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PharmaG
12 December
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Dec 12, 2018 7:50 am
SejaeD SejaeD
raihan raihan
I am planning to buy a land and I thought I found the perfect land for us. But Then realized the land has a 5m slope. How much the site cost will be increased due to this slope? Or is it even a good idea to invest in such land?

I am currently building on a site with a 4m fall and am spending around $150,000 on retaining walls, plus you will have drop edge beams etc

I would budget around $200k extra
150K on retaining walls? Thats crazy!

SejaeD SejaeD
raihan raihan
I am planning to buy a land and I thought I found the perfect land for us. But Then realized the land has a 5m slope. How much the site cost will be increased due to this slope? Or is it even a good idea to invest in such land?

I am currently building on a site with a 4m fall and am spending around $150,000 on retaining walls, plus you will have drop edge beams etc

I would budget around $200k extra
150K on retaining walls? Thats crazy!

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PharmaG
9 December
8169
Dec 09, 2018 9:58 pm
Hi guys I went to see our slab yesterday and took a few photos of some small cracks. Is this normal?    ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅     ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅     ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅  

Hi guys I went to see our slab yesterday and took a few photos of some small cracks. Is this normal?    ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅     ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅     ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅  

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PharmaG
3 December
8134
Dec 03, 2018 8:09 am
Wild Wild
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Just a quick suggestion needed, with above floor plan, I have extended kitchen stonebench top to 1100MM width, Does it make sense to have waterfall to kitchen island bench, If yes! should I obtain it towards right hand side of bench or the left hand side.
After visiting a few display homes we dexided to have the waterfall on the right hand side and have a 300mm overhang on the left hand side..

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Just a quick suggestion needed, with above floor plan, I have extended kitchen stonebench top to 1100MM width, Does it make sense to have waterfall to kitchen island bench, If yes! should I obtain it towards right hand side of bench or the left hand side.
After visiting a few display homes we dexided to have the waterfall on the right hand side and have a 300mm overhang on the left hand side..

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PharmaG
29 October
8090
Oct 29, 2018 11:18 am
Clean Clean
They would offer a heat pump. Around $1k.
Just a follow up on this

Metricon have quoted $2800 for an addition HWU, and between $3300-4400 for a heat pump

Clean Clean
They would offer a heat pump. Around $1k.
Just a follow up on this

Metricon have quoted $2800 for an addition HWU, and between $3300-4400 for a heat pump

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PharmaG
24 October
8076
Oct 24, 2018 4:41 pm
Hi everyone
Does anyone know the cost for upgrading to an additional hot water system? We are building a 2 story house with 3 showers and M have just informed us we will need this upgrade

Hi everyone
Does anyone know the cost for upgrading to an additional hot water system? We are building a 2 story house with 3 showers and M have just informed us we will need this upgrade

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PharmaG
21 October
8045
Oct 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Thanks for that reaver. Im annoyed that this was never pointed out to us, or labelled on our plans (like the retaining wall down the right hand side is).. its such an awkward place to have a retaining wall in a backyard..

reaver reaver
PharmaG PharmaG
Hi guys what this part of my plans (that Ive pointed to) means?    ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅  


Most likely it would denote retaining walls. Your lot looks like it has a fall of 1 meter or so. They're doing a cut and fill so those retaining walls will be there at the high side to stop erosion.

We have the same on our site plan.


Thanks for that reaver. Im annoyed that this was never pointed out to us, or labelled on our plans (like the retaining wall down the right hand side is).. its such an awkward place to have a retaining wall in a backyard..

reaver reaver
PharmaG PharmaG
Hi guys what this part of my plans (that Ive pointed to) means?    ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅  


Most likely it would denote retaining walls. Your lot looks like it has a fall of 1 meter or so. They're doing a cut and fill so those retaining walls will be there at the high side to stop erosion.

We have the same on our site plan.


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PharmaG
19 October
8032
Oct 19, 2018 1:47 pm
Drew01 Drew01
PharmaG PharmaG
Hi guys what this part of my plans (that Ive pointed to) means?    ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅  

What's the title on the page?

Its a page from our latest plans.. revision K . On the left of the page it says 'sediment control notes'

Drew01 Drew01
PharmaG PharmaG
Hi guys what this part of my plans (that Ive pointed to) means?    ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅  

What's the title on the page?

