We drove up to the block to mow the grass for the final time prior to building starting and had a nice surprise to see the Metricon sign attached to the fence. It is now an official building site!
Our block has been fenced off with pine posts and it is now time to pull some of those out for machine access. Too hard to dig out the concrete so Paul had to pull them out with the car!
We were advised that our site start date would be Tuesday, 26 March 2013.
We arranged an on site meeting with our site manager, David, on Friday 22 March at 8.30am.
Very happy with David, he seems switched on and organised.
After talking with David, he advised us that a temporary fence had not been allowed for (even though we are building in a built up area and a fence is required), our sales consultant did not allow for one, so we have 2 choices – allow Metricon to organise the fence and be charged through them with their 20% mark up or hire a fence directly ourselves. Surely this is a no brainer! We hired a fence directly ourselves.
Next item on the agenda was the retaining wall. David advised us to have someone ready to go if after the site cut, we needed the wall built straight away. Paul has someone in mind so he will contact them to see what their availability is like.
Can’t wait for the actual start on Tuesday!