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3 d3 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

The roofing guys were there today, and got the whole lot completed. The safety rails are still in place, I guess they will come down sometime in the next…

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3 d3 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

I contacted my site manager today, he confirmed I am still getting Clipsal products. My house is in Adelaide and about to start the brickwork.... his reply:
"Thanks for your…

5 d5 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

when did that happen and what are they changing to? I am at frame / roofing stage, and have not heard anything from Metricon about it changing.…

8 d8 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Fairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SA

They put a bunch of roadbase around my place just before starting on the frame to help with the expected mud and rain and that provides approx 1m work area…

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8 d8 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Fairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SA

Great! Will be interested to see how it all goes, this is when it gets exciting! My place is a bit of a mud pit at the…

9 d9 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

More small progress has been made despite the rain this week, yesterday they did all the guttering and fascia for the house, and this morning a guy was there doing…

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15 d15 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

I had a walkthru on Monday with the SM to identify placement of noggins/trim for pictures and TV's, this all went smoothly and things are looking good.
Tuesday afternoon the framing…

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19 d19 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

The framing started yesterday, despite the rain. I went past around 3pm and there were 6 workers plus a carpentery supervisor on site. The supervisor was telling…

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22 d22 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

The slab and site are cleaned up, and Austral Urban One Nougat bricks delivered. Its a bit muddy after all the rain, but things are looking good!
As I am…

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26 d26 dlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

The slab has come along nicely and I am very happy. Today I noticed that it appears Metricon have done the stormwater, water connections to outdoor tap points and…

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1 month1 monthlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Late last week the earthworks were completed and steel mesh done, with the concrete pour done yesterday.
Apparently is was just over 100m3 of concrete. I spoke to the…

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1 month1 monthlincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Wow.... thats deep. Now I am worried mine are not deep enough for some reason . :D

2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

ouch! if my site costs were $100k i probably would not have been able to afford to build, I guess I am lucky that my part of Adelaide…

2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Not sure what the average cost is, but it was $36k. This was within the initial ballpark they said when first talking to Metricon, so I was not too concerned,…

2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Thanks. its 900m2 and about 15 minutes drive from Adelaide CBD (25 mins in really bad traffic) in a nice Jacaranda tree lined street. Really…

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2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Independent Building Inspector Recommendations - Adelaide

Hi,
I am currently in the process of building with Metricon and they have just commenced onsite.
Does anyone have recommendations of a good independent building inspectors to…

2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

I am happy!
Metricon's engineers determined that the pre-wetting was not required after they visited site and did some bore holes.
SA Water finally fixed the broken water meter.
And yesterday Metricon started…

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2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

More delays.....
After harassing the demolition company a few times this week about when they will do the final clean up, get the water working and move their excavator, they finally…

2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Metricon are sending out an engineer to look at the pre-wetting requirements. There has been a bit of rain, and the demolition company were concerned that pre-wetting…

2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

The requirement came from the engineering company that did the footing design, and is included in my new home contract. I am not sure how they decide this, my…

2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

What did you use to do the block wetting? I was thinking of getting some long hoses and a few large sprinklers, but not sure the best way…

2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

The demolition is well underway this week, and should be finished today! After this is completed, I have to 'pre-wet' the block 2 hours a day for 7 days before…

2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

After a delay with the demo crew, they have finally started onsite on Friday, a little behind schedule, but they are getting there.

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2 months2 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Its Demo Day!
There was a demolition sale at the house on the weekend in preparation for Magill Demoltion to start the knock down process today.
Remind me never…

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3 months3 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

to be honest, I have no idea, i think it all depends on the glass thickness, size of the air gap in the double glazing. I read…

3 months3 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

Its single story, so no problems with doing the aircon afterwards. A much better system is being installed than M quoted, for $1k less, so I am very happy about…

3 months3 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

Thanks. Already got a thread started here -
I am having a demolition sale this weekend at the house to try to make a bit of money from the…

3 months3 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

I just want to say thanks to everyone that has posted in this thread - its been so helpful.
My final plans will be signed Monday after a few minor things…

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3 months3 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Its taken a little while... but next Tuesday is demolition day!
The final plans have also arrived from Metricon, there are a few minor things wrong that they need to fix…

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4 months4 monthslincoln32lincoln32 posted:
Building with Metricon

wow.. those photos look terrible, no wonder you are upset. Check them out very closely when you do your walk thru to make sure they do not do any poor…

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