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8 h8 hr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

No settlement date yet - just a note to prewarn our bank that the final payment will be coming soon.
But, today the last of the concreting around the house was…

12 h12 hr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Getting closer!

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
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5 d5 dr_13r_13 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

That is a monster garage door, for a monster garage!
Sad to hear about your gas meter issues and all that.

22 d22 dr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Truly they have been amazing. Also I have been impressed by the interactions that I've had with them, and the level of detail and explanations in their emails and inspection…

23 d23 dr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

PCI was pretty good!
Darbecca was finishing just as we arrived and said "it's a bit of a mess", mainly because there was still a painter there working on the…

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29 d29 dr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Yes, we received two notices, one was a Notice of Completion and the other is a Reason to Travel verification, which would be needed if we were building more than…

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1 month1 monthr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

PCI next week! Received notice of competition from M, and we've scheduled the final inspection with Darbecca for Thursday.
Interested to see what happens next between now and getting the…

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1 month1 monthr_13r_13 posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

It looks really great, love the idea of automated lighting.

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1 month1 monthr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Recently we had an online appointment with Kinsman for our walk-in robes fitout. It was really good service, and we managed to squeak in on the last day of a…

1 month1 monthr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Hey Renman - no real major issues with the construction so far, it's been very fast since they started in April and honestly…

1 month1 monthr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

No it's my own landscaper. Actually, at one point earlier in the year my SC at M asked me for the details of my landscaper, as they had another prospective…

1 month1 monthr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Yes, we got an email from M that said "We're still building!..." but then went on to specify that numbers and visits are limited due to restrictions.
I spoke to my…

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1 month1 monthr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Phenomenal house :) well done!

1 month1 monthr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Hi blacktea2sugars,
No we haven't got a completion date yet. We're being patient though.
I contacted our SS for an update and he said…

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
2 months2 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

That looks awesome, Vu!

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2 months2 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Amidst all of the difficulties of our planning permit process, there were a few moments of luck.
One was related to overlooking: we were approved to install a trellis fence extension,…

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
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2 months2 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Electrical team were doing upstairs lighting fitout when I visited this week.
Tonight, after work, I stopped by and the house was truly locked up... no more stickybeak after hours…

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2 months2 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Things are starting to come together.
Fixing inspection list is all under control. The construction team are about 48 days ahead of schedule at this point.
Tiles are going in…

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3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Scaffolding is down now, upstairs is rendered to the final colour.

Cabinetry is installed, we can really get a feeling for the size of the kitchen in the main living…

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3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Popped by to look at landscaping options, and was happy to see cabinetry everywhere and the kitchen and butler's pantry in an advanced state of installation.
Water proofing is all done…

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3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Doors are all hung, arcs and skirts done, outside upper floor rendering looks to be underway.

Front door is in, feels satisfyingly heavy as it self closes.

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3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Stairs are in, holes for all points and lights are cut, Hebel is almost finished and eaves coverings going up.

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3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Vantage 46 - Studio M Upgrades

Hi mattyc
We switched after deposit from a Designer Vantage 48 to a Freedom Merricks 42 purely based on preferring the floorplan layout, and…

3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Looks to the untrained eye like a slow week last week.
Cornices have been finished, and the plasterers have cleaned up. It looks really neat inside.
I think maybe there's…

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4 months4 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

The plaster is all hung. What a difference it makes.

Scaffolding is all up ready for the upstairs Hebel installation.

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
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4 months4 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Site walkaround with the SS today, to go over the schedule of defects on the Darbecca Pre-Plaster report. It was a good collaborative discussion.
Darbecca helpfully re-listed items from the…

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4 months4 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Hebel walls going up. All the insulation is done inside now too, suddenly it seems very quiet and calm inside the house.

Pre plaster inspection was on Friday. Darbecca once…

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
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4 months4 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Thanks for the tip Mirrmu83 - why do you suggest that, just to make sure the right colours are used?

4 months4 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

More tiles delivered. Starting to wrap the walls. Plumbing rough in is done and we can see the green pipes installed to put rainwater through to the toilets.
The front…

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
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4 months4 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

I had a site walkaround with the SS yesterday, it was good to walk in the space, and to go up the ladder to the upper floor.
We went line…

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