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Joined 25 June 2009
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7 years7 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
fully intergrated dishwasher

We fired up our fully integrated miele last night.
Bliss. Pure bliss.

7 years7 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Alfresco/Outdoor room - concrete by builder or not?

Stormy... the bounce comes from the joists. Would suggest you had them a little closer together- 450 centres is the max. Assuming you've used 45mm joists, that means about…

7 years7 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Gas point in Alfresco

The gas is normally a capped pipe that protrudes from the finished wall surface. How high do you want this to appear? If abbove floor level then it will be…

7 years7 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Gas point in Alfresco

If you go ahead with it, make sure you advise of them of the height you want it at... Otherwise they'll leave it at about 1200mm which may not…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Big M, will they change things on plans?

It depends on what stage things are at... at sales, they will change anything and everything but at a cost. If you are close to signing, they will change…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Builder claims costs for generator

Maybe theres a record of the units being tagged on site? This may indicate the days they were used??

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Changes at M...

I dont think this in particular would explain your delays. I would put your delays down to their poor efficiency across the board... once your construction starts, then you're…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Changes at M...

yep... I'm "in" the middle of a build. So over it, so many regrets!

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Changes at M...

Would seem as an outsider looking it, that all is not well... 4 site supervisors and a construction manager leaving in quick succession. Too many houses, not enough staff…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
NEED URGENT HELP re. Overhang

We had a similar issue. They applied non-shrink grout (Barrafill) in a fairly amateur way, so we asked for the engineering documents and certification. They provided the docs, which showed…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Big M / Metr!con Homes: - Studio M & Upgrade Prices!

Been thinking, and reflecting... questions I wish we had of asked of the big M.
I would ask whether you get a pre-fab frame or a frame made on-site. I would…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Solutions to frame overhang.

We're struggling with overhang issues at the moment- nice one Big M.
They're patching up the front, and chipping away at the back... would have been easier to just put the…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Crossover problem....please help!

Finally, someone making some sense! We have to move our crossover, should cost about 2K. We applied for developer approval, but havent applied for council approval yet because we're waiting…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Highlands Estate Craigieburn

things like...
significant overhang on some edges
roof trusses 450 short of the eaves
poor corner fills
window frames needs replacing
plumbing rough in errors
short noggins
studs greater than 600 apart
missing strongbacks
pretty poor workmanship throughout really-…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Big M / Metr!con Homes: - Studio M & Upgrade Prices!

Generally speaking... if you can't say something nice, don't say it. Hence not much discussion re: M.
??

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Highlands Estate Craigieburn

We're about to start looking as well... sounds like Kevin is the man.
Plenty of info on these forums about him... costs are between $495 and $550 a visit.
We had…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Question about crossovers....

looks fine. I'd work on the curve though...

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Highlands Estate Craigieburn

our slab cost an extra 6-7K and we had a provisional cost of 6K for rock. They found nothing... nada. We reinvested the 6K in new benchtops and some other…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Another Santorini 26 by *M*-Dream turning into a NIGHTMARE

Chill. I wouldnt pay anyone to clean it up yet. Wait nutil you get a site start date, and then contact the builders next door. just tell them your site…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Highlands Estate Craigieburn

We're down the other end of the street... 13. I believe we're at similar stages? We're actually supposed to have a site start today... lets just wait and…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Highlands Estate Craigieburn

where are you? street number or lot number will do...

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Waterside Aspiration 32mk2 *ITS ALL OURS 10/03!!*

just stumbled across your thread...
You obviously have reasons for making the changes to the floorplan, but I wanted to ask about the toilet/laundry combination. Given you have a toilet in…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
315 building days with Metricom

I wouldnt stress too much about it. What can you do? We have 325 days for build, starting from the time the contract is signed. The sooner you sign it,…

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
Highlands Estate Craigieburn

Not far from us... Arapiles Avenue.

8 years8 yearsJuniorMinJuniorMin posted:
BUILDING/BUILT WITH M3TRICON HELP RE:ELECTRICAL PLAN

We're starting with M as well, about to sign up for a Jasper32 (waiting for July 1st).
We had to chase Lifestyle for an appointment, but it came free... and was…

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