Sorry about all the links….but if you look threw this one you might find a way. Good luck!
Hi from South Australia45
Jan 16, 2008 9:05 pm
Hi...What a great site this is!
My name is Melanie and I live with my husband and 2 boys near Mclaren Vale, about 40 kms south of Adelaide.
We are in the process of building our dream home....Well,we,re still at the council approval stage,but hopefully something will happen soon!
We,re building the Ambassador with Hickinbotham Homes.
I,m sure I,ll have lots of questions as the building progresses and I,ll attempt to post some pics
Re: Introductions Please!47
Jan 16, 2008 10:02 pm
Welcome to OUR neighborhood here at forum.homeone.com.au - and from a former South Australian myself. Although, not so far out as 40km as Adelaide city, you're the exception living near a place that delivers good red splash (if you will).
Well, good luck in your dream home manifestation efforts and I hope you'll find this dynamic place a great resource to lean on a little.
Re: Introductions Please!50
Jan 17, 2008 4:26 pm
Thanks everyone for the welcome
Hi Jason....so you like the odd glass of red
We have just sold our shiraz vineyard to build our dream house....still not sure if we,ve done the right thing
Re: Introductions Please!51
Jan 24, 2008 2:30 am
Hi all. Just discovered this forum. Lots of useful stuff for people like us who'd like to build a new home. We're a little way off that as we've only been in Oz a couple of months but since we arrived we have at least managed to whittle down the favourite six or seven designs we'd seen on the web to a shortlist of, er, 18 ..... d'oh!
Re: Introductions Please!52
Jan 26, 2008 5:20 am
Da Vinci's Badger....very interesting!
Who knew that in 15th / 16th Century Italy there was a population of Mustelidae just prime for the great inventor's artistry?
You find out something new every day....
Re: Introductions Please!53
Jan 28, 2008 2:16 am
Hi all - really love the look of this forum and you guys seem friendly
Living in Northern Sydney - and 'thinking' about knocking down and rebuilding. Found this forum after googling and finding a few of your blogs - and pretty much all of you guys mention this forum and how fantastic this forum is (I agree).
Appears there is a large contingent in Victoria - although have read of some from Ryde and Epping - which is near me (Turramurra).
On the one hand it's fantastic and fortunate that such a wealth of information and your experiences are here for me - but on the other it also hits home how much can go wrong. Still I suppose it's all been worth it in the long run for the majority of you good folks.
Looking forward to reading and learning from you guys - and if I can - to be able to contribute to this wonderful e-community.
Re: Introductions Please!55
Feb 26, 2008 8:20 pm
After making a handful of posts in other threads I guess it's only fair I should reveal a bit about ourselves.
Mrs and I are 40-somethings, 2 of 3 kids still at home, presently living in but building for the first time in Morwell, about 150 k's east of Melbourne. I'm a Dual Trade E/I at Aust Paper and she's an SSO at Lowanna College in Moe. Our builder is the M mob. We never really considered a private builder because to me they seem like 'backyarders.' It's interesting that many of the local builders with good reputations are now expanding to become reasonable sized companies anyway, so quality one-man-band operations are hard to pick.
Our block is in a court in the final stage of an estate on the north east fringe of the town. Sorry to rub it in to all you suburbanites, but 885m2 only cost $80k here! Makes up for the $17k builders mark-up for regional areas I guess! Anyhoo, we've been told to collect and install our sign on Thursday (28/2) so they know where to start scratching the dirt and dropping materials off to.
I guess I'm like most other members in that I decided to join this forum not just to share our experience and pick up hints, but to help out where I can with queries etc as well. For some reason I've found the whole process simple and not overly stressful so far, so maybe I can help people to cut through the stress that they shouldn't really be putting themselves through.
Re: Introductions Please!56
Feb 26, 2008 8:30 pm
Welcome to the forum Eager!!!
Glad to hear your not stressed yet....wait for it!!!! (it doesn't happen overnight...but it does happen!!!!)
I'm sure you'll have a ball on here...one tip....we are all sticky beaks and like to see plenty of pic's.
Re: Introductions Please!58
Mar 04, 2008 10:55 am
I'm from Adelaide, and have been lurking for a while, doing a bit of silent research while we've been looking for a building site. We're looking for a 600-800m2 block (with a really old house on it) so we can knock it down and start again. We have been hunting for this for 9 months already and come close to getting a couple of properties but keep getting pipped at the post ... very frustrating. In the meantime I'm going to be planning my dream home so we can sign up with a builder as soon as we settle.
Anyway, wish me luck, and I'll see you all in various sections of the forum.
Bye for now!
Re: Introductions Please!59
Mar 04, 2008 11:02 am
Welcome to the forum Alicante!!!
6km from the Adelaide CBD!!! Sounds like it'll be a nice area...
Looking forward to hearing from you with lots of questions, updates or just chit chat???
Re: Introductions Please!60
Apr 07, 2008 2:42 pm
May as well post a hello here too!!
Hi everyone! from bayside suburbs melbounre, I'm a former estate agent now mortgage guy, currently renovating in Cheltenham
Mortgage Innovation Manager - CBA
Ph: 0411 45 43 42
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