Day 102 – How long does a Metricon build take?

Happy 100 days to us!!

Hasn’t time flown. We feel we have made great progress and are very, very happy with the quality of work to date. Everything looks very neat and tidy.  Our attention now turns to the inevitable when can we move in question – even though the house is barely a shell.

As everyone at Metricon keeps telling me, what does your contract say? Well, the Metricon contract states the house will be built within 380 days.  That is an awfully long time. But guess what – surprise and delight. I’m guessing they’ll do it sooner than that. How soon? Well – while no one is talking, I have it on good authority that the Metricon internal KPI for home building is around 270 days! How cool would that be.

And what can stuff you up? Seems to be two main things; crap weather and product availability.

When a product you’ve ordered is out of stock or is not available this can slow the entire build down to a grinding halt! So if my Moroccan salt tiles are not available, maybe I should suck up another tile? (example only!)

I’ve heard from other builders that the brick stage and painting stages are the two areas where the trades people can be delayed on other jobs and you can lose some times. Not sure how true, but I’m glad we have Chris (the brickie) on site and locked in!

I’ve watched two Metricon homes in nearby streets be completed in around 250 days. What about other Metricon bloggers? Great idea; let us do an audit.

  • Paul and Nat – 269 days
  • Tim and Tina – 271 days
  • C and K – 275

275 days would put us in at around mid July. Christmas in July. Delightful. How long do you think your build will take?




Postscript: Our build took 234 days. See post here: