After a few months lurking around I'm ready to start own our build thread! I'm Theresa, a part time nurse, mother of 2.
We started toying with the idea of building a new house about april this year, mostly so that in the event we have another baby it could have its own room for a while, and so that we can solve the current HUGE storage problem we have here. We are lucky in that we built the house we are currently in around 9 years ago, which has left us in a good financial position, so that we should be able to build a new house and sell this one, and still have a mortgage the same size, or, even smaller if we are lucky.
We started looking for a block of land around Canning Vale, where we are now, as we like the area and its about as far as we were prepared to go from both my husbands and my work. We were initially waiting for a block in the latest release of Bletchley park but found a smaller estate just up the road from there that was looking to be much cheaper. Dh camped out overnight on the second coldest night on history and we managed to secure 600m2 at the end of June. Titles are expected late sept-early oct.
AFter looking at what feels like 300 display homes and another 600 house plans online we were initially quite attracted to a switch display home which we thought was within budget. Unfortunately, the price the sales man had written on the plan/spec list was wrong, and the specs we'd been basing things on was $60, 000 more.
So, we went back to the drawing board, looked at a heap more and then saw a switch ad in the newspaper for the three90, which was very similar to the other one we'd been considering and MUCh cheaper.
We met with the salesman yesterday and got back the first draft of plans, and went through the PPA, which we plan to sign early in the week. Saleman said we can expect prestart in 6-8 weeks which is a scary thought!
elevation- this has changed slightly, but I haven't scanned the new one
Colour selections- page 3
site scrape- page 17
Ok, so a timeline for you
Camped out and secured block- 26 June 2010 (titles expected october 2010)
Titles Issued -8 april 2011
Unconditional approval from bank- 17 may
Settlement- 17 June (third attempt- banks not playing nicely)
Site scrape- 5 July
Footings- 15 July
Slab- 16 july
Bricks on site-17 august
Brickwork started- 19 august
Bricking finished- 5th September 11 working days !!
Roof timbers finished- 21 september (inc fascia, eaves and first fit out electrical and plumbing)
Roof finished-24 september
Grey float finished- 30 september
Ceilings done-4 october
Cornice done-7 ocotber
Front render done- 7 october
Front doors plus some internal doors-14 october (wrong front doors!)
Spa and bath in- 18 october
Front render second coat done- 20 october
Glass in windows-21 october (all but 2 windows!)
Front windows in, locked up!-22 October
Cabinets excluding kitchen plus brick cleaning- 24 October
Garage grano, painting started- 25 October
Tiler started, tile meeting and apparently 6 weeks til pci- 26 October
Kitchen delivered-8 november
kitchen fitted- 9 november
tiler finished- 14 november
Block cleared, electrical fit out started- 16 November
Built in robes/cupboards- 17 November
Electrical finished, oven in- 18 November
Robes finished, benchtop in, insulation in-23 November
Taps and sink and toilets-25 november
Front doors and portico stained, cabinets in ensuite finished, hotplate in- 1 december
Taps finished off, ducted vaccum fit off- 2nd december
Shower screens- 6 december
garage door, first coat paint on walls-7 december
second coat of paint-9 december
soakwells part one- 10&11 december
Door handles, dishwasher in, fixed kitchen cupboards, tree removed- 12 december
site clean, earthworks for driveway - 13 december
Driveway- 15 december
Aircon- 19 december
Carpet, antenna, blinds and splashback-20 december