Building A New House
Dec 15, 2011 10:56 am
I have been a long time follower in this forum.
I am hoping share my build experience with Burbank.
We always lived in a Single Storey house, this will be our first double storey.
We have completed Framing and on progress towards Lockup. I will attach some pictures of the progress to Date.
Orchid 4200 with Burbank:
House Built in 7 Months and 2 weeks
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank2
Dec 15, 2011 11:48 am
Journey So Far:
We are building in Melbourne West.
Land Available - 29/06/2011
Soil Test Received - 25/05/2011
Working Drawings - 18/11/2011
Building Permit - 22/09/2011
Site Start Letter Sent 13/10/2011
Set Out 27/10/2011
Stormwater & Sewer 27/10/2011
SLab Base 02/11/2011
Plumbing Fixtures 10/4/2012
Electrical Fit Off Progress
Plumbing Fit Off Progress
Slab: (2/11/2011) - Build countdown begins
Frames: (Finished on 29/11/2011)
Ground Floor Bricks:
Scaffolds Delivered on 14/12/2011
Hoping to have roof cover before Christmas shutdown, therefore exposure of the top floor reduced. (Could lead to floor warping)
Orchid 4200 with Burbank:
House Built in 7 Months and 2 weeks
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank3
Dec 16, 2011 11:23 am
Scaffolding is up and Fascia / Gutter for top flow has been done.
It seems we have run out of bricks to complete the top floor - Hopefully not huge issue to order and get it done.
- Still not sign of Roof tiles - If next week is missed, we may have to wait until January for roof for top floor, which equals more flooding inside
Anyone else building a double storey with Burbank have this concern?
**Hope to hear back from the SS if it is possible to get the roof tiles before Christmas Shutdown.
Pictures of Scaffolding:
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank6
Dec 16, 2011 2:37 pm
Thanks Dazandstace & Owsome,
We all will be sharing the UPs and DOWNs of building with Burbank for the next few months.
I will keep posted when the roof goes on.
It will be interesting to compare build time between Orchid 4200 and Forrester (Not many Burbank double Storey Building threads?)
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank7
Dec 20, 2011 3:32 pm
We finally have roof tiles for the double storey part of the house
Roof tiles were delivered on the 19th December (yesterday) and today we have them installed - Burbank are pretty fast on site. Pretty happy with the roof tile selection looks great.
I also noticed the Solar Panels for the hot water unit has been installed as well.
Flat roof for the Alfresco and some part of the house will be installed after the holidays.
Few issues I noticed:
We have a broken Window down stairs - wonder how that happened.
Leaking tap next to the hot water unit - when the scaffold went up must have had a minor accident.
Out of bricks to complete top floor
Will be posting pics soon of the roof.
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank8
Dec 20, 2011 6:09 pm
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank9
Dec 27, 2011 8:40 am
Good to see that the roof was put before the Christmas break.
With tiles and bricks I found it hard to imagine how they will look when on the house during colour selection but I reckon it must be satisfying to see they look great when they are now on the house.
Building Forrester with Burbank
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank10
Dec 27, 2011 11:30 pm
It is nice to have most of our roof before Christmas.
Our colour selection were based on the Burbank colour boards. I only upgraded the roof tiles.
Internal colour board - vanilla ( changed floor tiles)
External colour board - urban (changed roof tiles - I wanted black)
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank11
Dec 28, 2011 8:14 pm
congrts on getting your house underway, we are building the fairfax ( if we ever get there) having issues with siting due to non responsive neighbours....lol very strange situation noone ever there and no response to any contact attempts ...we are thinking its a drug house lol snooping around and only mail going uncollected for weeks and garbage bins going in and out ....very strange other neighbours never see anyone there either.....spooky.
we only want to move our house 400mm closer to footpath but this is holding everything up grrrrr
anyway back the main issue of building we are in pakenham and after going through many weekends of travelling far and wide to view displays we walked through the new one in cranbourne and loved the house we were settled on the ascent before hand but felt this one left it for dead lol
colours selection went well a couple of months ago and although we spent a "little" more it will be worth it
good luck with your building will be interested to keep an eye on your progress and hopefully see some on our block......
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank12
Dec 28, 2011 9:22 pm
fingers crossed that you get approval from your ghostly neighbour. Fairfax is one of new design, did you get the 2700 version or the 3000?
We did alot of modification to our house, therefore did not have enough budget to upgrade much during the colour selection.
Some key upgrades that I managed were - double power point through out, and cat 6 cables.
No progress in our build until we get more bricks (we ran out of bricks) hoping sometime after Jan 10th.
2012 will be the year of our builds. Hope you do not need to wait too much longer
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank13
Dec 29, 2011 8:00 pm
thanks doublej2500tis all a little odd ......we went with the 2700 pretty much we got the kitchen island bench as displayed, study fitout, upgraded tiles to 450x450 and carpet to cat 4 as we could not come to grips with the lower grades with it we got cat 2 underlay , extra lighting here and there, bits and bobs and other bits, crazy how they charge for higher cat in things cause they are "popular"....lol had to go with colour boards to keep the costs from blowing out but we did pretty well overall for our first build colour selection.
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank14
Dec 30, 2011 2:23 pm
I think you did well with the Upgrades - Carpet and tiles are things that you use & feel every day.
I wish I had upgraded my underlay - hoping the Cat 1 will not be so bad. Saying that we have 2 young kids, hoping to upgrade after they grow up a bit..
I will keep posted on the progress
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank15
Jan 10, 2012 8:42 pm
Brickies are back at work, they should finish end of this week.
I also noticed that TV Antenna has been installed, good stand for birds to polish my roof tiles
I have a feeling we are not too far from lockup
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank17
Jan 15, 2012 9:09 pm
top floor bricking done.
Heating and cooling ducts are being installed ( meeting the ss to discuss couple of duct location changes tomorrow)
Areas of the house that require flat roof can only be done after scaffolds come down.
Will update progress with pics tomorrow
Re: Building our House Orchid 4200 with Burbank - PICS19
Jan 16, 2012 10:02 pm
Had a Site meeting with the SS to discuss Heating Duct points.
I was able to take a couple of pics inside:
Top Floor Bricked:
Back of the house
Entry Home theatre room to the left and Study to the right:
Kitchen - living room to the right and Meals area on the left(Pic taken from Familyy Area)
Upstairs Landing - Sitting room
Master Bed Room WIR - MY WIR got a bit small due to DUCT
I still do not have a Liaison assigned to my file. My SS has been very good keeping me posted on the progress. Next couple of weeks progress will be slow due to extended holidays taken by some of the Tradies.
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