Building A New House
Sep 30, 2016 8:45 pm
We searched for the ideal block and found what we were looking for in Littlehampton.
Next decision was who to build with. Not an easy proposition given how many display homes we visited!
We finally settled on Metricon to build our dream house. We loved their product and the quality finishes. Our house design is the Mantra 29.
Re: Metricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide Hills11
Sep 30, 2016 11:44 pm
Hi there, our house is 278m2
Oh wow, it looks so much bigger ours is going to be about the same size, I think I'm going to be surprised at the size of our slab too, lol.
How have you found Metricon to deal with? They were our second choice builder but we fell in love with the Homestead floor plan
Re: Metricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide Hills12
Oct 01, 2016 12:32 am
Shouldn't be too far off then. Where are you building?
Hopefully! I was told the planning approval would take about 4 weeks, still have the other approvals to wait for.
Anyway! We are building in Blackwood Park.
Metricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide Hills13
Oct 01, 2016 9:00 am
Like any builder, it pays to check your paperwork thoroughly. We picked up on a few minor errors relating to items left off the plans and questioned a couple of prices. All were rectified quickly and efficiently. We are glad to be over the administration phase.
Our site supervisor has been brilliant thus far. We met him for the first site visit on Tuesday. He spent an hour going over the build timeline and we got to ask a lot of questions.
We left the meeting full of confidence in the process and that our SS wants to build us a quality house!
Meshelf, Blackwood Park is a great spot, very envious!
Re: Metricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide Hills15
Oct 01, 2016 9:10 am
Looks like a nice slab, lovely big house to go on it!! Will be watching your progress. Good luck from here on out.
Wow, look at the water in those trenches
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Metricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide Hills17
Oct 01, 2016 10:23 am
We were too. I emailed our SS straight away. He responded immediately (6:15am). He reassured us that although there had been some erosion of trenches, provided the depth was not compromised, he had ordered extra concrete. With the engineers design, the slab is self supported through the pier system. The independent engineer was obviously happy as he signed it off before the slab was laid. I took lots of photos too as you can never have too many.
Re: Metricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide Hills19
Oct 01, 2016 6:39 pm
was trying to say the same thing as Thegirlie, glad you are so positive as if this is me, I will be freak out...
Hello mantra29, I am following your thread! Another Metricon built in SA. Your slab looks very nice, I am so excited for you. So happy that you have such a good SM. Benching has been completed on our block however we don't know who is our Building Support Coordinator and Site Manage yet...feel so annoying
Do you know how long will they complete the whole footing?
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