Hello peoples, we are building a Rialto (modified) with Metricon to house our rather large Tribe in sunny QLD.
Our time line to date:
July 2014 - Paid deposit on hard to find land.
August 2014 - Paid first deposit to Metricon after finally settling on the right plans for our family.
September 2014 - Tender contract received.
October 2014 - Electrical, tile and colour selections completed.
October 2014 - Signed completed build contracts and paid balance of deposit.
Then we sat and waited and waited and waited some more, our land has taken a ridiculously long time to register.
Dealt with our NBN pit as it was placed in our driveway cross over, after many phone calls and emails the pit has be relocated.
Fast forward to:
February 2015 - Land finally registers.
March 2015 - Have a complete freak out about our original electrical, tile & colour selection. Change everything.
March 2015 - All new variations completed and everything back on track.
March 2015 - Titles registered for the land.
March 2015 - Plumbing application lodged to council.
April 1st 2015 - Settlement on the land. Hooray we own a patch of dirt.
April 2nd plumbing approval granted
April 29th site start
May 4th house foot print pegged out.
May 6th piering
May 8th plumbing
May 11th waffles and rio installed
May 13th slab poured
May 20th frames delivered
May 21st first floor frames completed
May 22nd Meters hung in power box
May 27th second story floor joists and second story framing
May 28th roof trusses
May 29th framing completed
June 2nd gutters delivered and scaffolding installed
June 3rd gutters installed and roof tiles delivered
June 4th roof battened and tiles installed (excluding garage and alfresco)
June 5th drainage plumbing installed to second story
June 9th plumbing rough in completed, windows delivered, some doors delivered
June 10th metal flashing delivered, scaffolding lowered from second story to garage and alfresco roof.
June 12th windows installed, external doors installed, electrical rough in completed and council certifications passed.
June 15th garage and alfresco roof tiles done, ducted air con rough in.
June 16th house half blue wrapped, bricks delivered and first two courses laid.
June 17th bricks laid
June 18th and 19th bricks continued
June 22nd, air con vent boxes added, air con fab unit added to upstairs ceiling, plumbing test, bricks to front facade
June 24th, second story scaffolding installed, remaining aircon boxes added.
June 25th, brick work finished
June 26th, Second story wrapped, wall insulation installed, ceiling insulation delivered, gyprock and cornices delivered.
June 29th, gyprock started
June 30th, gyprock finished being hung
July 3rd, plasterers taping and filling up stairs, cladding, eaves delivered
July 6th, plasterers taping and filling down stairs, cornices added upstairs
July 7th, battening out started on second story for the cladding, plasterers sanded second story gyprock.
July 8th, cladding installation started, gyprock completed and sanded, stairs delivered.
July 9th, cladding installation 95% completed, eaves started, stairs installed.
July 10th, water proofing done, all cabinetry delivered, bathroom sinks delivered, cladding continues
July 11th, first coat of painting to cladding and eaves
July 13th, cabinetry installation started, garage door installed, kitchen sink delivered
July 14th, cabinetry install completed, internal fit out supplies delivered
July 15th, remaining cladding and second story eaves installed, internal fit out, window architraves, internal doors, robe shelves, wil shelves installed.
July 16th, internal fit out almost complete, capping to garage and alfresco done, flashing added to garage, drain pipes started.
July 17th internal fit out completed. Wiring pulled to point, gutter completed, tiles delivered.
July 20th scaffolding removed, remaining cladboard and eaves to second story painted.
July 23rd, chat onsite with tiler, plasterers returned to patch holes, plastered stair case wall.
July 24th, Stone and sinks installed, lower garage roof eaves installed, ceiling to portico installed
July 25th, Screeding to second story bathrooms
July 27th, outside plumbing and yard drains completed. Pre painting prep work done.
July 28th, undercoat to all areas requiring it, first official site visit with site supervisor.
July 29th, battening to garage eaves, alfresco eaves installed plus battened. Second coat of paint to walls, ceiling painted in full.
July 30th, painting
July 31st, painting
August 3rd, render painted, lower eaves and internal paint work finished.
August 5th, locked out.
August 7th tiling started
August 10th, bricks washed, tiling continues, all plumbing fit supplies delivered
August 11th, Data installed, tiling continues
August 12th, Ducted air con unit installed, internal ducts installed and controller, tiling continues
August 13th, All internal fit out done, door handles, towel and toilet rails etc, tiling completed
August 14th, Plumbing fit off completed, electrical fit off started
August 17th, cleaners started
August 18th, cleaners finished, plumbing checked, electrical fit off almost finished, flooring delivered and screeded.
August 19th, caulking done
August 20th, laminate floors laid to first floor
August 21st, Scotia installed and laminate flooring finished, carpet laid and completed
August 22nd tiler installed skirt tiles to walls with toilets
August 24th, electrical fit out complete, yard cleaned, bin removed, fence down
August 25th, window service, defect dots added
August 26th, painters and plasters returned to fix defects
August 27th, practical completion inspection completed, new paint dots added
August 28th, Metricon quality control inspection completed
Between August 28th till the 7th September all the plumbing and building certifications where granted, builders final clean and touch ups completed.
September 8th, hand over. 18 weeks total build time from site cut. Congratulations Metricon you did an awesome job
We have had a fantastic experience with Metricon thus far, an extremely fast turn around with our contracts and our csc is brilliant! She is prompt with responses, answers the most bizarre questions from us and is a genuinely lovely person.
House plans and colours selections to follow