Building A New House
May 29, 2016 2:10 am
We have chosen to build the Glendale 39 with Metricon in Adelaide, SA! We have signed the PE few weeks ago and now waiting for the PE amendments (final structural change).
So far the process is running smoothly, next step will be signing the final contract, colour and electrical selection, it would be nice if everyone can give us some opinion and suggestions.
26 Nov 2015 Signing Land Contract
29 Nov 2015 Paying Metricon Deposit
21 Dec 2015 Receiving Welcome Card from Metricon
28 Jan 2016 Signing Conveyancing Documents
03 Mar 2016 Land Settlement
13 Mar 2016 Receiving Engineer Report and PE
13 Apr 2016 Metricon Pre-Selection
27 Apr 2016 Signing PE
25 Jul 2016 Signing New Home Contract
25 Jul 2016 Signing Air Conditioning Contract
30 Jul 2016 Tiles Selection
04 Aug 2016 Colour and Electrical Selection
07 Sep 2016 Planning Approval
12 Sep 2016 Building Rules Consent
16 Sep 2016 Grass removal and Benching Land
20 Sep 2016 Cutting and Filling
21 Sep 2016 Development Approval
05 Oct 2016 Blue Dunny Built on Site
06 Oct 2016 Trenching Land
07 Oct 2016 Plumping
10 Oct 2016 Steel reinforcement delivered
11 Oct 2016 Steel reinforcement completed
13 Oct 2016 Slab for garage completed
18 Oct 2016 All Slab completed
22 Oct 2016 Backyard being cut for building retaining walls
24 Oct 2016 Electricity connected to Slab
01 Nov 2016 Rear retaining walls completed
04 Nov 2016 Bricks delivered, temporary fences up
07 Nov 2016 Frames delivered
08 Nov 2016 Frame commenced
09 Nov 2016 Sub floor
18 Nov 2016 Doors and Windows delivered
22 Nov 2016 Upper floor frame commenced, windows and doors are installed
28 Nov 2016 Roof frame commenced (completed on 2 Dec)
05 Dec 2016 Brick commenced
06 Dec 2016 Colorbond roof commence (completed on 7 Dec), Plumbs
22 Dec 2016 to 09 Jan 2017 Seasonal Holiday
20 Jan 2017 Brickwork completed
28 Jan 2017 Upper floor cladding and render completed
09 Feb 2017 Installation of Air con duct and outlets
15 Feb 2017 Air Con first fix completed
19 Feb 2017 Electric wire
21 Feb 2017 Insulation commenced
23 Feb 2017 Gyprock and cornice being delivered
24 Feb 2017 Lower floor roof completed, Gyprock started
01 Mar 2017 Gyprock completed
14 Mar 2017 Cornice completed
16 Mar 2017 Entrance door arrived, house locked up
21 Mar 2017 Start doing Staircase
27 Mar 2017 Cabinets arrived
28 Mar 2017 Brick washed
08 Apr 2017 KDHW boards up (balcony, 2nd frontage and corner window)
14 Apr 2017 internal painting (ceiling and wall)
18 Apr 2017 Tiles arrived
-- May 2017 Tiles, Door lock, external ceiling, powerpoints, toilets, vanity, garage door, selvings, home hub, fly screens, external painting
04 Jun 2017 External painting finishing up, lights/downlight and intercom
05 Jun 2017 Notified us on PCI date (15 Jun 2017)
07 Jun 2017 Notified us on Handover date (23 Jun 2017)
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon2
May 29, 2016 2:53 am
We have chosen Como as the façade.
We have upgraded from Freedom spec to Designer spec.
Our major upgrades are:
1. 2700mm ceiling height to ground floor instead of 2550mm
2. 2500mm ceiling height to first floor instead of 2400 mm
3. Enlarge garage size and height due to estate (landscape) requirement
4. Double glaze to all windows
5. Stacker doors to outdoor room
6. 1020mm timber front door
7. Staircase - Part open/Part closed KDHW staircase
8. Extra shower in powder room
9. Increase Island Bench + stone benchtop
10. Provide raised ceiling to front entry
11. Full tiling to all ensuite and bathrooms
12. Provide 600mm eave
13. Provide Fibre Optics - Home network Lite system package
14. Provide insulation (R6.0 to ceiling, R4.0 to sub floor, R2.5 to external walls, R2.1 sound break to internal walls)
BTW due to a 4 meters slope, our footing/site work costs us $44K, and a drop down + enlarge of garage cost us $7500
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon3
May 29, 2016 8:32 am
We will also upgrade to designer spec, definitely worth it.
