Building A New House
Re: SunshineT's Build: now fun but SCARY stuff - interior de582
Sep 24, 2011 1:53 pm
OK! So the meeting with Zen this morning went well. There was a major miscommunication about how and when certain things were priced in the tender. Hopefully it has been sorted out and we have settled on a price. Not sure though... Left on good terms and just waiting to get confirmation on the FINAL price so we can arrange to sign next week!!!
Re: SunshineT's Build: now fun but SCARY stuff - interior de583
Sep 24, 2011 3:10 pm
Good to hear it went well T & hope things go smoothly from now on.
Re: SunshineT's Build: now fun but SCARY stuff - interior de587
Sep 27, 2011 2:44 pm
BUT .... now I have some even better news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DH just met with Zen and exchanged signed tenders!! They agreed to the final price we proposed (phew!) and all is good with the world Which also means we are about to start watching the money flow out, but such is the way. We are paying more upfront - around 8% rather than the usual 5% - but that was part of the deal. So right now I am a very happy (albeit somewhat tired, and still a little nervous that something else might go wrong....) little vegemite.
Current plan is for 9 Jan start (first up with demolition), and lots of detail before then to get on to. But right now I am going to have a mini first step celebration!
Re: SunshineT's Build: now fun but SCARY stuff - interior de588
Sep 27, 2011 2:47 pm
Woo hoo ... at last!!! CONGRATULATIONS ... January will be here before you know it and then the fun will start! Great stuff
For info on our build: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=43093
Built the McLaren by Dechellis - slab down 22 Feb - handover 30 Aug 2011 - and gardens finished 9 Dec 2012!!
Re: SunshineT's Build: just signed our life away!!!!!!!!!590
Sep 27, 2011 2:55 pm
Thanks Annette. Thanks Gogo.
Gogo - we should so do that! I am thinking of going out to Glendenning on Sunday to look at the carpet, tiles etc. Haven't spoken to Andrew yet but are you interested in coming out this weekend? Now that your land is registered (woohoo!!), what is the next step for you? Council approval?
Re: SunshineT's Build: just signed our life away!!!!!!!!!591
Sep 27, 2011 3:05 pm
I wonder whether the boys will be there on Sunday Ooh just remebered its the long weekend and I will be drinking a wine or two in the Hunter Valley for a couple of days, the following weekend is good for me
I was going to go out to Glendenning today, but decided to look at paint colours instead, but I definitely want to look at their tiles again, to decide whether we should source our own.
Yes, next step for us council approval, hopefully plans will be submitted this week
Re: SunshineT's Build: just signed our life away!!!!!!!!!593
Sep 27, 2011 3:40 pm
Way to go Sunshine....congrats
The real fun begins now!!!!, don't be overwelmed with all the choices you need to make,
that's part of the excitement, very very happy for you now...
But please, make sure it clearly states in the contract what happens should the house not be finished ontime ( God forbid )...
January is just around the corner, before you know it, you'll be seeing the house materialise infront of your eyes!
And if you need any references for tile places if you decide not to go with Zen, please let me know, there's a great
place at Smithfield that has heaps of good stuff at very very reasonable prices. We got our tiles from there.
Re: SunshineT's Build: just signed our life away!!!!!!!!!594
Sep 27, 2011 3:51 pm
YAY YAY YAY. . .so happy for you T
Re: SunshineT's Build: just signed our life away!!!!!!!!!596
Sep 27, 2011 5:14 pm
That's fantastic news!! Finally, you must be feeling on top of the world now
Hope it goes smoothly and the build is quick and trouble free
Re: SunshineT's Build: just signed our life away!!!!!!!!!600
Sep 27, 2011 10:14 pm
A big congratulations on the contract being signed...
is there anyone in this thread or does anyone know anyone else whose house is actually in construction phase with Zen homes ?
Gogo and Sunshine, we would love to come with you guys for the colour combination but not sure if its too early as we are still waiting for the tender....
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