Category: New House

Hello Neighbour

Hello Neighbour

Got a phone call today from the agent advising that the builder had the back sliding door round the wrong way on the plans. I gave them permission to swap it to how they wanted to do it. Doesn’t mind me either way. Also I had recently found out that my contract references two different lot and plan numbers, so that needs to be fixed. Still waiting on the sellers conveyancer to approve fixing that one.

There is room, but it is still close.

Today I went round and saw that the slab for my neighbours have been poured, so now I can truly see how close all these houses will be together. Not exactly something I want, but something I can live with. So hello neighbours. Oh, did I mention that phone call? Well they also said they are looking at it so they can order the windows, doors etc. Means we should see something happening soon.

Wood at the ready

Wood at the ready

The wood frame has been delivered to the property! Which continues the trend of following the other two properties which I mentioned in my previous post. As they received their wood last week, and one is already has it’s frame built. So I am hopeful that mine will happen next week.

Check out my wood. Hopefully I will have another update soon.

Grab a Slab

Grab a Slab

This is the benefit for off-the-plan builds, multiple being done in one area by the same builder means that the slab can be done even quicker than you expect. As they were already scheduling the build and before you know it, it’s done.

The slab always seems to make it feel small, but at the same time, compared to houses I have lived in, it will be small, especially the alfresco and back yard. But I’ll make it work.

Sounds like a plan

Sounds like a plan

Today I met with the builder for the first time and went through colours and the plans. And I have now signed and approved the entire colour selection. That’s right, all tiles, vinyl planks, bricks, roofing, window frames and paint. All have been selected and I have signed it off.

It only took 90 minutes! Well I looked through a few videos of previous builds when I was last talking with the seller/agent. But I essentially said “Everything in that video except I want to look at the flooring”. So I looked at the builders range of flooring last week and have locked everything in today.

Spoiler alert!

The following will show you what I am getting built, so if you prefer it to be a surprise, don’t go any further.

Video

So here is that video. Difference will be the flooring, location, position on block, smaller property and no double gate (rollup garage door at the back of the garage to drive through instead).

Clean Slate

Clean Slate

It begins! Site has been prepped and electrical has been run. Also, I have been advised that the plumbing plans are approved so that can be done next and certified.

Not much of an update, but what more can you want?

It’s Approved

It’s Approved

Contract signed, finance approved and I have a build date. I am building a house! It is an off the plan build with a commence date of 12th April 2021.

It’s official!

Photos

I will have some choice of colours but not everything. That will happen in another week or two. Here are the basic plans.

House Floor Plan

So that is the summary. I’ll keep putting house updates on the page below. Yep a blog, but not like my other blog.

SOLD!

It has the sticker and all!