Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Final Construction Drawings: Signed

Today was a very big day for us.

We finally signed off our Final Construction Drawings.

We received the final construction drawings about 2 weeks ago and since then we have been emailing Metricon with queries ranging from a missing window in the main bathroom to the height of Powerpoints and TV cables.

My advice to anyone at this stage of the building process is to allow a good week to read through the drawings. Even showing a few friends can help (sometimes), to help find things that may not be obvious.

I have to say that our joinery consultant Leo was amazing during this process. He found his own discrepancies and alerted us to a few issues. He also took the time to call us after hours to make sure we were happy with where he had allocated Powerpoints and cabling (where we have cabinets).

Leo definitely made us feel better about our choices.

It's amazing how you can look over a plan heaps of times and still find problems. We even found one small thing this morning! The Metricon team were very patient with us and I have to say we really did push them to the limit with changes!

I did want to add this piece of advice, when looking through the plans have a good think about how you are going to use the rooms and where the best place for Powerpoints etc will be. Above the bench tops, inside cabinetry? Are the Powerpoints ok to be poistioned at 1500mm off the ground or do you need them higher/lower? These were the little things that drove us mental.

So now we have been advised that our file has been handed over and we should have a start date very soon. I will be in touch with an update soon...

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