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4 years4 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Minimum Land Width

Thank you for the reply aphsta.
We've spoken to the builder today. Apparently there is also some regulations regarding minimum space between the property boundary and windows.

4 years4 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Minimum Land Width

Thank you PVBuild!
We have a good relationship with our Neighbours. Hopefully we can get the council to agree 🙂

4 years4 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Minimum Land Width

I'm sure this has been answered before but I can't a thread about it - happy to be pointed to RTFM :-)
How strict is the minimum…

11 years11 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Anyone using ModTanks?

I have a fairly narrow space but I can't use a normal slimline tank because there is a window in the way. I've got about 1.1m on either side…

11 years11 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Anyone using ModTanks?

Does anyone have experience with ModTank bricks ( http://modtank.com.au )? I have a tight squeeze for a water tank and they would be a good fit but I'm concerned…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Progress Payments and Building Inspections

We had some frame issues and they were resolved after we've made the progress payment. Shouldn't be a problem until the final progress payment - which you shouldn't pay…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
DFH handover checklist & process ????

Definitely worth getting an independent inspection done. We had lots of minor issues and one or two not so minor ones that we would not have picked up ourselves.…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Metr!con - Site Costs

* Only the cheapest, easiest slab is in the base price. Also no connections to gas, electricity, phone and water included.
* Ours was around $12k but for…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Independent (Final) Inspector

We've had two independent inspections during the build process that picked up a few issues along the way. Handover is (hopefully) not too far away and I'm wondering if…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

Merticon started out really good. Service was fantastic until about frame stage and it all went down hill from there. I don't want to make you paranoid, but…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

Don't want to scare you but they're going to miss the 9 month estimate for 23 squares in VIC.

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

Unfortunately it sounds very similar. Their behavior around the end dates are so unprofessional it is almost childish. Are they going to pay you any damages?

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Anyone been caught on site?

I got told off by my SS for going on site. But then again I was checking up on them because she promises to do things and then conveniently…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
First time building, advice needed!!!

If you're going to live in the house for any length of time it is better to just build what you would like to live in (without doing something that…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

Same thing happened to me. They said it is wasn't really relevant because they generally finish early anyway. I wish I hadn't fallen into that trap. Don't…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

Building in Wyndham, Victoria.
We're building a relatively small plan with very little variation. That is why it so frustrating. It seems as if you get the Merticon B-team…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

$250 per week. Doesn't seem to bother them in the least :-(

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

Our contract stated 9 months which I found very long. When we signed it we were told not too worry because they frequently finish earlier :evil:

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Fences & Driveways

Thank you for the information - that helps a lot!

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Fences & Driveways

Thank you for the feedback!
Any idea what I should expect to pay for a 1.8m high fence (per metre)?

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Fences & Driveways

Can any suggest a good place to get Fences & Driveways in the Wyndham area?

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Anyone had a completion date bought forward?

You'd think. But that has been the status since early Jan. Getting a status report out of Merticon is like pulling teeth. Earlier this week they gave…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Anyone had a completion date bought forward?

Site cleaning - they've been at it for 6 weeks!
Fly screens
Gas Meter
Paint Touch-ups
Window Service
Fix broken roof tiles
Fix broken stairs
Final Inspection

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Building Inspector

Perhaps if you could give an idea in which area you are. There are a couple of threads about inspectors in VIC about a month ago. We're tired…

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Anyone had a completion date bought forward?

I Wish! Contract says 270 days and they'll likely run over. Merticon has been a real pain in the backside in the last few months.

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Melbourne Property Inspections

Not specific to Melbourne Property Inspectors but there is a thread about a few different inspectors. Apparently your millage may vary:
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=29027

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
First inspection - any tips?

From the top of my head
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=29212&hilit=inspection+check+list
There are others but I can't find them quickly enough :-/

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
Floor tiles or Timber ???

Simple! Tiles in the kitchen. Floor boards everywhere else :-)

12 years12 yearsvirgin-buildervirgin-builder posted:
New Home Inspections, and any other inspectors in Vic?

My experience with APlus was certainly more positive than octain's - I had loads of extra things that I didn't point out. The report contained detailed suggestions for corrections.…

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