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26 d26 dPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

Handover booked in for Thursday.
Finally.
It has felt like forever... and we had to escalate internally. The dishwasher is still the wrong model, but they'll replace it.
Phew.

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1 month1 monthPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building Contract days exceeded

Our original certificate of completion was issued before Christmas. THe house was most certainly not completed to the standard we expected.
New certificate issued 19/3, and the builder has paid out…

2 months2 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
How long did your build take, and what time did they quote?

I feel everyone's pain here.
- contract stipulated 9 month build time (38 weeks)
- builder unofficially said 5 months - single storey off the plan with modifications
- temp fence erected 5th…

3 months3 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Double story floor plan issues

Do you have to have the WIR behind the bed? Looks like a fair waste of space... think with the available space you have you'd be better off with BIR…

3 months3 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Raising house due to flood level

If you are set on the block, can you investigate building on bearers and joists rather than on slab? Importing fill and then putting a slab on it seems risky;…

3 months3 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

SM has been in touch and I've walked through the place with him, relatively happy.
He's saying mid-Feb for handover. I won't be around, so the OH will have to do…

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3 months3 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

So it's true, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Haven't been inside the house for over a month, haven't heard from the SM for that amount of time either (strange,…

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3 months3 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

I agree with the relationship with your SM, however if your tradies are absolute rubbish then the SM is battling uphill.
I have a lot of time for our SM, and…

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3 months3 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

mate you're going to overtake me... super exciting!

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3 months3 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

Hey Norfolk, get what you're saying - with some of us you're preaching to the converted; pretty sure Tribe is all over it quality wise.
We've had our final inspection (and…

3 months3 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

I hear you. All my furniture is sitting in storage, I have paid for crossover permits for the council, I've given the concreter an upfront holding sum as well... My…

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3 months3 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

We started first week of April in 2017 and no handover in sight yet. However, there are 'extenuating circumstances'.
Have everyone's trades started up again? I think ours has, but my…

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4 months4 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Open Floor Plan Suggestions

We've built the Helsinki, which was the Berkshire in the Signature range (they have discontinued it and moved it into the designer range).
The floor plan is excellent - really…

4 months4 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

Not much action here - all damaged areas were ripped out before Christmas, all the lower floor, some plaster, some insulation, all arcs and skirts, and all the WIR cabinetry.…

4 months4 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Need some landscaping inspiration!

Ezza, what kind of garden style do you like? What sort of plants / trees do you like? Maybe give us some pictures to help us out.
It's so personal, it's…

5 months5 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Oh man looks great! It's coming together.

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5 months5 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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…

5 months5 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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…

5 months5 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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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5 months5 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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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5 months5 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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.

5 months5 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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…

5 months5 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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…

5 months5 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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…

5 months5 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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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6 months6 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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…

6 months6 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Building with Metricon

14k inc GST.

6 months6 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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.

6 months6 monthsPVBuildPVBuild posted:
Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Roof looks superb! Nice going mate.

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6 months6 monthsPVBuildPVBuild 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…

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