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4 d4 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Contract VIC - (HIA + Special Conditions)

Be aware of your own costs like rent and interest of any delays and compare these to the liquidated damages per working day in the building contract. If you ask…

18 d18 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Handover with defects.

Check your contract for the appropriate disputes procedure. Make sure you follow the procedure to the letter. Handover does not mean you accept the defective work.

21 d21 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

To go the next step they would need to prepare a detailed statement of claim that justifies every cost with receipts etc. Does not seem they are able to do…

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1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Gaps around windows during build

Yes, you will not find any window angles on Metricons display homes but what they actually build is of a lower level of workmanship.

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1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Gaps around windows during build

According to Metricon the practice of fixing large window cavity gaps with aluminium angles is an ‘industry accepted fix’ for many of their builds. I and Houspect did not agree…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Carlisle Homes in South East Melbourne

You can get a house built to regulations if the builder rectifies the defects that you advise them of, but it may take you an extra 12 months or whatever.…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Ascot homes look out

Yes, Agree, enforcement is almost impossible in NSW. In my case NSWDFT issued a rectification order. Metricon breached it by completing to PCI 3 months later. They took their…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Wow! Expect your framing stage invoice next week with attendant text, call and post from Metricon’s accounts receivable!

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Ascot homes look out

Note, the builder has no contractual obligation to act on the private inspectors report. They may not even read it. Don’t think they will promptly fix all the defects in…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Metricon Liberty 42 vs Carlisle Homes Granada Retreat 45

Consider the liquidated damages clause in Metricons contract. If it’s less than $250 per day (estimate of your cost of rent and interest) this will allow Metricon to delay your…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Height of ensuite vanity and sink

The plans are a legal document. You pay the money and the builder delivers what’s in the plan.so at a minimum you can expect them to fix it so it…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Based on the experience of myself and many others with Metricon’s lack of a quality assurance process for building stages I suggests it’s worth checking the slab is not defective…

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1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon in Sydney

It’s in Product Review’s best interest that as many of the reviews placed on their website are legitimate. Have a look at what Choice Magazine and the ACCC warn about…

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1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon in Sydney

I have been here for a few years too. I also watch Metricons reviews on the ‘Product Review’ website and am questioning the legitimacy of most of the 5 star…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon in Sydney

Perhaps as Metricon has no quality assurance process they can refund customers their ‘fees for no service’ in addition to realistic monetary damages resulting from their leveraging of unfair standard…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon in Sydney

Access with the ss at least once a week is ‘reasonable‘ per Metricons contract. Buy some tools at Bunnings and check things carefully yourself. Ask the ss to help you…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon in Sydney

Re bulkhead and cabinets. I had a similar issue with my Metricon build. They managed to install kitchen cupboards that overhung the window opening by about 50mm. This looked shocking.…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

Yes, same with Metricon. 0n my place they signed off on a defective slab, crooked brickwork, mis-aligned frame, defective waterproofing, illegal plumbing.... They just check the job is done, not…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

To measure to an tolerance of 0.2mm would require a very high spec laser. Not a typical builders laser. It’s tiny! So you measured your slab straight after it…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

How did you measure the slab level to such an extreme accuracy of 0.2mm?

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Suggest you ask your inspector to carefully check the slab is level and it is completed to Australian Standards, before you pay the next progress payment. Many other Metricon customers'…

2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Hi Everyone from a Geotech

It’s also up to customers to understand what Companies like Metricon really deliver after the sales pitch and vote with their wallets!

2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Private Inspector for new house in Sydney - Which one

I had a similar situation on my recent Metricon Liberty build .Houspect identified a number of serious issues and we shared their report with Metricon. Presenting the inspectors report to…

2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

An issue is Metricon heavily promotes product quality and quality assurance in all their marketing communications, product samples, and selling process however they are deliberately not resourced, or have suitable…

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2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Yes, Metricon patently Mis-represents at the point of sale the the quality of workmanship that their building process delivers then pressures customers to accept it if they complain. This is…

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2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Don’t know, we had 7 Metricon site supervisors over 85 weeks! Given their staff turnover, probably not!

2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

In my case Metricon’s site supervisor approved his relative’s (the bricklaying contractor was his cousin) work! About 25 percent of the front and rear brickwork was defective and had to…

2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Metricons own brickwork report prepared by the building manager said it was one of the worst brickwork Jobs he had seen! This was confirmed by the NSW department of fair…

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