Nice list of variations! Eaves, higher ceilings, extra shower (a must have downstairs in a double story IMO), double glazing. Great choices.
Can I ask how much the raised ceiling in the entry cost?
And is your entry door a pivot or hinged? I forgot to ask how wide they can go without going to pivot.
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon4
May 29, 2016 8:37 am
Oh and if it makes you feel any better, we built 7 years ago on a two metre slope and our site costs were around 20k, so your 44 isn't too bad. Definitely worth it for views and the interest we have in the landscaping and the streetscape.
Flat blocks can be a bit overrated. ?
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon5
May 29, 2016 3:59 pm
Yay! Another sloping block build. I agree with Frye, sloping blocks are much more interesting Your upgrades looks good too.Looking forward to seeing your build progress.
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon6
May 29, 2016 6:22 pm
Hello Frye! We raised ceiling with 350mm wide "bulkhead" to perimeter x 150mm deep (nom), it costs us $1750.
The entry door on our current PE is 920mm which is a hinged door, waiting for 1020mm entry door amendment to come back, not sure if that will be a hinged or pivot. Will let you know once we get the amendment.
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon7
May 29, 2016 6:30 pm
Thanks Frye and HomeAngels, can't wait to have our 2 storey house built on a sloping block. I rather have a full 2 storey but not a slitting level house...just my preference.
Hahahaa, good to know that..then 44K really not costing a lot.
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon9
May 30, 2016 2:33 pm
Does anyone know how much does Metricon charge for upgrading the entry door to Infinite 6G timber 1020mm.
If like this type of door, how much extra?
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon13
May 30, 2016 7:50 pm
Hello Lucy, we are building in the South as well!! Which design do you like?
We went for a lot of displays all around in Adelaide...you name it! Hahaaa, but Metricon's displays are just too attractive and beautiful when compare to other builders. You won't feel regret building with M
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon16
May 31, 2016 7:46 pm
Yeah we are going to check out the Liberty which is the very similar Sydney version on the weekend. I'm trying to beg M to give me a list of what is upgraded on that display so I can compare to what will need to be upgraded on the Hampshire. Hampshire has the Designer Spec included - did you find the selections decent? I would love to see a pricelist for upgrades and how much the luxury inclusions package is! I'm worried our budget is going to blow out.
I noticed flooring in not included with M - is there any allowance or is that not included in the 'base' price?
So sorry for the million and one questions. Its so hard when SA is different to NSW.
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon17
Jun 04, 2016 4:39 pm
Halo Lucybear, sorry for the late reply.
I will suggest people to go from freedom to designer spec, the selections and finishings are in a larger range. You can clearly see the difference between the two. Designer is definitely a good start!
While for the luxury pack..not sure if it is the same as Sydney. Previously M advised me I can get the whole luxury pack with $25k which is a seasonal discount price (all included - refer the the booklet), but somehow when they quote the price and prepare the PE, it is a different story. Prices are listed per upgraded items but not in a lump-sum. I summed up all those upgrades..and then actual price is very similar the $25k..which means the pack is not actually on discount..so I don't think it is a better off. I deleted the "so call" luxury pack and just added what we need.
Not all the features in the luxury pack suit me, I rather use the money to upgrade other things.
If you go to M's website and select SA, you will see the luxury pack booklet
Flooring is not included in any of the base price and/or packages. We will do the flooring ourselves - not by M.
Re: Our Glendale 39 - Metricon20
Jun 23, 2016 3:43 pm
Not sure about Metricon but it was $3200 for the Infinity 6G 1200mm pivot door via Fairmont. They break it into two cost both about 50/50 for the actual door and then the frame. Don't forget the cost of the stain, handle, roller catch, lock etc.
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