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shokel1975

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2 d2 dshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?

We used Houspect and they were great! Very detailed reports.

6 d6 dshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?

You can definitely contract an independent inspector at any stage of the build for as many or as little number of stages as you like :)

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8 d8 dshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
KDR| Belrose/Glendale 50| Metro Eastern Suburbs VIC

That is great news! You’re very lucky to get a studio M appointment so early in the process. It really helps with the final costs having those selections made so…

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15 d15 dshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
KDR| Belrose/Glendale 50| Metro Eastern Suburbs VIC

This is from our contract. Two charges, the first to extend the slab, the second charge is for bricking up the pillar (it was only timber initially).
117. Provide extension…

15 d15 dshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
KDR| Belrose/Glendale 50| Metro Eastern Suburbs VIC

Can I suggest you extend your outdoor room so the pillar is in line with the side of the house? We extended ours as the Glendale usually has the…

19 d19 dshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Wow! The jewel in the crown! How stunning is that!! Love your plant selection-especially the ferns😀

1 month1 monthshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
KDR| Belrose/Glendale 50| Metro Eastern Suburbs VIC

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your build!
We built our Glendale 42 in 2019, moving in 15 mths ago. We upgraded pretty much most items,…

2 months2 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Building with Metricon

Hello everyone, has anyone provided your own stuff during the building? I am looking to buy some smart light switches and let the electrician to install. Is this possible?
Thanks
Not with…

2 months2 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Building with Metricon

Not with Metricon I don’t think. It all has to be as per your signed contract - fixtures and all to be supplied by them.

2 months2 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Building with Metricon

I can’t remember having a pre contract presentation .... we had many upgrades and changes so we had a few meetings with them. I can’t remember what came first.…

2 months2 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Building with Metricon

They will give this to you at some stage. We were given it a couple of weeks after it was conducted. We built in Melbourne.

4 months4 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Looks absolutely beautiful!! Love the backyard!

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5 months5 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Hi, I think you need a lot more lighting in each room - especially if they are downlights. Our build has 2 downlights in rooms such as study, kids bedrooms,…

6 months6 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Congratulations! Enjoy your beautiful new home! looking forward to seeing pics of it set up :)

6 months6 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Congrats!! House looks great!! What colour is your carpet? Is it blue or grey?

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6 months6 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Awesome!!! What a quick build despite stage 4 restrictions!

6 months6 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

New pantry carcasses installed today, bulkhead, kicker and trims tomorrow, handles once I can get them from the supplier
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Looks great Drew! We have noticed our top shelf sagging under…

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
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7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Congratulations! Such a great feeling to finally get in your house isn’t it?? (Even if the hand soap is absolutely terrible!!) 😃😃

7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Good luck r_13! Such an exciting time!! Enjoy the ride 😁

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7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

It all looks great!! I can’t believe you are at PCI already.... how exciting!!

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7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Building with Metricon

That is tough. It shouldn’t be like that at all. I am not sure who you go to after the construction mgr. I only had to escalate to construction mgr…

7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Building with Metricon

2 or so days. If it was much longer than that I chased them!

7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

We are good - although powder room toilet is leaking again! Very frustrated - stage 4 restitutions and we have no downstairs toilet - no one will fix it until…

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7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

blacktea2sugars, your garage door looks fantastic 😉

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7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Congratulations dulie! Very cute... where are you going to display his shoe collection? 😀😀😀

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7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

yes, very annoying when you think everything is sorted and then they tell you there are problems :( Love the garage door!

7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Can’t wait to see the garage door! Can you put some small bushes between the palms and Have the meter partially hidden by a bush? Still accessible?

7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Oh no! How awful that someone broke in! I guess it is good that nothing other than the door was damaged or stolen, but not a nice feeling…

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7 months7 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Such a painful stage. So close but so far! New purchases look great!

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8 months8 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

Absolutely beautiful renman... I’m glad after all the issues with the outside, you have ended up with a stunning result. Perfect compliment to…

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