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27 d27 dkennyckennyc posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

There is a new house being built in the estate I'm building in. Earthworks just started and I had a look at who the builder is, and it's Metricon. It'll…

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1 month1 monthkennyckennyc posted:
Variation Payment

For my builder, the variation costs go the builder. I pay it during the progress payments

1 month1 monthkennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

Hey AlexB
Thanks, yeah the bricks look good in person. It's funny though, the sample at the colour selection looked darker. But I actually…

1 month1 monthkennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

18-05-2022 | Bricks arrived
The bricks I selected are Austral Bricks "Truffle"

1 month1 monthkennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

17-05-2022 | Rough-ins completed (electrical and power) and heating/cooling duct work completed (18kw Daikin 3 Phase)
Insulation has arrived as well,
R5.0 Batts to ceilings
R2.5 Batts to External walls
R2 Batts to…

1 month1 monthkennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

06-05-2022 | Windows and external doors installed

My building progress
1 month1 monthkennyckennyc posted:
"Reverse Build" or put job on hold?

We do this all the time, you just have to make sure that the house is tightly wrapped. Another option is cancel the bricks and switch to an alternative like…

1 month1 monthkennyckennyc posted:
"Reverse Build" or put job on hold?

Hey all,
So I'm at a point in my build were I have to decide if I want to do a "Reverse build" or put my job on hold.
The roof is…

2 months2 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

Yeah, our neighbours electrician or power company that installed their power put it into our pit!
The person who was doing the power for my block almost hit the cable…

2 months2 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

Hey AlexB,
Cool, yeah I've have issues with underground power and window delays so they have been working in different orders.
I'll be at "reverse lock up" which means I am…

2 months2 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

AlexB so how far into your build are you? Has your brickwork completed?
My brickwork is to start in a week or 2 I…

2 months2 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

Hey AlexB,
No not yet, I did receive an ETA completion date for early November before the build started, but that's all.
Windows are now in, doors, plumbing and duct work…

2 months2 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

26-04-2022 | Colorbond roof Installation completed and house wrapped
We are progressing, roof install finished and house wrap completed

2 months2 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

08-04-2022 | Colorbond roof installation started
I opted for an Anticon blanket which adds an extra R1.3 Batt insulation to the roof and reduces the noise of rain on the tin…

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2 months2 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

06-04-2022 | Framing completed

My building progress
2 months2 monthskennyckennyc posted:
Not sure whether to continue with independent inspections

Can I ask what builder you went with as my builder also has a clause in the contract that they add an extra 2-3 weeks per inspection.
Also your build…

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
Adding PowerPoint's to new build

I was charged $50 per double PowerPoint, I added about 15 or 20 extra but didn't add to broom and storage closets. I should have

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

28-03-22 | Framing started
Frames are up and should be completed by mid week.
Roof is booked to start next week but there is a delay on windows (ETA late April -…

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
Private inspector

I'm new to the building game and hired a private inspector to inspect pre slab and I agree with kippers01.
In my contract…

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
What's the ideal time to wait from slab to framing starting

So it's not really a big issue then to have framing done after 5-6 days of slab being poured?
That's more reassuring, thanks.

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
What's the ideal time to wait from slab to framing starting

So my slab was poured last Wednesday (March 23) and after speaking with my site supervisor today he said the frames have already started going up.
So is 5-6 days…

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
WINDOWS & DOORS DELAYS

So in my case, the builder held my permit for 2 months before they put me in the pipeline.
They said they would be ordering materials whilst my permit has…

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
WINDOWS & DOORS DELAYS

My site supervisor told me that the major delay on my build at the moment is windows. It's currently around a 2 month wait.
My frames will start going up…

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
Putting off new build due to inflation

Regional Vic

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
Putting off new build due to inflation

All this sounds so bad (and it probably is), but my slab just went down and received my invoice today, it was exactly what was stated on the contact. I…

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

23-03-2022 | Slab pour
Here are some photos of the slab 2 days after boxing:

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3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

22-03-2022 | Pre slab inspection by New Home Inspections
The inspector found about 17 issues that need to be fixed before the slab pour. I spoke to the site supervisor…

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3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
My building progress

21-03-2022 | Pre slab prep and boxing
Boxing work started in preparation for slab pour

3 months3 monthskennyckennyc posted:
Progress Payment Schedule

This is mine:
Deposit - 5%
Base stage - 10%
Frame stage - 15%
Lock up stage - 35%
Fixing stage - 25%
Completion - 10%

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