Its a page from our latest plans.. revision K . On the left of the page it says 'sediment control notes'

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PharmaG
19 October
8029
Oct 19, 2018 11:13 am
Hi guys what this part of my plans (that Ive pointed to) means?    ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅  

Hi guys what this part of my plans (that Ive pointed to) means?    ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅  

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PharmaG
13 October
3163
Oct 13, 2018 9:58 am
Anyone built with Metricon? Whats your experience been like?

Anyone built with Metricon? Whats your experience been like?

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PharmaG
29 September
3158
Sep 29, 2018 12:58 pm
Anyone here building on everlasting street? Looking for neighbors

Anyone here building on everlasting street? Looking for neighbors

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PharmaG
25 September
7926
Sep 25, 2018 11:25 pm
Thank you for your replies everyone.. and for those who contacted me privately. I understand that people are more likely to give negative rather than positive feedback so it's nice to hear stories of people who were happy with M. I feel sorry for everyone out there who is having a tough time... it certainly is a very stressful life experience

We are planning on building the salamanca 37.. I guess my other concern (and second question) is around price. It's well known that Metricon is comparatively expensive.. we have what I would say is an extensive list of upgrades and the total price of the build is 540K (including site costs) Does this sound about right to everyone?

I know its hard to say without knowing exactly what we have upgraded.. it's not display home standard but for example we have higher ceilings, nice facade, upgraded benchtops, carpet, tiles, tiles to ceiling, and upgraded showers, taps etc. Etc

Thanks everyone..

Thank you for your replies everyone.. and for those who contacted me privately. I understand that people are more likely to give negative rather than positive feedback so it's nice to hear stories of people who were happy with M. I feel sorry for everyone out there who is having a tough time... it certainly is a very stressful life experience

We are planning on building the salamanca 37.. I guess my other concern (and second question) is around price. It's well known that Metricon is comparatively expensive.. we have what I would say is an extensive list of upgrades and the total price of the build is 540K (including site costs) Does this sound about right to everyone?

I know its hard to say without knowing exactly what we have upgraded.. it's not display home standard but for example we have higher ceilings, nice facade, upgraded benchtops, carpet, tiles, tiles to ceiling, and upgraded showers, taps etc. Etc

Thanks everyone..

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PharmaG
25 September
7920
Sep 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Hey everyone. We have been in admin phase with metricon since March 2017 and still haven't started our build. It's been extremely frustrating so far but we are hoping to be on site very soon. I'm a bit concerned reading all the negative reviews online... people saying run from M at all costs etc. There is even a Facebook group for disappointed metricon customers! What does everyone think of these negative reviews? Are most of you happy with your experience. Feeling nervous

Hey everyone. We have been in admin phase with metricon since March 2017 and still haven't started our build. It's been extremely frustrating so far but we are hoping to be on site very soon. I'm a bit concerned reading all the negative reviews online... people saying run from M at all costs etc. There is even a Facebook group for disappointed metricon customers! What does everyone think of these negative reviews? Are most of you happy with your experience. Feeling nervous

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PharmaG
8 September
3148
Sep 08, 2018 11:49 am
Anyone building\built with Metricon? How did you find them?

Anyone building\built with Metricon? How did you find them?

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PharmaG
15 February
3116
Feb 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Hi everyone

We are building in stage 15F and will be submitting to Campbelltown council shortly for a DA. Has anyone had feedback from Campbelltown council regarding retaining walls? We were planning to use timber sleepers but I've been informed by someone from the council that retaining walls need to be made of masonary materials??

Hi everyone

We are building in stage 15F and will be submitting to Campbelltown council shortly for a DA. Has anyone had feedback from Campbelltown council regarding retaining walls? We were planning to use timber sleepers but I've been informed by someone from the council that retaining walls need to be made of masonary materials??

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PharmaG
28 November 2017
3109
Nov 28, 2017 7:08 am
Thanks for your replies
Can I ask another question. Our builder has asked us to obtain a bushfire report before submission to Campbelltown council.. does anyone have someone they could recommend to do this? Quotes I've got have ranged from $7-900


Thanks for your replies
Can I ask another question. Our builder has asked us to obtain a bushfire report before submission to Campbelltown council.. does anyone have someone they could recommend to do this? Quotes I've got have ranged from $7-900


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PharmaG
27 November 2017
3106
Nov 27, 2017 8:19 am
Hey everyone
Can anyone provide information about the professional landscape plan that our developer requires before we can submit to council/CDC? Has anybody managed to do this themselves without paying somebody to do it? If so how did you go about it? The cheapest I found was blue gum design which charges around $400.


