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6 d6 dr_13r_13 posted:
Pool level Vs. Slab of new build

I think the variations in your slab level from floor to garage and entrance are normal, but I'm only saying that because my slab looked like this:

I'm not sure whether…

6 d6 dr_13r_13 posted:
Is my Metricon contract (HIA) binding?

Interestingly from your above link might you also be able to end this (unsigned HIA) due to the time blowout of your land settlement being more than 1.5x longer than…

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6 d6 dr_13r_13 posted:
Is my Metricon contract (HIA) binding?

Yours is the Customer Copy. Did you witness them sign the Builders Copy on the day of signing? Did you sign both copies? Though if the letter of the law…

6 d6 dr_13r_13 posted:
light switch orientation: landscape or portrait?

All of ours are horizontal. I never thought about it before, it doesn't really bother me. I'm more annoyed by stupid things I've noticed in our house like a pair…

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12 d12 dr_13r_13 posted:
Advise building with Metricon Fintona 37

The net cost after credit back of the vinyl, add upgraded underlay and engineered timber to 90m2 was $2,600. We carpeted the living and study.

16 d16 dr_13r_13 posted:
Advise building with Metricon Fintona 37

Our package included Carpet Call Castletons Luxury Natural Oak 5 mm-thick vinyl floating floor system, which was deleted with a credit back of $11.5k, in lieu of our chosen 13.5…

17 d17 dr_13r_13 posted:
Advise building with Metricon Fintona 37

The timber floor we picked was PTF Classic French Grey Oak engineered timber at $148/m2 with upgraded underlay at $9/m2.
There's some discussion about this on this forum I recall…

22 d22 dr_13r_13 posted:
Advise building with Metricon Fintona 37

In my house, the option for full height tiling to 4 walls was priced at about $1800 per bathroom, mainly due to additional tiles and square set cornices required for…

23 d23 dr_13r_13 posted:
4m Side Sloping Block (Questions!)

The soil classification regarding foundation movement is explained here:
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/gu ... n-movement
Soil classifications include:
A – non‐reactive – sand and rock sites – little or no ground…

27 d27 dr_13r_13 posted:
Garage - parking and storage question dilemma

Maybe you can make use of your tall ceilings with hanging storage?

Garage - parking and storage question dilemma
27 d27 dr_13r_13 posted:
4m Side Sloping Block (Questions!)

We had a good amount of slope in our building envelope too, far more than M's quoted "600 mm maximum slope" -- so we had a landscaper level the block…

1 month1 monthr_13r_13 posted:
Hampshire 45

If you're looking to learn a LOT about building the Hampshire 45, the choices and the process... then definitely check that post from   ⋅  2

1 month1 monthr_13r_13 posted:
Hebel home

Our home is Hebel construction and it is quiet and well insulated. We moved in in October 2020, so it's not been a long time yet.
I had thought that it…

2 months2 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Is it ok to build a shed over an easement?

Lisa06 I think the main requirement is to obtain permission from the water company. I don't know the exact specifics of your water…

2 months2 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

blacktea2sugars I've been a bit slow with pictures. It's been a whirlwind with moving in and organising driveway/landscaping/etc/etc... somehow all our furniture shrunk…

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
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2 months2 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

sparkyf looks great!
You've done well to get the approvals through, with big retaining walls and what looks to be about 1.2m fall across…

3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Maybe there could be differences between adding flyscreens on the inside of aluminium awning windows, vs. on the outside of wooden frame sliders? The flyscreens we have are very light…

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3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

I think our whole house was only 880 for flyscreens, not including the Brio screens for the stacker doors.

3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

We're moved in... the house still looks empty!

3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Yay congratulations!!

3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

:lol:

3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Looks like the rain didn't ruin things for us. The driveway had enough time to cure before the heaviest rain started, so it's looking good!
Nightstrike freshly cleaned

The long driveway and…

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3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

So much rain... concreters were at my house at 10pm washing the newly poured concrete to stop the rain curing the top coating too fast...

3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Love the photos!

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3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Yes, it is expensive but ... it looks sooo goood...
Our driveway is being mostly poured today, then it should set before we move in next week. Then the remaining semipermeable…

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
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3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Driveway, crossovers and paths

It was part of the subdivision plan that was never executed, and Metricon told us they can no longer just put a wood plank into the gutter to mount the…

3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Carlisle Homes using Covid

We built with Metricon in VIC, starting construction at the beginning of the first lockdown. Darbecca inspectors were permitted at each stage and indeed our Metricon Site Supervisor seemed quite…

3 months3 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Driveway, crossovers and paths

I built with Metricon on a battleaxe block, where my driveway is about 40 m-long. Our "luxury inclusions" package did actually include 50m2 of concreting for driveway but we instead…

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4 months4 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Will metricon do this?

I think you can flip any home design left-to-right as a whole if that would make sense, but you could end up with a bunch of bedrooms facing west upstairs...

4 months4 monthsr_13r_13 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Yes, we have decided to go for exposed aggregate in a dark colour, with matching colour in our semipermeable sections.
Since we are building on a battleaxe block, the driveway is…

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