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4 d4 dreaverreaver posted:
Demolition - tree removal

We are doing a KDR and most demolition quotes came back with a note saying that tree removal permit will be done by owner if required.
At what stage in the…

8 d8 dreaverreaver posted:
KDR Insurance?

Did you take out a mortgage to purchase the property? I thought all banks now require proof of home insurance on the property before settlement.

16 d16 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

That whole process just seems strange.

16 d16 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Does M usually raise a no cost post-contract variation to rectify mistakes in the final HIA contract?
I think most volume builders don't modify the final HIA contract but they rather…

23 d23 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Salesperson said they are good for families with young kids or pets because they don't scratch as much as timber. I'm sure you can read up on the other positive…

24 d24 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Some people have contacts in the building industry and are quite handy around the house. On the other hand there are first time builders who may find the experience a…

24 d24 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

You are putting too much faith in these volume builders. Join any one of the Facebook groups and you will see actual people complaining of real issues in their build.…

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1 month1 monthreaverreaver posted:
First steps?

With the big volume builders, you can sit down with a salesperson in either a display home or one of their offices to get a quote. This quote will not…

1 month1 monthreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Gas ducted heating is included in the base price of most homes from volume builders. Have a look at the inclusions on the builder's websites - Metricon, PD, Boutique, Fairhaven…

1 month1 monthreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Thanks for sharing shokel1975. Did you have to pick a unit that suits your 42 square house? Or was it just one size…

1 month1 monthreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Anyone willing to share how much their refrigeration upgrade with 2 zones cost in the final contract for a double story home? We have a provision of $17k but I'm…

1 month1 monthreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

We got our quote last month and they offered free colourbond and hebel for a 2-storey house. It's not advertised anywhere, the salesman offered it to us while we were…

1 month1 monthreaverreaver posted:
NBN point in your new house.

I thought NBN resumed the HFC rollout in the middle of this year. I've avoided reading up on the NBN since they started their MTM strategy.
Not sure what you mean…

1 month1 monthreaverreaver posted:
NBN point in your new house.

There's your answer, if you want it in a location that's conveniently accessible for you then go for it. At the worst case you can leave the door slightly open…

1 month1 monthreaverreaver posted:
NBN point in your new house.

What do you find inconvenient with having the NBN box in the garage? Ours is under the stairs and I have not needed to access it since it was installed…

1 month1 monthreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Has anyone had their driveway and concrete path done through Metricon here in Melbourne? We're considering whether we go with them or do it our own after handover.

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2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Thanks for putting up the pics. They look neatly done. I'll see if M can do something similar for our build.

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Ahhh, the conduit needs to go up to the roof space so that you can get cables into it at a later date and pull them thru to the perimiter…

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

You're right, water pressure might be an issue. I might just do a run of PVC from the front tap to the backyard and make sure it is buried.
I don't…

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Has anyone installed irrigation for their backyard? Metricon says that the tap at the back has to be attached to the house and can not be freestanding. Not too keen…

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Home Technology Hub

Consider this zigbee light switch as well. Goes from 1 to 3 gang. http://www.3asmarthome.com/smart-switches
You would normally pair a smart switch with regular lights so in effect…

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!

Thank you for the feedback stellabella. Good luck with your 2nd!

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Hebel construction feedback

Resurrecting this old thread.
Those that built with Hebel 5+ years ago, how are your Hebel walls holding up?

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!

We're planning our 2nd build as well and I came across your thread while doing a search about hebel.
How are the Hebel walls in your first build and are…

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Aside from double glazed windows, we're considering putting up curtains with thermal fabric. Hopefully it pays off.

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop

No, that is not a stone waterfall. Those side end panels are 40mm laminate. I know because this picture was taken at a place that was for sale last year…

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2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop

Yes, the laminate sides protrude by 300mm. The stone countertop is 40mm and the laminate sides are 40mm as well. Looks good and does not get damaged easily after 1…

Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop
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2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Yep that's popular in the States. They even do it on walls. Is it any better than batts though?
https://i.imgur.com/ZXycVaI.gifv

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

From what I understand the builder is supposed to bear the cost to meet the 6-star standard. I guess we'll see at contract.

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Did the price change at contract or did it stay similar to what was quoted?

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