Sunday, 20 May 2012

The land has been cleared... we're ready!!

Today was a beautiful autumn day, so we went for a drive out to the block.

Last week the land was cleared of trees / shrubs (about 15 in total) and the grass slashed with the whole thing tidied up, looks great.

Just sitting there, waiting... for a gorgeous home to be built on it.........................................

After clearing - from the street front looking to back fence.
From the back corner looking to the front.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Colour appointment booked!!

Woo-hoo... we have our colour appointment booked -  Tuesday 12 June. V excited.
Planning appointment booked for the same day, to see and accept the draftsman's final floor plans... both appointments in Sydney.
A later date than we were hoping for but we are not concerned, just don't like all this waiting.

McDonald Jones have kindly offered to pay for our overnight accommodation... nice.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

15.05.12 Now with the Planning Department

       The Bronte Blog has had a little renovation and a slight name change. We are thinking the house name plate (included with the house) will be 'Notre Maison'. Quite simply - 'Our House'.

        So... this past week we have accepted the 'Consolidated Tender' (agreed inclusions, building costs, variations etc) with McDonald Jones.

Of course there were more costs... upgrade to a H1 slab is required due to soil test report indicating lots of clay, which means an additional $6k. ka-ching! ka-ching! Here we go.......................

Now we are waiting for the 'Planning Department' to get back to us with the finalised drawing of our floor plan and electrical plan... hope to hear from them in 2 or 3 weeks to see and sign off.

In the mean time we are still waiting for an appointment to go to 'Colour Studio' and choose our colours, fittings and fixtures. We are guesstimating it will be 1st June!

        I am guessing once all this is done and we get through 10 weeks of waiting for Council approval, we might start preparing to build by late August, early September. Add 26 weeks + 3 weeks Christmas break... that's an estimated mid to late March for completion... so add another  4 weeks just because and we might actually be in by Mid April!

        A long way off but still very excited.