Building A New House
May 24, 2013 9:19 am
Finally staritng our thread for the Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 house. Ok to start with it has been pretty smooth dealing with Henley... prompt responses, a few admins but all good ones our slab is laid and frame work to start soon. Changes we have made is added doors to the ensuite, to the TV area and bedrooms, added pot draws, gloss cupboards in the kitchen, added a poweder room instead of a WC and things here and there....
We cant wait to see the finished house. Some pics of the progress of our house. Our slab has been laid and framing has started.
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May 24, 2013 9:24 am
Many thanks sunct !! Going to be great following your thread... Makes us more excited for our start.
Hey can I ask you a question? How long does it take for Henley to get a site start once your land has settled/titled? This is the next part for us. We're waiting for the proverbial call.
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May 24, 2013 10:34 am
Thanks all.... Aston Boy it takes around 4 weeks to get all the permits in order and once that is done they start immediately. They had already got our permints and once we received our unconditional approval they started within a week. They'll send an email outlining when the site will be dug and the drain laid... infact for us they started a few day earlier clearing the site and then we went in a couple of days the structure for the slab to be poured was laid... so out slabd was poured mon this week and our frames started today coz of the weather.
mtz08 and cpl... love following your thread and blog too... its going to be good to share all our info and pics.
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May 24, 2013 7:00 pm
cpl how long did it take to get to the stage you are in now. Saw ur blog and its come up so well... Really like what you've done with the living room and converted it.
Hey our slab was put in around 10/15th march. So... The progress has been pretty smooth and fast, almost everyday there was people doing things, we are almost complete now and just waiting for the floors to go in.
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May 29, 2013 10:34 am
Wow... That's pretty fast. Have they told you the inspection date before handover.... Thanks jm14
Im still waiting for them to contact me to make an appointment, but speaking to the SS he said be around 2 more weeks.. (Speaking of the devil.... While writing this post got a call from admin and it will be booked for 3rd june...)
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May 31, 2013 11:32 am
Hey sunct... we're in that annoying nothing is happening void. Proof of land title has been sent to Henley and our broker. We're waiting for amended drawing from the soil tests for our approval with final prices for site costings etc. Also for council approval for the building permit etc.
In F1 terms we're stuck on the starting grid.
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May 31, 2013 12:02 pm
Aston Boy... I think that takes a few weeks.. Henley had advised us 4 weeks so hopefully it gets sorted out soon. We have'nt been to our site for over 10 days now so dont know whats happening... as out little one was sick and we jsut couldnt go :C Asked hubby to check it out this weekend... will post pics then.
What are you and everyone else doing about Wardrobe fitting... do we DIY or get a cbinet maker... We want the wall mounted Ent unit for the living and TV area... like in te display home. What are you'll planning on doing?
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May 31, 2013 12:08 pm
Thanks sunct... 4 weeks will do me. Our main hope is to be in by the end of the year because we are at a temporary rental place and the lease expires.
As for the wardrobe? Not sure yet. My wife no doubt will hog it all. We haven't given it much thought as of yet.
For the living/TV we're leaving it as is. We've got the Jetmaster heater included and would love to just leave it as the highlight. The surround wall will be painted as as separate feature wall.
I agree though there will be a lot of post-handover thinking coming up.
Edit: hope your little one is better now !
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May 31, 2013 12:41 pm
Thanks better now
yes so true lots of things to think off and we also want a quick build as we r having another baby in December... so want to be settled before this
Lots happening for all of us this year. Say if ur permits come through by June and then 4 months for build is what they are taking at the moment ... you could be looking at moving in by October max November.
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