Update: Go Time = Next Thursday… it’s booked in

31 10 2012

Got a phone call from Megan today to advise us that site start is next week on Thursday (8 Nov) and that it is now “booked in”.


Next Monday = Go time… we hope…

30 10 2012

Today we got a phone call from our CSC, Megan, advising us that we are ready for action and that we will have a site start next Monday, which was very exciting news!! Having said that, this is the third time we have been told in the past month of a new site (re)start date. We’ve got everything crossed that this time it will be for real.

Today also marks the 1 year anniversary since we officially engaged Metricon to build Our Nolan by signing the Preliminary Works contract.  It has been a bit of a roller coaster ride with the issues we have had and we are hoping from next Monday onwards it will be smooth sailing.


Waiting on Metricon on a Date for Site Start….

28 10 2012

Ten days ago, on 18 Oct our demolishers, VicWide Demolition, returned to clean up the debris and rubble that was left in the top 200mm of soil.  To their credit, the demolishers came back and completed the job relatively quickly.  On the next day Metricon got their contractors, Earthworks to inspect the clean up and they gave the thumbs up.  We also spent time over that weekend cutting down the grass and weeds that has started to grow towards the back of the block. This was the last major hurdle so construction can begin!!!

As a result of the site clean and site scape, Metricon ordered another site survey as the ground levels may have been affected.  We were advised last Friday morning (26 Oct) by our CSC, Megan that they were to receive the site survey that afternoon.  We are now waiting on Metricon to provide us with a variation and site start date.  We are hoping to receive some positive news on a site start by the end of Monday.


Rubble between us and site start

16 10 2012

Thanks for everyone asking us how things are going.  Unfortunately, 12 of October has gone past and still we are yet to have site start.  Sigh.  😦

We have another hold up this time with Metricon stating there is too much building debris and rubble in our soil left over from our demolisher.  Metricon did mention this at the same time when the pipe issue came up back in May.

Only recently after the pipe issue was sorted out with the council did Metricon come back to us with some quotes to clean up the soil and provide a site scrape.  Needless to say, the quotes were not trivial amounts and we are freaking out about the additional costs.

We wish we could have got this issue sorted out weeks ago but we are where we are.  Kristen met our Site Manager, Simon, for the first time to go over the soil issue.  It was really good to meet Simon and he explained things well.  Though we haven’t started yet, meeting our Site Manager did give us a feeling we are not that far away from a start.

Now we are chasing up our demolisher, Moe and Amor from Victoria Wide Demolition Services to come back to finish off (clean soil of debris) that they should have done in the first place which is proving to be frustrating. We have been getting other quotes to get a site scrape done which have come back a lot cheaper that the quote Metricon gave us. Having said that it still grates on us big time that we may have to pay any additional money at all given we have already paid a significant amount to get the original house and site cleared in the first place. Still, tomorrow is another day.