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11 d11 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

Don't expect that to be much of a tool to track actual progress. I only used it to make sure payments from the bank hit their account so we didn't…

13 d13 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

The pictures appear to show the horizontal strap is only on one side of the stud (same side as cross bracing) with what I would assume is a couple of…

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14 d14 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

Get a second opinion from an inspector, CYA.
Or is this another of the "alternative solutions" that the NCC allows for :-?

20 d20 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Plumbing under sink

In vic here, ours was done this way in all areas (kitchen, laundry, bathrooms) made things so easy to handle when after move in the tap in the laundry was…

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25 d25 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

This is who I used for when it was required by my employer.
This training doesn't instantly give a holder the blanket right to enter a worksite, it is only confirmation…

25 d25 dpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

This was asked by another forum member and here was my response (I'm a registered cabler so I did all of my network, phone, alarm and TV cabling post handover)

29 d29 dpauldabpauldab posted:
deflection in a ceiling beam.... how much is too much?

to see if you/d notice, get a sting line 9.5m long hung at approximately the same height as your ceiling then measure the drop in the centre so it's 13mm…

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
When did your builder provide walk throughs?

I'd be surprised if a builder doesn't allow walkthroughs when pre-arranged. I never had an issue making an appointment with our site manager. A couple of times driving past the…

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

no, all open. I kept the floorplan basically the same
check my build thread (in my sig) for plans and pics

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

I never asked but it should be possible depending on your desired facade.
We have a queen size bed and side tables and have about 400mm total space between the side…

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

Hey, good choice on the Delta 25, we went with the Bohemian 25 which is basically the same (but with butlers pantry) and could do a reverse front so we…

1 month1 monthpauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Here's ours with decking on the portico just after it was installed and after the landscaping went in

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2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Which rendering company Metricon uses?

There wouldn't be a specific company they they use, it's all subbies depending on the area of work hence why you need to discuss with the supervisor.

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Boundary Issues

This is Metricon's detail used for garage walls on boundary showing how they do the gutters without overhang.

2 months2 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
stage 19 - Aston - Craigieburn

the disadvantage is that many upgrades that are not considered "essential" are excluded from the valuation, especially as as you describe here in Aston. The area is still unknown for…

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3 months3 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

That's the termite barrier that is installed under the decking bearers. Any excess showing will be trimmed after the decking is complete.

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3 months3 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Yep.
SC2000 series now discontinued
https://www.clipsal.com/Trade/Products/ ... 000-Series

3 months3 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Who deals with NBN when building new house -owner or builder

Depends on what is in your building contract*.
Our builder (Metricon) ran the conduit from the pit to the house and another from the outside building entry point to the internal…

3 months3 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Metricon window height - quick help

Take a look at my build, we went for 2700 ceilings but left the windows as standard and I reckon it helps with making the rooms feel bigger.
By having the…

3 months3 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Much like everyone else, ours was about $50k short in valuation which was essentially the full cost of our upgrades. We simply funded that ourselves from savings after selling our…

4 months4 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic

Cheers.
For me the raked ceiling was worth the money, I was talking to the chippie who did most of the fixing works last week and after showing his wife…

4 months4 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic

The shiny floors are a bit of an illusion. The actual finish is quite dull and not what we expected so I'm trying to find a way of increasing the…

4 months4 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Electrical Appointment - What Would You Do?

As has been said before, don't worry too much about the electricals if it is single story. All extras cam be added post completion using external facing wall cavity's or…

5 months5 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Drainage easement and swimming pool

I'm building in Melbourne so don't know the intricacies of challenges faced where you are. (I guess you're from NSW).

5 months5 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Drainage easement and swimming pool

http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/easements/
Anything on the easement will need to be removed and reinstated at your expense if a utility needs access to work.
I'm contemplating putting a deck over part…

5 months5 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

If it was anything like mine our SM had all trades for both stages working over the top of each other so lockup and fixing completed on paper the same…

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5 months5 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

I mentioned the yellow pipes based on your previous photo with bricks - at the bottom of the pic it looks to be a short piece of yellow sleeved pipe…

5 months5 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Multi layer pipe is fine for internal use, the issue is when it is outside as UV will degrade the material.
http://metropolis.melbourne/shell-be-ri ... -urgently/
I saw hundreds of these…

5 months5 monthspauldabpauldab posted:
Building with Metricon

Also take a good look a the gas inlet pipe, it should be copper or gal, however that yellow jacket makes me worry it may be the multi layer pipe…

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