Building A New House
Nov 05, 2021 2:47 pm
Thanks to this forum & the champs here, past, present & future. Special shout outs for @Quirmeball1280, @Ashington Homes, @Renman, @M and T, @kylz4, @Glendale45, @Franky40
We finally mustered confidence to embark on our Multi-Year Project.. Buy, Demo & Build at West Pennant Hills, NSW.
Earlier this year, we purchased a single level home, that was built in 1970s & held by an elderly couple for over 50 years. Wonderful People !! We love where we live & we wanted to build a home that will see us through for the next 20 years !!!
Lot / Site Survey:
Lot Size: 1062 SQM, Near Flat, 16.7M Frontage & 26M at the Back, 34 Trees in the Lot !!
Fiber Glass In Ground Swimming Pool – To be Removed.
H1 Class Slab; Wind Rating: N1;
Current Street Levels: 157.08; Crossover: 157.63;
Cut & Fill - 650MM & the FGL: 157.335; FFL: 156.950;
Few Design Considerations:
Building 2 Homes in a Single build contract with Metricon - Granny Build along with Primary Home for Cost Efficiencies
Complete Privacy for both homes – Access, Rooms, Yards,
Main Dwelling is a “Thoughtfully” customized "Vantage 44" - 412.19 SQM / 44 SQR
Granny Flat is a “Grand” Granny "Retreat 6" - 59.55 SQM / 6 SQR
Going for DA with Council
Multiple Living Areas to Entertain ourselves, friends & family
Family is a fan of VOIDs - We've got 2 of them in our build.
Bedroom + Ensuite in Ground Floor - Parent’s accommodation
2 * Home Office
Few Mods / Customizations:
Waffle Pods Slab - H1 Upgrade
Additional Bedroom + Ensuite to the Ground Floor
Large Void to the Dining + Steps
Large Windows for Voids, Steps
Tandem Car Port (instead of Garage)
All Bedrooms have been extended
Hebel Wall Panels
Steelframe & Steel Roof Trusses
Ceiling Heights: 2.7M / 2.55M
Driveway, Crossover, Grated Drain, Included in the Build
Concrete Landing & Floors for Portico, Alfresco,
Bathroom / Kitchen
WC for Bath in FF
Ensuite for Ground floor
Cooktop in Pantry
Natural Gas Not Available – LPG Bottles for Cookware & Individual Electric Hot Water Systems
Free Flow Moving Access to all working areas – Kitchen – Pantry – Laundry – Yard – Linen
Doors / Windows
2340 MM Doors
Timber Awning Windows for the Façade
Comfort Plus Glass Windows for West-Facing Windows
Recessed Stack Doors in Ground Floor
In way of quick note on Designer by Metricon: The consultants for these homes are a class apart, when compared to the ones you meet with any other volume builder.. Pretty close to Custom Build experience & we've had atleast 20+ meetings of design consultations !!! To me they delivered a differentiated experience & the single most reason for choosing to go ahead with Metricon.
Upgrade Promos Included:
Luxury Upgrades, Flooring Upgrade, Color Bond Roof, True Core Steel Frames, Fijitsu Air-Conditioner Package, Hebel Wall Panels Render through the Home, Fisher & Paykel Kitchen Appliances Upgrade Package.
Other Standard Inclusions:
Energy Efficiency - R4.1 Batts for Roof, Roof Sarking, Antikon Blankets, Light Color Colorbond Roofs, Wall-Wraps, R2 Batts for Walls, 500 KPA Water Pressure Limit; Solar Panels - TBD.
40MM Ceasarstone Benchtops for Kitchen, Island, Bathrooms & Laundry Benchtops
Frameless Showers, Full Height Ceramic Wall Tiles to Bathrooms, Wall Hung Vanities, Tiled Recess Shower Niche, Free Standing Bath to 2 Ensuites, Mizu Tapware Collection
June 28: Settlement Completed
July-Aug: Evaluate Builders, Designs, Mods, Inclusions, etc.
Aug 11: Initial Deposit with Metricon
Sep 1: Initial Deposit with Builder B
Oct 13: Pre-Tender Contract Presented by Metricon
Oct 26: Pre-Tender Contract Presented by Builder B
Nov 1: Pre-Tender Signed with Metricon
Contract Sign-Off & Remaining of 5% Deposit - Nov 30
DA Council Approvals: Allowing 4 Months for this.
Demo Completion: March / April (TBD)
Build Start: April / May (TBD)
Move In Goal: Jan 15, 2023
First Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
My build post here: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=103852
Re: Building with Metricon – Vantage 44 + Granny - in West P3
Nov 08, 2021 8:29 am
Thanks for the mentioned.
Glad my thread was useful to you guys. Reach out of you have any other queries.
KDR Metricon Hampshire Provincial Melb
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