I have been lingering on the forum for ages and have started a few threads about colours, facade, kitchen waterfalls, etc but none about the entire build. I was waiting until we had started as I didn't want to jinx it.
It has been an intense 7 and a bit months since we put down the 1st deposit with Wisdom for this house. I guess we also have quite a difficult block: next to a big drop off, sewer running under the house (concrete encased thank goodness), odd shape block, easements for storm water drain, sewer, etc... but we eventually got the final drawings, signed the contract and got DA approval on the 12th May (after a record 3 and a bit weeks with Hornsby Shire Council! very happy about that).
We finally started a blog (http://erwisdomprosperity.blogspot.com/) when we got our long awaited red pegs (29th May) and since then been waiting to start. Today was going to be the day of site benching but after taking the afternoon off to be there to see it we saw that they were only bringing the fill in today... When they said benching today we assumed they would have brought the fill during the week ready for today but it didn't happen...
Oh well, SS has promised that the benching will be done on Monday (unfortunately Hubby will be away as he can't change his schedule again [he changed it around this week to be in Sydney today] so I'll have to just send him photos instead ) so I guess I'll update the blog with more pics then!
Here are a couple of pics of the block and the piles of fill that arrived today...
I hope we start moving fast like Principessa is, she is flying ahead!!!! I know we are building out of Wisdom's normal build area (for which we had to pay a premium) but our SS said that won't affect us or slow us down.
For now some pics...
Pic of view from the block
another one of the view
One of the block from the top road (the big tree in the middle of the block had just been removed, this is a few weeks ago)
and last but no least today's "progress" - the piles of fill and the portaloo, can't wait to post some real progress pics!
PS: Sorry for the huge size of the pics, I should have reduced the size!