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3 d3 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

Does anyone have experience with NBN installations and Metricon?
When I did my knockdown, there was no NBN connections in the area. The street has now been connected to…

3 d3 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

A bit of progress has been happening, and its reached lockup stage! External doors were installed early this week.
The brick infill over the sliding doors is being progressed.…

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6 d6 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

I was not charged anything extra on my contract for temporary fencing. I am in SA.
My neighbour is building with a different company, they were going to charge him…

12 d12 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

Good luck, I feel your pain. Hopefully it will be worth it in the end, Metricon build great looking houses.
I found the sales process to be very average with…

13 d13 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

I definitely would not be happy - this is bound to be a breach of some of their corporate privacy and confidentiality policies! I would be emailing privacy@metricon.com.au…

16 d16 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

They were not on my plans either - but when they sent my the final Studio M selection I noticed it mentioned floor drains and I queried about it. …

16 d16 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

I wish I did this - mine will just be the standard square chrome ones. I upgraded the shower to fancy strip drains, but totally forgot about the ones…

19 d19 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Site visit this morning with the SM, the eaves are all completed, and gyprock is well underway. Its all installed and mostly flush, and they are now doing the…

19 d19 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

My garage door is 2372 high and 5200 wide. The garage concrete has a 50mm setdown from the main slab height. The window height is…

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19 d19 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

It cost approx $2.5 for my laundry layout upgrade below via Metricon in SA. This was just standard benchtops (Formica Sail White Oxide) and standard doors (Laminex…

22 d22 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

Getting a junction box means a small plastic box on the external wall of the house. Then if you ever need to put power somewhere you run a small…

22 d22 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

I had them run conduit to the perimeter fences of the property, so that later I can easily add power to shed, pool or outdoor locations without worrying about how…

23 d23 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

Correct, they probably would not do much regarding a single complaint about a single installation, or even multiple complaints about the same cabler, but if there starts getting a lot…

23 d23 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

A number of things, with the main concerns being:
* data cabling run parallel to power cables, there needs to be a minimum of 50mm separation for parallel runs, they had…

23 d23 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

ACMA is the government body that is responsible for data cabling and sets the rules and regulations - https://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Telco/ ... ling-rules
The Australian standards for data cabling in…

23 d23 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

Out of interest, how many things did everyone pick up wrong during their build process? They just just finished the gyprock, and will start flushing it next week.
So far I…

24 d24 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

ouch - thats not great! How far did they get into it before being told its wrong???

26 d26 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

After a week delay, things are moving again. Yesterday all the insulation was installed. I visited the site in the morning and noticed they were installing the wrong…

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29 d29 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

The vent things on the roof like in this picture- there is probably a better name for them, but I have always called them whirly bird vents and people here…

1 month1 monthlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

They wouldn't let me do it here in Adelaide for some reason!

1 month1 monthlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

Metricon (in Adelaide) do not. I had some extra external taps put in, and none of them came with drains under them. This caused a bit…

1 month1 monthlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

My recommendations:
Start a spreadsheet to record everything:
Worksheet 1 - Questions
Date, Question Asked, Answer from Metricon
Worksheet 2 - Pricing

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1 month1 monthlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Walkthru looking at the electrical work yesterday with the new SM, and a few things were found and discussed.
In the butlers pantry, we were getting two downlights running east-west in…

1 month1 monthlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

Thanks to those that replied - Metricon have now connected up all my downpipes so this shouldnt be a problem anymore. :)

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1 month1 monthlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Brickworks was completed yesterday and its now starting to look like a proper house. I was a bit anxious about the colour of the bricks and…

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1 month1 monthlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

I am currently in the process of a build and they just completed the brickworks. M has done all the stormwater, but only temporarily hooked…

1 month1 monthlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Its a nice day, so I went to take a few photos of the progress. Brickwork should be finished this coming tuesday.
I have a few concerns about some of…

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2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

I received a phone call this morning from the Site Manager, hes handing over our site to another SM as hes too busy to take care of the build. …

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2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Walk thru with the Site Manager today, and things are progressing pretty well. The site has had a lot of rain, and only had two downpipes temporarily connected to stormwater,…

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2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

I had M provide this, it was a $250 upgrade above the standard alarm system (I had also upgraded from the Hills NX-8 to NX-16 alarm). …

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