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1 d1 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

Interesting there seems to be a different practice in NSW then.
I too asked for them to just cut the skirting and leave it in the garage during admin stage. I…

1 d1 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Metricon Trentham

Just discovered your blog!
Gees your house has gone up quick!
I'm building a Newhaven 36 which is basically a Trentham in the designer range. It's a little larger but it is…

1 d1 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

I'm doing flooring post handover.
M is painting and affixing all skirting. I asked them to leave off the skirting in areas where we'd put in the hardwood flooring and…

1 d1 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

Thanks JLH. I've got a powerfloor too. I don't think you need to insulate that as much since the thermal and acoustic properties are much better.
If anything, perhaps you can…

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1 d1 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

Thanks. I had to think hard how I could tie it to the contract. The chat with CSR helped quite a bit to point me in the right direction.

2 d2 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

Insulation missing?
I wanted to share with you all my experience with M and missing Insulation.
During construction, I happened to be onsite the day that plasterboarding was happening.
I noted missing insulation…

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2 d2 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

I went to an Electrical wholesale shop to ask about the change in the slimline model.
What's happened is that Clipsal have changed the internal parts of the switch (behind the…

12 d12 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

Wow! Now I've seen it all. A builder refusing to put in Noggins. What a tool (excuse the pun)
Kindly refer your builder to AS 1684.4, being the Australian standard on…

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24 d24 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Private Inspections

Managing the relationship with your site manager and their boss, the construction manager is key.
I have had to withhold every single payment request because the works were either inadequate, not…

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24 d24 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

I put in loads of Noggins too. Do it after the electrical and plumbing Rough ins though.

25 d25 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

This is how it all needs to be set up per NBN website.

All your network points will terminate somewhere in the house. Usually under the stairs. You then need…

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26 d26 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

Since you have the NBN box installed already sounds like you can just arrange do a self connect.
I am in a greenfield site with nbn FTTP.
Once the NBN Box is…

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26 d26 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

Ask them to build using PowerPanel not PowerPanel XL.
M gave me an upgrade free of charge.
XL panels are 15kg lighter for the same 3000x1200x75mm panel.
It was developed so they could…

29 d29 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

I have 2 x 1200mm doors. One is fixed, one slides.

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29 d29 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

I have a double storey home so not sure what the do for a single storey.

29 d29 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

It should move pretty quick now that the frame is up. Once the frame is up they put on a cantilevered scaffold and put the roof on. Takes about 3…

29 d29 dnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Metricon Savannah 34 - It's starting to look like a home...

Thanks Firejack, you're a legend!
Interestingly that's exactly the same as what they've done at mine.
I guess that's the way they do it.
Still seems odd the L bracket is internal…

1 month1 monthnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Metricon Henderson 42

Got it free as part of the Love luxury promotion.

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1 month1 monthnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Metricon Savannah 34 - It's starting to look like a home...

Looking great!
We got sharknosing too. It's only available on the 2 pack from memory.
Firejack - could I ask a favour... can you open the bottom draws and tell me if…

1 month1 monthnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Metricon Henderson 42

I've got the ducted vacuum installed. It's called a Premier Clean Typhoon Ducted Vacuum.
To be honest I think you'd be better off spending the money on a good Miele or…

1 month1 monthnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)

Had a good look on site today. Was pleased to see the following progress:
* Stone benchtops installed
* All sinks in kitchen, laundry and bathrooms installed.
* Grouting on tiling mostly complete
*…

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1 month1 monthnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

Trying to choose carpets. Wool, Nylon or Triexta?
Will be for Bedrooms and stairs....

1 month1 monthnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Rock excavation!!!! How much would it cost

In Sydney, most councils don't let you cut more than a metre. Also, M do not allow internal drop edge beams of more than 700mm so I would be…

2 months2 monthsnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)

So managed to get a sneak peak in this weekend even though I was allowed on site with my own plumber to install at short notice my own Vanity and…

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2 months2 monthsnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

When you build a retaining wall, they should put ag pipe (s) in the ground under gravel so that it will collect the water from your neighbours land and keep…

2 months2 monthsnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

Yes, I have a rain garden. M let me use my own plumbing contractor to construct it after the slab was laid.
Why do you ask?

Cheers Nom
Newhaven 36 by M
Blog -…

2 months2 monthsnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

Under the HIA Contract, LDs are only payable for each working day M is late up to the date of Practical Completion. Clause 32.1(a)
Therefore do not accept practical completion until…

2 months2 monthsnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)

Well spotted, yeah I forgot all about it. When we had our appointment with Kitchen culture, they suggested a back board as it will stop discolouration from grease etc.
Cheers…

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2 months2 monthsnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)

Yay! we have a front door, internal stairs and internal doors, architraves and skirting. Plus cabinetry installed too!


Cheers Nom
Newhaven 36 by M
Blog - North Shore Newhaven (http://nsnewhaven.blogspot.com.au)
Build…

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2 months2 monthsnomnomnomnomnomnom posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi Spotme,
I am lucky enough to have a good mate who has OB'd 5 houses so far so he has been a great sounding board.
Coming back to the issue here,…

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