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5 d5 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Building in Oran Park
M still have builds for most single stories around 4-5 months. Ours is a little different mainly due to the size (37SQ so really its a double…

5 d5 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Not sure, even the SM wont/cant really give any kind of date.
Even to get to PCI I'll probably only find out a week or so before hand.
But doing basic napkin…

7 d7 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

Oh that is so true....brings back bad memories haha
The 4.58 click/send/run was brilliant of them. Think its deliberate so you don't have any chance of a immediate reply and they…

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7 d7 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Well a small positive today, the shower screens and mirrors got installed.
Negative is they installed a mirror in the ensuite which we actually took off the contract and haven't installed…

9 d9 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 13/06:
So this week we were supposed to be having the following done:
* Carpenter turn up and rectify Poritco
* Bricks to be finished off
* Rendering to be completed
* BiFold Doors…

9 d9 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

We got ours done in NSW by a mob called Dapple Designs. I am not sure if they can do anything for you being in VIC?
Cost around $440 from memory.
They…

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23 d23 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 30/05:
Unexpected happenings going on.
Taps/Toilets/Shower Heads all gone in. Wasn't expecting it to be so soon.
Still nothing on the external works as yet :(

23 d23 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

I only got the one put in as a at least 75" TV will be going there. Didn't get anymore put in. SM didn't care though and said he can…

23 d23 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

Technically you are meant to request the noggins during the electrical appointment.
However, I spoke to my SM and he just put them in where i wanted them. All they want…

23 d23 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

Agree, be extremely careful with withholding payment from them.
Technically you aren't allowed under the contract, read the fine print and it does say, that regardless of dispute, payment still needs…

23 d23 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

Haha i know the feeling, im lucky that i'm only 10-15min away so I'm there everyday.
I sometimes wish I was away actually, go away for a month and come back…

23 d23 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

We were in the same boat, the actually didn't do framing on our for a couple of weeks.
Granted this was middle of Jan when that happened and the framers weren't…

23 d23 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

Really you can get away with 48 hours now, they have chemicals etc in the mix that makes it go off quicker
Does have the drawback that if it dries too…

27 d27 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon Chelsea33

I'm building a 37 at the moment. Personally i'd go for the bigger one just cause I like space.
However, going up to the 37 only gives maybe 200-300mm dimensions to…

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27 d27 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Went by today, tilers had finished off everything (well for now)
2 errors, the sparkly tiles should be white grout not black and the tiles on all sides should be Floor…

27 d27 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 26/05:
Tiling has started in wet areas now. All the areas are mostly done, just waiting on skirts to get put on in most of them.
Could be a error with…

1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Has anyone else experienced the issue, where tradies turn up, start the job, get half way through then all of a sudden drop from the planet? It seems to be…

1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 8/05:
Bricks are now all complete (bar a tiny lintel missing, will get fixed soon)
Also had kitchen and bathroom/laundry cabinetry put in over the week as well.
Carpenter is meant to…

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2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

Yeah we have 1050 AFL here as well, Id imagine its the standard. But it does feel a bit low for me.
In the end we just went with it.
Strange thing…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 25/04:
Bricks finally have started as of late last week.
Waterproofing has been done
Electrical cut out has also been done.
Continutation of bricks this week, was on site when the kitchen guy…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

That it is
For me its not so much the fact that it hasn't been done, it's more the scheduling from the SM seems so wrong. I realise however he is…

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2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Cornicing went up last week which is a plus...but
So here we are, day 3 of a new week and....nothing.
Supposed to have:
Brickies on site, nothing.
Waterproofing...nothing
Kitchen cabinetry...nothing
Bifolds and external doors...nothing.
We have houses…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon contract signing and issues

This is pretty much the case. Building with M at the moment, and they pretty much only do things as PCV's
Trying to get finalised plans with exactly everything corrected was…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

It's actually part of the standard in the Designer range, so we don't have a separate pricing for it. We also get a rechargeable system on the perimeter as standard…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 08/04:
Gyprock has now gone in for the walls and roof (bar the entrance and outside areas which is Tas Oak lined.
We STILL have not hard any brickwork start at…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
How long does it take to build a single storey house ?

Ours is a 37SQ single story. Contract states 40 weeks. But in reality we are looking at around 26 maybe even less.
Most builders will over estimate on contract to prevent…

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3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 01/04:
Roofing is completed, bar maybe 1 or 2 tiny little things.
Bricks are meant to go in the start of this week coming. They had to do a site clean…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in

Haha excellent thanks.
I just has a look at Zest Lighting, they seem to look quite good. Probably will go for one 61cm with 162 lights in it. Just for…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Merricks 45 with Metricon

Stick with the Method 1 schedule. Whilst it might delay the build (this mind you comes down to how quickly you want it done) you hold the cards. Money is…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Chelsea 33 by Metricon!!!!

I am currently building a Chelsea 37.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=90171
Your ideas are interesting, to be fair im not 100% sure if they work. What will be the orientation of the…

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