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17 d17 drum_homerum_home posted:
How long was everyone's admin stage?

Deposit July 2017, signed in Jan 2018. But my land is yet to title.

29 d29 drum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC

Wow, you'd think less time for a smaller build. Yeah, sales are a law unto themselves and my original sales consultant is of course no longer with Metricon. …

29 d29 drum_homerum_home posted:
NBN and HFC from across the street

I'm not sure if I paid extra or something I didn't need too, but I have Metricon paid for the installation of NBN and that will be in my garage.…

29 d29 drum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC

Signed the final contract with Metricon, a strange process to have a person just go through the whole contract again. They seem to focus on little things, but gloss…

1 month1 monthrum_homerum_home posted:
Building with Metricon

Has anyone gotten exposed aggregate as their driveway? Supposedly in my original quote where I had a 'promotion' I exchanged 35m2 of coloured driveway with 30m2 of aggregate (thought…

1 month1 monthrum_homerum_home posted:
Porter Davis price increase

Well volume builders can in ways force rates from builders, and the balcony wasn't one I was directly looking at. But it wasn't an error, the price when from…

1 month1 monthrum_homerum_home posted:
Porter Davis price increase

What doesn't make sense? Porter Davis is usually the leader in the price increase cycles, and their jumps can be large. I remember when their balcony option…

2 months2 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Porter Davis price increase

This was the major reason I switched from Porter Davis to another volume builder, they had too large jump in price.

2 months2 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building with Metricon

Dealing with Metricon pre final contract signing, have those people that have gone through it found it was very hard getting timely information from their CSC? They seem…

2 months2 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Contract in my favour?

Don't worry if there is an error in their favor, they'd never tell you and they'd take full advantage of it. I've seen builders take advantage of a…

2 months2 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Anyone building with Metricon have this put up on their fenc

could receive up to $5000 reward*
A lot of could and up to in that statement, with Metricon I doubt it'll be anything and wonder what their definition of substantial is.…

2 months2 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC

Received reply from them regarding this, and they say they don't use the Nathers rating, but Verification Method which is a combination of the Nathers & Deemed to Satisfy method.…

2 months2 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Access to zero lot line boundary?

I'm no specialist. But if there isn't a easement on your property for that function, you aren't bound to give anyone you don't want access to your land and…

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Bank loan - broker or not and when to start

I know the issue I've run into, is that a bank will only approve a loan for 6 months. So getting loan approval at the contract signing stage, and with…

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
House and land Precinct design

As I was going to point out, they are different but also the same. The VBA states that the appointed Building Surveyor is suppose to do all the things are…

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3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Fencing obligations

Check out these links:
https://www.disputes.vic.gov.au/informa ... e-to-fence
https://www.disputes.vic.gov.au/informa ... ons-fences
You don't have to pay if they don't consult you first. Even in a new estate the…

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3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Cost Cutting

Look at making the current heater included upgraded to allow for an aircon add-on unit post build. It'll be better than the Evap option and probably not much extra…

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3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building inspector worth it? How was your experience?

Have they just said you have to supply your own? If that is the case they usually have a lot of conditions to who you must choose from, and their…

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
I'm drunk and I want to build a shipping container home

How is that even remotely relevant to building a container home in Australia? Are you sure you've linked to the correct article?

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building inspector worth it? How was your experience?

Sure, you didn't get any documentation from your builder regarding the appointment of an independent building surveyor? You should have received a VBA fact sheet on appointment of a…

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building inspector worth it? How was your experience?

Who is the 'independent' building surveyor your builder has forced you to use? Or is this your primary surveyor company for the build?

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Opinions: Double or Single Storey? Upgrade costs estimates

Usually these choices are driven by the cost of land. Where it's usually offset by the cost saving in land price is greater than the cost for a double…

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Trying to stay positive.

Withhold stage payments until fixed?
But if that is signed off by the building surveyor, then that's a concern? Is that even structurally sound and within code?

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Clause in contract about independent inspections

It's a shame that they know it's an issue, volume builders know they are bypassing the the spirit of the law and getting away with it. I know…

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Clause in contract about independent inspections

What was the outcome of that conversation with that senior person?
I'm currently in the 'cold war' phase of my negotiations regarding the appointment of an 'independent' building surveyor with…

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3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC

I was trying to see what law would be in play here, or why they were pushing this. I found on the NatHERs website (the energy authority) that hot water…

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon Premature Invoicing

Within your legal rights, this is the only truth.

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building with Metricon

Yeah they seem to make up a lot and credit for removal never equals initial costs. I know with the $17k carpet and laminate flooring package, if you remove…

3 months3 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building with Metricon

I'm quite sure mine says that it's locked in, but they can review that at 12 months.

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