Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Waiting Game...

According to Metricon, our house should have been completed on Friday and a CM inspection was booked in for yesterday.. Not sure how everyone else's experiences have been but this CM whom we have not met already seems like a bit of a ..... insert word of choice here .....

To ellaborate, we have brought up our concerns with the quality and finish of our panels with our SS only to be advised that the CM has advised these have been installed correctly... Either he was looking at them with no glasses on (assuming he wears them or indeed needs them) or he hasnt looked at them at all! Instead of having flawless flush panels, it looks like they were playing puzzles and left gaps of all sorts in between the panels as well as some corners that haven't even been cut properly and look ripped!?!

We'll be meeting with our SS for a site visit this Friday and he is anticipating the customer presentation to happen in the next few weeks. I am already starting an excel spreadsheet on everything that we will be checking, room by room, haha poor buggers dont know what's coming!

From experience, how long has everyone waited for items to be rectified after their PCI and before handover/settlement and has anyone delayed settlement waiting for Metricon to fix outstanding issues?

We are really not wanting to settle with any outstanding issues with Metricon promising to do these post handover as we all know what its like to get through to Metricon whilst you're building, let alone what it'll be like once you have paid them!

So with that said, there is not much else to report other than we are just waiting... Hope to have more to report sooner than later :)


We have a garage door, driveway and finally our front door has been stained! :)


  1. It's always such a battle isn't it! Unfortunately I have not been through a PCI or handover yet so I'm not much help there I'm afraid.

    Lots of luck and let us know how you go :)

  2. Hi

    We are building the exact same house as you guys. Building won't start till the end of the year though. I would love to hear any suggestions you have for things you would change if any,

    1. Hi Lisa!

      What a gorgeous house you'll be building hehe :)

      The only structural changes we made were; we had a solid wall between the study and staircase (instead of the opening) as well as a solid wall between the formal lounge and dining.

      We also changed the layout of the main bathroom to fit the shower and bathtub on the lefthand side and then the vanity on its own on the right.

      We also changed the size & layout of our island bench and instead of having an L shape bench, we got a giant 1.5W x 2.95L island bench which we are in love with - it honestly makes such difference to the overall kitchen :)

      Thats all i can think of right now but feel free to ask anything else as you think of them!

  3. Ps- I would love to see inside photos you are happy to share :-)

    1. Hi Lisa - will def post some photos up once we're in :)