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21 d21 drum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon, Building Surveyor and building progress issues

Oh, straight to the top :D Yes, I'm trying to seek local assistance, but some solicitors just aren't responsive. How did you…

21 d21 drum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon, Building Surveyor and building progress issues

Ah, I guess I can delay the lockup stage (35%) as I've just put through the Frame. Who did you go to for Legal Advice? I guess they…

21 d21 drum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon, Building Surveyor and building progress issues

Thanks for the reply.
Yes, volume builders have found a way to get around that (and I have a major issue with the VBA, HIA and Inspection industry regarding this). …

22 d22 drum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon, Building Surveyor and building progress issues

Currently building with Metricon Victoria, between official Frame Stage and Lockup Stage. Throughout the process, I've observed issues and addressed them on the day. None have been…

25 d25 drum_homerum_home posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

For those worrying about the 'cheaper' units being Australian Standard Approved, Bunnings are now selling a Smart Switch version that is 100% confirmed Australian Standards approved:
for around $45.
Visually…

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1 month1 monthrum_homerum_home posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

This is true. I have a SAA certification report from that supplier for those < $20 smart switches.

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1 month1 monthrum_homerum_home posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

You know they all use the same Main board & WiFi modules in all of these Chinese produced smart switches? CTEC switches appear to be made by Lanbon, and…

1 month1 monthrum_homerum_home posted:
Data points expensive

Remember the cost is for no mater the length or location, so they average out. That being said, do what you must and what you an do after handover…

1 month1 monthrum_homerum_home posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

What local service is available for those devices, post installation? $135 seems quite high, when under $20 one are available from other 'local' sources. You might want to give …

1 month1 monthrum_homerum_home posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

Thanks for the reply.
Ah, so if the internet goes out. One of the switches will not operate the light.
I looked online, and saw only price of $110? Not…

1 month1 monthrum_homerum_home posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

Hi CTEC Smart homes,
I'm looking at home automation in current build.
How do your WiFi lights handle 2-gang switches operation a single hallway/stairs lighting area? What are the price for…

2 months2 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC

Wow some time has passed, and had not bothered to keep this thread updated. Titling of my land occurred in Jun 2019 and site build started beginning of September. Metricon…

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2 months2 monthsrum_homerum_home posted:
Arramont Estate - Wollert Victoria

Yes, stage 1& 2 titled in June 2019, Stage 3 should be next month. So many delays.
As for soil testing, depends on the location of the block and type…

1 year1 yearrum_homerum_home posted:
Arramont Estate - Wollert Victoria

They've now started construction for Release 4 & 5, Releases 1-3 are still in development. With 1-2 at the Road Boxing & Curb channeling for the last 2-3…

1 year1 yearrum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC

Sorry only saw this now. Do you mean the payment schedule? I changed to the default HIA schedule of % at key stages. So it's not front…

1 year1 yearrum_homerum_home posted:
Independent Building Inspector

While good to have law in place for whom can be an engineer, there needs to be a change in what is mandated for stage builds at consumer levels. …

2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

I think there is a slight misunderstanding, by law you have to have a separate 'independent' company operate as your building surveyor/inspector. Volume builders do not have their own…

2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

Most people using volume builders will have signed to their volume builders preferred inspector. Which for the total price of the home will (or should) incorporate those 'competent' inspections.…

2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

HIA has the power to enforce the spirit of the law, but there isn't a push from those profiting (builders, inspectors) to affect positive change. Where the volume…

2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

This is where the industry is still not working in the best interest of the owners. Where the builders and the inspection industry still do not want to fix…

2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Ah, I'd serious look at prices. Unless you need to roll it up into your loan, I'd get it done after build. I went with the Solar pre-wiring…

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2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
Independent Building Inspector

This is where it's a little muddy, legally you have to have a Building Surveyor that is independent from the builder. This was legislation that was introduced. But volume builders…

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2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Congrats on getting titled land so soon, to start building. Good luck with the build.
How did you find the prices for Solar Panel with Metricon, I found that they…

2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
Independent Building Inspector

Yeah, this is where the industry is a rort. I see you're with Metricon and in VIC, so if you're in Metro area you've already been 'forced' to…

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2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
Independent Building Inspector

Who is the "Independent" inspector you've chosen with your builder? As your question on when you should engage them, indicates you've already chosen one with your builder?

2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC

Good luck with the contract signing, hope it goes well.
To add to what I've already said, I would say they tend to gloss of the costs and impacts of those…

2 years2 yearsrum_homerum_home posted:
How long was everyone's admin stage?

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

2 years2 yearsrum_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. …

2 years2 yearsrum_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.…

2 years2 yearsrum_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…

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