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8 months8 monthsModeskiModeski posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

I agree it sounds a bit off! IMHO the builder needs to leave the house in a state where it will be fine if left alone. Concreting was…

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8 months8 monthsModeskiModeski posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

It is a bit worrying that the cracks are worsening, though. For instance we've had 2-3 more floor tiles crack this year in the same area. I've messaged…

8 months8 monthsModeskiModeski posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

SaveH2O The largest cracks aren't quite as big as 5mm yet. And MyFirst, thanks, I think you might be onto something there. I might send Insider a quick message…

8 months8 monthsModeskiModeski posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

Yes, the heave is on the fill side. The site fill volume was 65m3 - does that count as large? (EDIT: Land area was 568m2 and the house itself ('work…

8 months8 monthsModeskiModeski posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

Just to address you points in order.
1. I wasn't really seeking people to look at my old build posts, just more noting so many years have passed. I can…

8 months8 monthsModeskiModeski posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

Thanks, all. I did actually stumble upon the Cornell site previously; I'll start keeping a more methodical crack diary. Although I do have a few photos from the…

8 months8 monthsModeskiModeski posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

I haven't posted on here since we built in 2010! Back now with what I suspect is slab heave, and freaking out a little (hence posting at 6am on a…

9 years9 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Rude, noisey neighbours

Am I the only one who thinks that the OP should stop being so nosey and looking over at the neighbours all the time? I'm sure the reason they…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Sarking for a Colorbond roof. Required? Extra insulation?

Just over $1,500. Could have been a lot better, but could have been worse. I really don't have much choice as it can't be installed later and they…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Sarking for a Colorbond roof. Required? Extra insulation?

Just heard back from our builder. They do offer sarking (no word on cost yet), but not Anticon or 'builders blanket'. Sarking's apparently recommended but not mandatory in…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Sarking for a Colorbond roof. Required? Extra insulation?

We've just chosen a Colorbond roof for our Me_ricon home in south-east Melbourne, and notice from the estimate that it does not include sarking. We get a whirlybird as…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Building with M - how many inspection reports do you get?

How many people have asked Metricon to supply a copy of the inspections reports? I think this might be something I'd include in my building contract. If I…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Getting contract looked at before signing - by whom?

I think I'll 'happen to mention' that my Father-in-law is a draftsman and building engineer and I'll be consulting closely with him on the build. I'm also quite used…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Home Buyer Show 2009 (Melbourne)

Awesome, thank you so much. Wonder how many H1 people will be there without us knowing each other :)

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Did you use an independant Building Inspector?

That sounds pretty reasonable to me. I need to remember that M are a huge builder with a reputation to uphold, so there is such a thing as being…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Networking advice

Can I ask a silly question about RJ-45 ports and phones? Our phone plug is the standard Australian phone plug with an RJ-11 plug on the other end that…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Building with M - how many inspection reports do you get?

Wouldn't requesting a copy of inspection reports after each stage be a prudent balance between having nothing at all and employing your own inspector? I worked (loosely) on a…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Getting contract looked at before signing - by whom?

My wife and I would like to get our building contract (with M-tricon) looked over by a professional before we sign it. I've seen a few people mention they…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Building with M - how many inspection reports do you get?

The more I read threads like these the more determined I am that I should employ my own independent building inspector. I'm building with M also, and having read…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Did you use an independant Building Inspector?

I'm about to build, so this thread is of great interest to me. My father-in-law is a building engineer (well, 50% qualified) who has built two homes already, and…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Metric0n Homes

Revilldc, so sorry to hear your tale of woe. Like others have said, my advice would be to lawyer up. I sincerely hope you haven't settled yet. …

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
FHOG and contract - will we make the 31/12 deadline?

Thanks, andrew78m and faerie. I feel reassured now. Sometimes it feels like no matter how much research I do, the more questions I come up with. Nice…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
FHOG and contract - will we make the 31/12 deadline?

Hi, all
My wife and I are planning to build with M-etricon in Berwick, and going on Sunday to talk to the land office and get started on the whole process.…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Newbie planning to build with Metricon in Berwick, VIC

Hi beepbeep. Thanks for the advice. We're anticipating that there'll be some degree of overspend, but hope to keep it as under control as possible. I just hope…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Newbie planning to build with Metricon in Berwick, VIC

Hi, harribeka, thanks for the advice.
Yes, I think doing both the house and land at the same time makes the most sense. I already have a lender sorted out…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Newbie planning to build with Metricon in Berwick, VIC

Hi, all Great to see so many people here!
I'm about to take the plunge and buy a house and land package from Metricon (begins with 'M' and ends…

10 years10 yearsModeskiModeski posted:
Newbie - Building in Berwick VIC

Hi! I'm also looking to build in Berwick, though with Metricon should that be doable in Bernly Gardens or thereabouts. Going down on the weekend to discuss house and…

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