Hey everyone
Can anyone provide information about the professional landscape plan that our developer requires before we can submit to council/CDC? Has anybody managed to do this themselves without paying somebody to do it? If so how did you go about it? The cheapest I found was blue gum design which charges around $400.


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PharmaG
5 September 2017
6022
Sep 05, 2017 8:24 pm
Hi everyone
For those who are doing their tiling through m has anybody had any problems getting the tiler to lay rectified tiles with 1.5mm grout? At the studio M appointment in Sydney they get you to sign off saying that the 'industry standard' is 3mm for rectified tiles however our consultant advised us to speak to our site supervisor/tiler to ask for 1.5mm. It's making me nervous as it seems risky...


Hi everyone
For those who are doing their tiling through m has anybody had any problems getting the tiler to lay rectified tiles with 1.5mm grout? At the studio M appointment in Sydney they get you to sign off saying that the 'industry standard' is 3mm for rectified tiles however our consultant advised us to speak to our site supervisor/tiler to ask for 1.5mm. It's making me nervous as it seems risky...


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PharmaG
29 August 2017
5959
Aug 29, 2017 9:32 am
excited_builders excited_builders
NthHome NthHome
Doulton777 Doulton777
[quote="PharmaG"]Hi everyone..... We are building the Salamanca 37 and wanted to get your thoughts on whether we should put a sliding door on the entry to the butlers pantry? For those who have or haven't are u happy? I'm A bit confused about this as I think it looks much better to delete the sliding door and widen/ heighten the entry as in the displays however most people recommend a door for the convenience of being able to hide away your mess..






We are building the doulton with Metricon. And I agree it's better to put a door at butlers. We nearly put a sliding door but decided not too. As we didn't want to loose the space where the door hangs out of it it's opened. Easy to get a things through cos open it will open wider and fit things through there.




viewtopic.php?t=86597


We haven't finished but we put a sliding Door into the Butlers pantry. It was a worry for a little while but we think it should be good


We are building the Glendale 50 n we have a door to the Pantry which we have converted to a butlers pantry with sink n overhead n underbench cupboards. If there was no door, we would have put one in to hide the clutter if any.

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Thanks for your input everyone! Seems like most people prefer a door into the butlers pantry to have the option to close it off-l

We thinking of the below look- opening up the butlers so it looks like more of an extension to the kitchen- but not too sure how practical it is!

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excited_builders excited_builders
NthHome NthHome
Doulton777 Doulton777
[quote="PharmaG"]Hi everyone..... We are building the Salamanca 37 and wanted to get your thoughts on whether we should put a sliding door on the entry to the butlers pantry? For those who have or haven't are u happy? I'm A bit confused about this as I think it looks much better to delete the sliding door and widen/ heighten the entry as in the displays however most people recommend a door for the convenience of being able to hide away your mess..






We are building the doulton with Metricon. And I agree it's better to put a door at butlers. We nearly put a sliding door but decided not too. As we didn't want to loose the space where the door hangs out of it it's opened. Easy to get a things through cos open it will open wider and fit things through there.




- l -->viewtopic.php?t=86597- l -->


We haven't finished but we put a sliding Door into the Butlers pantry. It was a worry for a little while but we think it should be good


We are building the Glendale 50 n we have a door to the Pantry which we have converted to a butlers pantry with sink n overhead n underbench cupboards. If there was no door, we would have put one in to hide the clutter if any.

[/quote]

Thanks for your input everyone! Seems like most people prefer a door into the butlers pantry to have the option to close it off-l

We thinking of the below look- opening up the butlers so it looks like more of an extension to the kitchen- but not too sure how practical it is!

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PharmaG
28 August 2017
5947
Aug 28, 2017 9:16 pm
Hi everyone..... We are building the Salamanca 37 and wanted to get your thoughts on whether we should put a sliding door on the entry to the butlers pantry? For those who have or haven't are u happy? I'm A bit confused about this as I think it looks much better to delete the sliding door and widen/ heighten the entry as in the displays however most people recommend a door for the convenience of being able to hide away your mess..



Hi everyone..... We are building the Salamanca 37 and wanted to get your thoughts on whether we should put a sliding door on the entry to the butlers pantry? For those who have or haven't are u happy? I'm A bit confused about this as I think it looks much better to delete the sliding door and widen/ heighten the entry as in the displays however most people recommend a door for the convenience of being able to hide away your mess..



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