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Drew01

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11 h11 hDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Not looking forward to this weekend much - about to start digging rubble out of the front yard...

21 h21 hDrew01Drew01 posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Are the weep holes supposed to have little vents installed in them?

1 d1 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

The driveways were finished today!
We reckon it looks epic!!!!
Now we can finally wash the dust off our garage door... LoL
Now to start the landscaping...
We started seriously considering a 12m container…

2 d2 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

It's roughly half the price, and requires no maintenance, and if it did crack, it can be repaired...

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2 d2 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Sneak peak of the side of the house

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3 d3 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Exterior lights are installed...
Asphalt driveways are being laid tomorrow!

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
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6 d6 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building with Metricon

We built last year, 6 months from slab pour to handover and no significant issues that prevented us moving in.
Stop scare mongering mate, just because you had a crappy experience…

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9 d9 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Woohoo!!!!! Congratulations you guys!!
Ours (twins) were 7 weeks early... Hope you're all doing well!

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11 d11 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building with Metricon

Try having a builder go bankrupt half way through your build and just clearing off...
That's why we built with Metricon and managed expectations - both theirs and ours, and we…

12 d12 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Started backfilling behind one of our retaining walls today.
We're lining it with a double layer of weed mat, then filling it with all the broken concrete we've dug up from…

12 d12 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Rock was rolled on Thursday and is currently drying - looks amazing!

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15 d15 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

And it begins!!! Where abouts are you building again?

16 d16 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

I've not come across any tiler who can get a tile off a membrane without rupturing it.
And the code specifies 100mm overlap minimum for the membrane...

16 d16 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Full shower retile coming up...

17 d17 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Metricon didn't draw a driveway on our plans

17 d17 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Hey MyFirst - asphalt was significantly more cost effective than exposed aggregate, and doesn't require resealing every couple of years to maintain its appearance. That's the biggest gotcha that…

17 d17 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Brick edging is complete, the curves look amazing, and the mortar really finished it off beautifully.
Crushed rock tomorrow, and with any luck asphalt on Tuesday or Wednesday

19 d19 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Spent the weekend moving soil and leveling our nature strip before applying heaps of wettasoil and seed and feed grass seed, as well as cutting a whole lot of turf…

20 d20 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

It's a good question... At this stage probably not. The concreters spent a lot of time burnishing it, so it's pretty tough, and not sure the spend is worth…

21 d21 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

That's right, they told us no need.
The roof trusses can hold tile or tin, and our tin + solar panels is still lighter than tiles

23 d23 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Been a few busy weeks at our place.
Our solar was installed 3 weeks ago (10.2 kW, and has already generated 8% of the energy our last one did in the…

23 d23 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

To not use it... What a joke

25 d25 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

If the NBN rollout isn't in your area, the infrastructure is still owned by Telstra.
Optus cable isn't in scope of NBN co, as it's more badly maintained than the Telstra…

26 d26 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Too many years working in the industry! Plus I was super close to our build, right from our first sales meeting

26 d26 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Telstra cable underground installation isn't "free" anymore unless you have a lead-in provisioned through to the house, and there are pits on your side of the street.
for us to provision…

27 d27 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

I think it depends on what wiring you had done.
I had category 5 wiring from outside the house to inside our study which is the first room inside the front…

29 d29 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building with Metricon

Yeah, just peels off

29 d29 dDrew01Drew01 posted:
Building with Metricon

In our council if upstairs windows can see into private open space (back yards) then they have to be obscured irrespective of when the next door house is built

1 month1 monthDrew01Drew01 posted:
Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Don't accept the 3 month BS... We've had heaps of things done well before the service period has ended.
Once you get handed over to your service person, they are actually…

1 month1 monthDrew01Drew01 posted:
Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Is the waxy stuff next to the grout where you sealed? If the tiles weren't cleaned properly you can seal the tile seal in too
What product did you use?…

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