Monday, 29 April 2013
They have began framing up the roof and the scaffolding is up!
A few weeks ago we had an email come through from the Council. Metricon put some fencing up around the nature strip tree (to keep it safe). The Council did their routine visit and found that the fencing was obstructing people's path! What path? We don't even have a footpath - that is another story all together!
In turn the Council asked us (owners of the Asset Protection Permit) to get rid of the fencing. We notified Metricon immediately. We called our Site Manager and also mentioned it to our Customer Service Co-Ordinator.
It has now been a couple of weeks and the fencing is still there! Not sure why!! Now we have been given a Notice to Comply from the Council.
I am really disappointed in Metricon. Firstly our SS should really have taken it down when we first talked about it and secondly our Customer Service Co-Ordinator should have chased it up! Not us!
The thing that upsets me the most is that when we were first told we had to apply for the Asset Protection I questioned and queried Metricon as I felt it was their duty to take out the Permit...they were working on the property...they should be liable not me. Metricon were so quick to tell me that everything would be ok and that they would comply with everything...now look where we are!
Anyway I have actioned this issue with Metricon and I hope to see this fixed tomorrow as the Council will be visiting the property on Wednesday.
Will keep you all posted.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
This morning we took a walk through the house. Metricon have started to frame up the 2nd storey which is really exciting...not much more to report on. We will have a walk through with the Site Manager, (Clive) next week so we are starting to collate all our questions. Below are some pics of the job so far....
Sunday, 21 April 2013
I have been meaning to post these pics for the past couple of days....we now have the ground floor frames up...so exciting!
It seems like everything has happened pretty quickly but I am guessing with Anzac Day this week the Metricon team will want to get as much work done as possible....so they can have their 3 day week....(I am guessing tradies will have Friday off as well).
Clive, our Site Manager, has mentioned to us that the 2nd floor frames should go up this week so there will be more photos to come....
Below are a couple of photos we took yesterday in the beautiful Autumn sun.....
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
We thought it may not happen today because of the rain...but the team came through.
The slab was laid today. I drove passed whilst the tradies were making thier final touches. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Monday, 8 April 2013
It was also the first time I had spoken to our Site Manager.
I have to admit I was a little bit worried about who we would get to manage our build. I have heard many horror stories and (and some good stories) about Metricon customers getting along with their Site Managers and I had all my fingers and toes crossed that we would get someone good!
It's still early days yet but I think we are going to be ok. Clive (our Site Manager) was lovely on the phone. He explained everything that was happening and what was going to happen. He also thought our request to leave the slab to settle for 7 days was a "step in the right direction".
We also chatted about what to expect in the coming months. He had high praise for Metricon and I am hoping I will also share his sentiments. Time will tell.
I look forward to working with him. I am sure we will have many more stories to come.
In the meantime below is a picture we took of the house "Pre-Slab".
It looks huge!!
Friday, 5 April 2013
Initially we were advised that the slab would be started today, however with Easter this has been delayed. The weather probably didn't help either.
We are a little dissapointed as we were looking forward to having the slab down today. I guess we have to wait a little longer.
In saying that I would have expected a phone call from Metricon during the week to tell us what was happening, but instead I had to do the chasing! I sent an email yesterday afternoon asking if the slab was going to be done today and I got an email back today from our Customer Co-Ordinator advising that the company co-ordinating the slab preparation were "running behind".