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5 d5 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons build - roof on

Oh man looks great! It's coming together.

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5 d5 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Metricon Premature Invoicing

I always paid the invoice on advice of my independent inspector after inspections. Especially when the stage wasn't complete (in a very small way) however a heap of work had…

6 d6 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Project builder for steep blocks

How much slope do you have over the approximate build envelope? I think you'll find with anything over about 3m you'll have trouble getting a project home builder, as they…

13 d13 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

So this is the floor that needs replacing - no comment required, pretty obvious.

The rest of the floor is beautiful though. Overall, pretty happy with the house, just lots of…

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13 d13 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

It was a pipe failure - literally one of the pipes burst. SM showed me yesterday - let's hope that no other pipes do the same thing when we move…

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14 d14 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

Not sure Barry. It was somewhere low in the wall, so potentially a pipe connection / pipe failure - meeting SM this arvo so will check.

14 d14 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

We had PCI last Friday.
Unfortunately the night before a pipe burst in the solar unit, flooding the laundry, ensuite and WIR. The laundry and ensuite are fine (apart from…

26 d26 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

Ours was a KDR on a sloping site. We had fixed site costs (astronomical, but any method of building was always going to be expensive for us), but had a…

27 d27 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building the Denver 29 with Metricon

Sorry to hear you're still having ongoing dramas Jess! Hopefully they get everything fixed quick smart.
We have our PCI on Friday next week. Should be interesting. They have a list…

29 d29 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

PCI booked for 24th Nov. See if we get in pre-Chrissy shutdown...

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1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

Agreed re: doing your own electrical pit. 6k through Metricon vs 3.5k through Jemena. Just have to time it right.
Do you have slope on your block? It's a KDR, so…

1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

14k inc GST.

1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Independant inspector worth it? Bendigo area

Definitely worth it.
Darbecca are based in Bacchus Marsh so most likely do Bendigo. I've found them excellent to deal with.

1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons build - roof on

Roof looks superb! Nice going mate.

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1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Minimum Land Width

It should include the garage. Just ask the builder for full specs and it will give widths of the back of the house vs. the front. You could always narrow…

1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

There's a difference between inspector and surveyor, what Metricon want you to use is their surveyor (certifier). We're using Metricon's surveyor as it just makes things easier with going through…

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1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

There were a few trades on site today... SM called, he's still really trying to push to get us in before Christmas. I might email him a list of things…

1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons build - roof on

Exciting to see it take shape Chris!

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1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

Our temp fencing was taken care of by the demo crew and Metricon. 2 different sets, included in the pricing.
We used Apollo Demolition in Metro Melbourne. They were very good…

1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

It's really basic Emmy - I think around $800? Two of those towers, plus double hanging rails. Didn't need anything fancy. It's about 2m x 3.3m.

1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

Ok! We're getting much closer... Still touch and go whether we'll get in before Christmas.
Things done in the last 4 days:
Garage completed - zero lot boundary done, plastering, painting, retaining…

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1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

So sorry to hear this Jess. Can you escalate?
Really disappointed for you.

1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Metricon full height wall tiles behind mirror?

So, so, random. We didn't get charged (checked our tile sheets), but we did our selections at Beaumont tiles Oakleigh. Just make sure your site manager follows the sheets. We…

2 months2 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons build - roof on

Looks awesome Chris! That's heaps of progress. NIce.

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2 months2 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building the Denver 29 with Metricon

Who knows... SM keeps saying yes very soon, and yes we'll get handover before Christmas, I have my doubts.
Do you how long after PCI your handover will be?

2 months2 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
re-build new house without driveway ?

You can crane things in. But it involves cost and traffic management, and to rebuild a house it most likely isn't feasible.

2 months2 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Do you really want to build with someone who doesn't allow y

Our full contract with full pricing was available weeks before our contract appt with Metricon.
There was no way we'd have signed otherwise.

2 months2 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building the Denver 29 with Metricon

Fabulous Jess!!! So glad you have a date. Now cross your fingers for us :)

2 months2 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

Ok Vantage, as requested!
It is a pretty simple (read boring) house, in terms of our selections. Call it minimalist if you like, but it's a bit like us - no…

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2 months2 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Landscaping in Mickleham?

Hi Adnan, can I ask for their details too and if you have any pics to share?
Ta

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