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1 d1 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

I had to use a lawyer to assist in dealing with Metricon last year when I identified multiple serious defects in their work about 2/3 of the way through the…

2 d2 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Inspectors

In my case the inspector and myself identified many defects which were reported to the builder. The builder ignored the report and sped up construction to claim the fixing stage…

2 d2 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Inspectors

What does it cost you in time and money to "win" if the builder is in breach?

2 d2 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Inspectors

The building company will build to the contract and invoice you for the stages. They have no obligation to consider the building inspectors reports, and probably won’t. If your inspector…

3 d3 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho

The issue with the Metricon one is the bricks look different. This is not a design feature!

4 d4 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho

The HIA contract protects the builder, not customer. It supports poor workmanship and delays, enforcement of consumers rights is difficult, expensive and likely not viable.

4 d4 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho

Metricon had to redo about 25% of the brickwork around the house but not this section! Delays cost me $85,000.

4 d4 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho

FYI, Metricon refused to rectify this defective, non matching, brickwork. See Pictures

5 d5 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon in Sydney

Agree with you both. Our Metricon build in Sydney took over 20 months to get an OK level of workmanship costing us an extra $85,000 in rent, interest, inspection fees…

6 d6 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Metricon Box Gutters did not meet Australian Standards

A concern is that it seems, based on Metricon's comments and their display homes, that all their recently built homes with box gutters, except mine, do not comply with the…

6 d6 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Mate, If you read the comments about Metricon on this website, in product review websites and facebook blogs you will get a realistic picture of how Metricon is currently behaving…

6 d6 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Be aware that when you inspect at each building stage, and insist on quality workmanship after their bluffs about what is acceptable workmanship and verbal 'assurances' to fix things later…

7 d7 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Metricon Vantage 38

The house is in Killara with handover November last year.

7 d7 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Metricon Vantage 38

The end result of the hassle is an OK house however the cost was about 12 months delay, an extra $85,000 paid in rent, interest, storage, inspection and legal fees…

7 d7 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Metricon Vantage 38

The bank cannot check the quality for you. For inspections we used Houspect. Another guy building with Metricon (on this forum) used Tyrells Inspections. We also had NSW Fair Trading…

7 d7 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Metricon Vantage 38

Do not pay the slab invoice if the slab is not level, or pay the framing stage invoice if the fame is not straight to Australian standards! Check these independently…

7 d7 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Metricon's 'standard' HIA contract will put you at a significant disadvantage if there are problems identified with the build. The HIA is paid to represent Metricon's interests. The standard contract…

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8 d8 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Given that building approvals are down about 20% recently you would expect competition for jobs between the volume builders like Metricon, and the contractors in the value chain to result…

9 d9 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Metricon Vantage 38

Metricon don’t care how slow they are! The cost to them of any delay is $30 per working day in liquidated damages. The cost to you is rent, interest, storage…

9 d9 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Get an independent inspector to visit regularly. Also suggest you visit at least once per week with the site supervisor and follow a checklist looking for poor quality works. this…

9 d9 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Get an independent inspector to visit regularly. Also suggest you visit at least once per week with the site supervisor and follow a checklist looking for poor quality works. this…

9 d9 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

The concern with mould is the remaining spores. If these are already spread through the roof and rooms they can re-activate under the right conditions of moisture and temperature and…

11 d11 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

This is serious. The mould is a health and property risk. The leak must be fixed ASAP and mould spores fully removed or materials replaced.The whole house will probably be…

12 d12 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Just assume once Metricon have your money they are no longer interested! For an example have a look at legal case softly vs Metricon

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12 d12 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

I understand Metricon has terminated Vaccaro?

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12 d12 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Metricon's 'standard' HIA contract will put you at a significant disadvantage if there are problems identified with the build. It protects them, not you, and supports them to behave in…

13 d13 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Take care! get a lawyer to check your contract before you sign and advise you...

13 d13 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon

Metricon are not stupid. They just do not care about their customers!

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