Hi everyone been lurking on this awesome forum since we planned to build our first home last year, I have to say there been a lot of awesome looking homes and heaps of information to take in from these threads. So we decided its time to put a thread up about ours.
We purchased our land from Ausbuild when we visited the display homes in Rochedale Brisbane south, immediately we fell in love with their homes with the first impression. We started asking a few questions with the sales and it end up they had a few blocks of land available in the area we wanted and we jumped on it and put a deposit down a month later. The land is still not registered with the council but hopefully not too far away. The land size is 580 sqm with 20 m frontage which is nice to have but with the way the blocks are these day most of Ausbuild designs is for narrow lots and our estate covenant require to have 14 m of frontage for the home.
We decided on their Oakland 36 (see floor plan below) because it suited the covenant requirement and we wanted to have a nice theatre at the front and an extra spare bedroom down stairs. Also the missus prefer to have master bed at the back of the house.
We made some changes to the plan to suit our need, and was ready to sign off until the day we saw our sales he mentioned they just releases a bunch of new plans for 2 story so we thought well the new plans might be better so we held off and back to the drawing board.
In the end we wanted to change to the new plan they hard and asked if we could since we already paid a cost for variations, we were dreading they may ask us to pay another fee. In the end they were happy for us to change and we settled on a mixture of their new plans Camden 38 (Ground floor) Emerson 34 (First floor) so we ended up with this design.
We extended the garage to suit the estate covenant and added a roller door at the back of the garage and widen the garage door. We also made change to the butler pantry to have a stone bench top and added a sink. The first floor we extended the walk in wardrobe and plan to put in Ikea pax system after handover, we also added few csd doors around the bedrooms.
Our colour appointment is this Friday we probably will upgrade a few things.
25/06/17 Site prep done
06/07/17 Footing completed
10/07/17 Underground plumbing completed
13/07/17 Slab poured
24/07/17 Frames stage started
02/08/17 Frames stage completed
02/08/17 Gutters installed
07/08/17 Main roof tiles started
08/08/17 Main roof completed
08/08/17 Stairs installed
11/08/17 Ground floor wrapped
11/08/17 Ground floor roof tiles started
14/07/17 Windows & sliding door frame & main bathtub delivered
18/08/17 Windows & front door installed
22/08/17 Plumbing rough in started
23/08/17 Plumbing completed
24/08/17 Sliding doors installed
24/08/17 Bricks started
25/08/17 Electrical rough in started
25/08/17 Security rough in started
28/08/17 Electrical rough in completed
29/08/17 Gyprocks delivered
02/09/17 Ground floor roof tiles completed
02/09/17 Bricks completed
06/09/17 1st floor wrapped
06/09/17 Internal batts installation started
12/09/17 Internal walls started
14/09/17 Plastering started
18/09/17 External cladding started
20/09/17 External cladding and eves completed
27/09/17 Painting external cladding started.
27/09/17 Cornices complted
04/10/17 Waterproofing for vanity completed
04/10/17 Internal doors, skirting and window framing materials delivered
05/10/17 Kitchen cabinetry and vanity cabinetry delivered
06/10/17 Kitchen cabinetry and vanity cabinetry installed
14/10/17 Internal doors, skirting and window framing completed
14/10/17 Shelving for WIR/laundry storage/linen completed
21/10/17 Kitchen bench and vanity bench installed
21/10/17 Garage doors installed
05/11/17 Wet area tiling and kitchen splashback completed
08/11/17 Plastering and sanding completed
08/11/17 Sink in butler pantry installed
22/11/17 Interior painting and ground floor painting started
23/11/17 Front door stained
23/11/17 Exterior lighting and powerpoints installed
24/11/17 Interior painting completed
25/11/17 Exterior painting completed
25/11/17 Electrical lighting started (downlights, switches and powerpoints)
25/11/17 Alfresco fan installed
28/11/17 Tapwares and shower rail installation started
28/11/17 Shower screens, toilets and bath installed
28/11/17 Hot water system installed
28/11/17 Flooring for the balcony installed