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9 d9 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
How long does each stage take?

Check the liquidated damages for delays clause and the $ / day amount in the HIA contract. If it is $30 per working day, like ours was, the builder has…

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That's very sloppy! Just tell Metricon you want it done properly. If they don't agree then lodge a dispute with them, per the dispute process in the contract. If after this there is no resolution register with NSW Fair Trading for an inspection and on site mediation. If the inspector agrees with you they will issue an order for Metricon to correct it. I suggest you also check other things on your build carefully and include them on the same formal dispute if necessary.

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11 months11 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Metricon Kitchen Cupboards Alignment Check

Its not the photo, the bulkhead above the cabinets is not straight or level! But that's another structural issue altogether! We are lucky to have identified these issues at this…

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11 months11 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Metricon Kitchen Cupboards Alignment Check

What do you think about the cupboards overhanging the kitchen window pictured below?
Metricon calls this their "design detail"!

11 months11 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Metricon Kitchen Cupboards Alignment Check

Suggest checking alignment of your kitchen and butlers pantry cupboards! See Pic

Metricon Kitchen Cupboards Alignment Check
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11 months11 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Use a small directional light source with a narrow beam like a high power led torch or a bicycle light to check for marks and imperfections. In addition, I suggest…

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11 months11 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

This is a prime example showing that Metricon do not check their work to assure quality. The labour for this task is skilled and expensive. They would prefer customers use…

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12 months12 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

The HIA contact is there to protect both parties when things go wrong. With $30 per day in the additional liquidated damage clause there is no real incentive for the…

Building with Metricon
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12 months12 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Metricon Experience

Check the contract very carefully before you sign. Your experience is good indicator of how they will behave when you are locked in. Things can go wrong and you need…

12 months12 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Metricon Experience

The fastest 'service' calls we received from Metricon were when they issued the progress payment invoices with 7 days to pay. We received calls, SMS, & emails on the same…

12 months12 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Metricon kitchen cabinet overhanging windows?

No we didn't see this "feature" anywhere. We checked Metricon's display homes, brochures, online content and our plans and the cupboards sit neatly above the windows. This is represented to…

12 months12 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Inspect Metricon's workmanship regularly and carefully

We have a contract for construction of a new house with Metricon in NSW. The house is about 70% complete. In November 2017 an independent building inspector identified many serious…

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