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6 d6 dzooch84zooch84 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…

17 d17 dzooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

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

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17 d17 dzooch84zooch84 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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24 d24 dzooch84zooch84 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…

1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 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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1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 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…

1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 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…

1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 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

1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 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…

1 month1 monthzooch84zooch84 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…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

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

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2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 28/06:
Now im getting really mad, frustrated and on the verge of losing all pretences of sanity!
Another week gone and nothing. Not a thing has happened that has been promised.…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Update 25/06:
So not unsurprisingly our Bi-Fold doors did not get installed on Friday as was told.
Supposedly supposed to happen tomorrow now. If they get held back again, the SM will…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 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…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 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…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 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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2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 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…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 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…

2 months2 monthszooch84zooch84 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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3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 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 :(

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 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…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 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…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 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…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 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…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 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…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 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…

3 months3 monthszooch84zooch84 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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