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Amiga4eva 
1/10/05 11:33:13 AM
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From a previous thread where I spoke briefly about getting a house, I noticed there are quite a few Atomicans that are either getting a house, or are in one right now.

Does anyone have feedback about Metricon homes? Either good or bad? Thoughts about their home design, dealings with them that sort of thing?

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flea 
1/10/05 11:36:09 AM
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are they those environmentally sound houses?

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Amiga4eva 
1/10/05 11:37:21 AM
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Hrmm... actually truth be told I don't know if they're environmentally sound heh.. They look nice - modern open plan living and that sort of thing..

Actually, the house does come standard with either a solar hot water service, or some other environmentally friendly option - so I'd say yeah, they are :)

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Virtuoso 
1/10/05 11:46:00 AM
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http://www.metricon.com.au/index.asp

The look nice enough. But that's just the start.

The thing to watch with Project Homes are:

1. The extras you need which may or may not be in the price they quote you (eg lawns, driveways, appliances, floor coverings). You have to check really carefully so that you know what it's really going to cost you.

2. Whether the fittings and finishes in the display home are the same as what they provide in the home they build you. Often the price they quote is for basic level finishes (eg. laminated kitchen) but what they show you in the display home is the "Super Extras Plus Package" (eg. granite kitchen).

3. The standard and quality of materials, construction and workmanship. Many project homes these days are built to last as little as 10 years, with thin foundations, inadequate roof trusses etc. I'd probably get a building inspector to check out the construction of their display home to ensure that a) you can hold them to that standard when they build yours and b) there are no inherent design flaws in roofing and walls etc.


Edited by Virtuoso: 1/10/2005 11:48:28 AM

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Amiga4eva 
1/10/05 11:49:42 AM
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Thanks Virt.

The particular house I'm going for off the site is the Mondo 21, if you wanted to take a look (I've never done this before so I'm happy to take anyones advice and opinions into consideration :)..

In regards to point 1, that side of things has been dealt with.. I practically made the financial guy sweat under the pressure of my questioning and pouring over documents :).. so i'm clear on what's standard and what's an extra.. Thankfully theres a deal on at the moment for about 13,000 worth of extras (dishwasher, stainless steel cooktop/rangehood etc) included.. plus the first home owners thingy.. But yeah, I've been briefed on where carpet will go as a standard, where tiles will go - what landscaping is included (i dont think any is to be honest but then I'm not a lawn man lol)...

Point 2 - I'm not to sure about things like that, I'm going to get my dad to come down and have a look at the display home. He's an ex plumber / builder trade type guy - so I will get his once over.

SHould I be confident that the display home construction is indicitive of the final product?

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1shot1kill 
1/10/05 12:01:22 PM
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Also in my experience, if you're handy with a brush & roller (or know someone who is) it's better to opt out of having it painted inside.

This isn't specific to any particular project home builder, but quite often they paint the interiors with a spray gun and quite often will only do one coat.

Another little thing to look out for is powerpoints. Quite often they'll only have a few double sockets, so you'll be wanting to upgrade practically every one from single to double and in this day and age I think it's advisable to go to quad sockets.

I'd recommend against a bathroom with a toilet in it, simply for convenience, but that doesn't look to be an issue with the Mondo21.

Ask about getting internal access to the garage, even if it's only a door leading off the entry hallway.

Make sure you get decent insulation. But looking at the list of inclusions, that's pretty well covered.

Look into getting Cat6 cabling & telephone cabling run through the place, too.


Edited by 1shot1kill: 1/10/2005 12:02:38 PM

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