Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
zooch84
102 Posts
Senior Member

Follow
102PostsMost Active Topics

zooch84

NSW
Joined 7 October 2017
Senior Member
Followers
26 d26 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

We got ours done the day before we moved in. M put through a urgent request and they were pretty quick to get here.

26 d26 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

So a week and a bit since we moved in.
Move went relatively well, nothing broken at least.
Landscaping has started, should be finished in around 4-5 weeks.
Had tradies in and out…

1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Aaaand done. Now the moving begins!

Metricon - Chelsea 37
  ⋅  2
1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

1pm tomorrow we get handover
Finally phase 1 of the nightmare is over, now begins the illustrious duty of finishing off and moving

  ⋅  4
1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Finally some good news!
Final accounts have been done, SM is going to pick up keys this afternoon.
Just have to wait for one bit of carpet to be done and we…

  ⋅  2
2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Today’s update
M’s QA is all done, all went well, not a huge amount of things that came up, mainly just rattles/squeaks etc
Waiting on final account to get completed then we…

  ⋅  1
2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Finally had our PCI today
Went well, only had about 7 or so defects listed, plus probably 15 places for painters to touch up/repaint
Full QA will be going ahead on Friday…

  ⋅  2
2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

So finally a update:
Carpets got mostly installed yesterday, still haven't done one room. Apparently the SM and the carpet installers ended up in a argument and they threatened to walk…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

From what I can tell its just a few things that need to be finished off, a whole downpipe has to be installed (they had to wait for render to…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

So PCI had to get cancelled as the painters who were supposed to turn up last week didn't until Tuesday
They did however get finished yesterday.
We also got our appliances installed…

  ⋅  2
3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

They are just the standard black/grey external tiles from National Tiles, 400x400 in size (https://www.nationaltiles.com.au/simpli ... ernal-tile)
The arguments that were had due to the 2 tone…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

I’m building the Chelsea 37, and with all our upgrades its $525K and we could of easily added another 50 to that. Your figure sounds about right, if your’re…

  ⋅  1
3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

I think Shokel pretty much sums it up. There are far too many variables with any builder to pin problems down to a specific thing. Not to mention the internet…

  ⋅  2
3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

We finally have some lights and action today!



Cleaner is meant to come tomorrow, followed by the Sealer and external carpenter on Friday
Still on track to have PCI by EOM with…

  ⋅  1
3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

It's more the fact that such a thing is going very out of spec for volume builders. They work on churning out inherently the same designs over and over again,…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

You can ask for a Raft slab during the tender process, if your block is sloping or your doing a split level home they may even suggest it. Do expect…

4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

Not really no, its a structural/engineering thing. Whilst im sure there might be a way to do it, it will cost too much or require a complete re-engineering of how…

  ⋅  1
4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

They cant always do the brick, there has to be usually at least a minimum 85mm to fit one, plus add mortar etc.
They also cover themselves, on the contract with…

  ⋅  1
4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

This is with the stain, still needs a final coat but it will just deepen the colour somewhat
We might be in before xmas if we're lucky :-S

  ⋅  1
4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Thanks Ill take some new ones with the Cabolts Charcoal stain over it, really sets it off
It's alot of black, and you do lose the wood effect, but the black…

4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 27/08:
All internal painting has been 95% finished, just waiting for trims etc to be done, then that will be finished just prior to PCI.
This week we are supposed to…

4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

For my inspections, I just informed my SM that we had engaged Housepect for our inspections. Housepect then took over and liased with the SM for appointments etc to get…

4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Sigh feels like deja vu once again.
SM rings last week, all frantic on the phone saying he wants to get the house down in the next 2-3 weeks and that…

4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Thanks Dulie, they would want to be for the price they are! :lol:

  ⋅  1
4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 02/08/18:
Tiles have been laid down inside and out. The tiles on the outside still haven't been grouted as they run out of tiles and haven't been back. (The wrongly…

  ⋅  2
5 months5 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

Same here we had no issues with Post Contract Variations.
Just make sure you get a signed copy emailed back to you and keep them all together. The Variations will also…

5 months5 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Building with Metricon

Usually around 2-3 weeks after PCI, but it all depends on any defects picked up plus getting OC paper work through, but the rough guide is 2-3 weeks

  ⋅  1
5 months5 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Yeah we did, the slab is to design spec and standard. It just seems its more the levels etc that are the issue with the Tilers, so the slab itself…

5 months5 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 12/07:
So hows this for a good one. Tilers were meant to start this week but....
Apparantly there is a problem with the floor surface, the slab has been done to…

5 months5 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Cost of landscaping

I'd also then argue the opposite, that by giving them a budget, they will miraculously find a way to spend every single bit of it...
Catch 22 situation really

Most Active Topics

Building with Metricon
8180 Posts
Metricon - Chelsea 37
89 Posts
More
Joined homeone
7 October 2017

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.7 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Advertise
Contact Homeone
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on Twitter
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018