the furniture would…

6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi,
We are at lockup stage with Metricon now and they will be ready to start painting next week. We want to change our wall paint to quarter strength, do you…

6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
(Melb) Anyone have temporary blinds that they no longer need

Hi, we are moving in soon and need some temporary blinds to keep us going until we can afford them. Anyone no longer need them?

6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Independent Building Inspector

We are using Darbecca right now and it is well worth the money. They provide you the report which you than time to your builder and gives you some documentation…

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6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

Few more photos from today

6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Laminate version of real timber

Hi,
We visited a flooring warehouse on the weekend and found the perfect colour flooring for our house.
Unfortunately it's out of our price range, does anyone know of a laminate alternative…

6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Greenearth Bordeaux 2.2 laminate flooring

Hi,
We were thinking of getting Greenearth laminate flooring, Bordeaux 2.2 line. We got a sample and ran keys over it and it just didn't scratch whereas the other samples we…

Greenearth Bordeaux 2.2 laminate flooring
6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

Wow a lot of time had passed since I posted an update! I had grand plans but then life got in the way, a new addition to the family and…

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6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
House at lockup -skirting problem

Thanks for all your responses, I'm just going to get them to install it and I'll get quad. Too much hassle otherwise

6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
House at lockup -skirting problem

Hi,
My house is at lockup stage and they are about to put skirting in.
However as I am doing flooring after handover I asked my SS to just tack them…

6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Building with Metricon

First payment always takes longer. This response was from my broker when I queried
"Normally I would say builders rarely charge interest on late progress payments, however from our experiences with…

6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Builder requesting stage payment with defects in the build

Thanks for the replies. My site supervisor said the items will be rectified and they can be checked at the pre-plaster inspection. I just thought it was a bit rich…

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6 months6 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Builder requesting stage payment with defects in the build

Hi all,
I am building with a major volume builder and they have just "completed" the frame stage. My private inspector has found 11 defects that do not meet Australian Standards.…

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11 months11 monthsCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost

Hi Chels, that's a really good fixed site cost. We paid 30 with Metricon. How is your build coming along?

1 year1 yearCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

First of all, thank you for this thread. Lighting is probably one of the most confusing things about building a new house and definitely one i know least about.
Can…

Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A
1 year1 yearCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Base and Frame completion

Looks fantastic, hopefully we can see this stage by the end of the year with our build. Where are you building and with who?

1 year1 yearCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Sealing tlies and grout

Has anyone done this? Can mould sneak under the sealed grout. Ive seen this and would imagine cleaning unsealed grout to be easier?

1 year1 yearCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Should I take legal action on this matter?

Taking legal action is a long and lengthy process, and not worth it most of the time. I would instead ask if they can reimburse you something, like a credit,…

1 year1 yearCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

We decided the sink after the appointment, it was approx. $800 extra.

1 year1 yearCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

We can't undermount because we have laminex benchtops. Cam they do flush mount in laminex?

1 year1 yearCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

Great minds! Have you finished building yet, do you have any photos of what it looks like?

1 year1 yearCellarasoCellaraso posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

About two weeks ago now, we atteended our Studio M colour appointment. Wow, 6 hours of choosing! I think we took longer than average. Here are some of our selections.
External…

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