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12 h12 hzooch84zooch84 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…

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4 d4 dzooch84zooch84 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…

12 d12 dzooch84zooch84 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…

13 d13 dzooch84zooch84 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…

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20 d20 dzooch84zooch84 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…

21 d21 dzooch84zooch84 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…

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22 d22 dzooch84zooch84 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…

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1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 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…

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2 months2 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,…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

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2 months2 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…

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2 months2 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

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2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

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

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3 months3 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…

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3 months3 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…

3 months3 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

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3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Tender presentation delays

The admin stage is usually the worst stage with any builder, it can take weeks/months for things to happen, what you say isnt that uncommon unfortuantely. I guess what seems…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Soil dump and Weeds

Unfortunately its a pretty standard condition that the block be handed over clear of debris, weeds, excess grass, soil etc. Nearly every contract with a project builder will have that…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Seems my frustration and ranting today has achieved something.
Behold!

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3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

So we win a little and lose a little once more...
Bifolds finally got delivered yesterday, so stage one of the door saga is over.
Stage 2 which is the installation was…

4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon Double Storey Build

In general, its 26-30 weeks for a double story (i.e. 6-7 months) obviously as blackcat mentioned it depends on the size and finishings etc
But here I am building a single…

4 months4 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Thanks r_13
I know eventually it will get there. After a while the pressure to want to explode builds and builds.
If they could just do what they say hahaha
Least we had…

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