A novice's journey from vacant block to dream home with Metricon Brisbane.
We wish to share this exciting project with friends and family along with others building a home. We hope by sharing the detail of our build process that this blog will inspire and support other first time, inexperienced, virgin home builders.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The form work for the driveway, paths and portico area have been completed ready for concrete today. We have gone for an exposed aggregate in a colour called bushfire which has blacks browns and greys through it so hopefully it will look good against the brickwork.
The fly screens have been fitted, the carpet layers have finished and now the end is so close I think there are only the kitchen appliances left to do.
Formwork and Steels For Drive
The drive has worked out really well and has ended up wider than it was drawn on the plans so we are really happy with the shape of it and it should make it nice and easy for getting the cars in and out of the garage. Eventually there will be a gate next to the front of the garage with a side fence to close the back garden off.
Drive Front Path and Portico Area
Fly Screens Fitted
Sliding Fly Screen Door on Laundry
Powder Room Window Fly Screened
Portico Area - We Have Left A Garden Bed Either Side
Side Path For Gas Bottles and Bins
I am yet to hear back about whether they will reconsider about how the tiles are laid in the shower areas so will chasing that up again today. I sound like a stuck record but it has become a matter of principle as if we want to make amendments a variation has to be drawn up, signed and paid for but if the builders want to change something they just do it without even asking you. The problem: builders love building houses but they don't like building them for people! On another note though we have had a result not only did we get the refund on the pot drawers that couldn't be accommodated we also got after much pushing and asking several times are refund on the temporary site fencing which was never supplied. Score! So for all of you who are building if it says in your site fees provide X amount of lineal meters of temporary fencing which you never got you can ask for a refund. (San and Revi I would be straight on to that if I were you, every dollar counts!).
Concrete today and then I'm not sure what happens next.