Timeline

PRE-CONSTRUCTION

  • 20 MAR 2014: Offer made on the KDR property a week before auction
  • 21 MAR 2014:  Offer accepted, and contracts exchanged
  • 2 MAY 2014: Settlement on house purchase
  • 10 MAY 2014: Tenant signed up to a 4-month lease
  • 22 JUL 2014: Initial onsite landscape consultation with Out There Landscapes and Design
  • 25 JUL 2014: Democorp confirmed receipt of demolition contract and $1,000 deposit
  • 28 JUL 2014: First draft of landscape plan received; Emily to make minor changes before we approve
  • 31 JUL 2014: Final landscape plan received and sent to Metricon
  • 10 OCT 2014: Tenant moved out
  • 20 OCT 2014: Demolition works commenced
  • 27 OCT 2014: Demolition works completed

METRICON||DESIGN AND APPROVAL

  • 22 MAR 2014: Initial deposit of $2,000 paid to Metricon to build the Hudson 42
  • 5 APR 2014: Preview estimate @ Metricon Display Centre Kellyville
  • 28 APR 2014: Tender presentation @ Metricon HQ
  • 5 MAY 2014: Tender accepted and paid $4,000 deposit to progress to contract stage
  • 10 JUN 2014: Contract presentation @ Metricon HQ and external colour selections @ Studio M
  • 26 JUN 2014: Meeting with Castlewood Kitchens to discuss kitchen and butler’s pantry re-design
  • 11 JUL 2014: Contract accepted and 5% deposit paid
  • 21 JUL 2014: File handed over to Metricon’s Customer Support
  • 31 JUL 2014: Contract variations and plans received with minor errors
  • 27 AUG 2014: DA submitted to Ryde Council
  • 12 SEP 2014: Internal colour and Electrical selections @ Studio M
  • 15 OCT 2014: Council notified issues with the DA
  • 21 OCT 2014: Metricon submitted a response to Council’s letter addressing the issues raised
  • 27 OCT 2014: DA approved
  • 30 OCT 2014: Electrical selections finalized
  • 6 NOV 2014: Studio M quote accepted
  • 20 NOV 2014: Final construction drawings and amended progress payment schedule received
  • 21 NOV 2014: Signed off on revised construction drawings. End of admin!

METRICON||CONSTRUCTION

  • 28 NOV 2014: Site peg out

WEEK 1

  • Day 1| 3 DEC 2014: Site scrape, cut and fill (official construction start day)
  • Day 4| 6 DEC 2014: Formwork and piering commenced

WEEK 3

  • Day 13|15 DEC 2014: SLAB poured, base progress payment received from Metricon
  • Day 15| 17 DEC 2014: Slab inspection by Houspect

WEEK 4-5

  • Christmas shutdown between 16 DEC 2014 until 5 JAN 2015

WEEK 6

  • Electric pole, stormwater drainage

WEEK 7

  • Day 44|15 JAN 2015: Frame commenced; impromptu walk through with SM
  • Day 45|16 JAN 2015: First floor frames completed

WEEK 9

  • Day 59|30 JAN 2015: Roof and wall frame completed

WEEK 10

  • Day 64|4 FEB 2015: Frame inspection with SM and Houspect
  • Day 65|5 FEB 2015: Bricks delivered
  • Day 69|9 FEB 2015: Framework inspection report received from Houspect (no major defects)

WEEK 11

WEEK 12

  • Day 80|20 FEB 2015: Site visit, ground floor brickwork approx 60% complete
  • Day 83|23 FEB 2015: Scaffolding erected

WEEK 14

  • Day 95|7 MAR 2015: Site visit, ground floor brickwork approx 95% complete

WEEK 15

  • Day 105|17 MAR 2015: Brickwork 100% complete

WEEK 16

  • Day 106|18 MAR 2015: Render to portico completed
  • Day 108|20 MAR 2015: Upper roof gutters and fascia installed

WEEK 17

  • Day 115|27 MAR 2015: Upper roof tiles completed

WEEK 19

  • Day 128|9 APR 2015: Master bedroom balcony balustrade waterproofed

2 thoughts on “Timeline

  1. KJ says:

    Hi

    Just wanted to say your house looks so good!

    Just wondering we are building the Phoneix within Metricon is there anything you think we should keep a eye on during the build.

    Also how do you rate house inspect? Where there any good?

    We should be starting build soon and hopefully have the slab done by Chrtismas.

    Thanks

    kJ

    • Sheilzy says:

      Thanks kJ. Phoenix is a great design. We had slab poured just before Christmas so you will be running on similar timeline as us so expect handover in July/August. Good luck with the build!
      To answer your questions, I would say you really need to keep a close eye on the build. Build a rapport with the SM and make sure he gives you regular update. If he doesn’t call you every Friday, call him and get an update. Pay close attention to electrical especially position of powerpoints and light switches. Check fridge space. We had to check them to widen ours to fit our fridge. Lucky I was pedantic and persistent. If I hadn’t pushed we would have moved in and found out fridge didn’t fit!
      I would highly recommend getting building inspections. We chose to do 4 inspections – slab, frame, pre lining and PCI. In hindsight slab inspection was a waste of money. We had 2 different inspectors from Houspect. We found the second inspector who carried out the pre-lining and PCI to be very good. He picked up a number of defects that Metricon’s CM and QA missed.
      Hope that helps.

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