Liberty Verve

Liberty Verve

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Week 13 plan

So now the scaffold is up, the plan is to install facia and gutters followed by the tiled roof.

This should then allow the first floor Hebel to be completed and we'll be close to lockup!! Fingers crossed for lockup by the half way point, week 16.

Hebel on the first floor

When we approved our original construction drawings we were told Metricon only do EPS cladding on first floor elevations. We've since found from other people building with Metricon on the HomeOne forum that they can in fact do Hebel on the first floor too; although it's more difficult to lift it up there to install. We asked our Site Manager and CSC if it was possible to replace the EPS cladding with Hebel. It was a long shot as we were already in the construction phase, the ground floor had already been done.

Amazingly, they have approved Hebel to the first floor, sent us a variation and redrawn the plans! All for a pretty reasonable $3700, which is fair as Hebel is an expensive, but superior, building material. Very pleased with Metricon, they've been flexible and reasonable and really want us to have the best home possible.

Different perspective with the scaffold up;

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Ground floor Hebel complete (Week 12)

Ground floor Hebel is now complete, awaiting scaffold for the first floor. Looks great, can't wait for it to be rendered to our colour scheme. News on first floor Hebel next.....

Monday, 4 April 2016

More frames pics, with all windows installed

Frames complete

Finally, around a month after they were delivered the frames and windows are in! Only really 3 full days labour but it took a month to complete! Although there was an Easter break in there too.

Our 2D drawings are now a 3D home, it's even bigger than we imagined. Hebel installation next....