Building A New House
Jul 29, 2013 2:32 pm
I’d to start a new thread as my old one was already multiple pages long with outdated information.
Land Contract Signed: 25/5/13
Pre-Lim Building Agreement: 28/8/13
Build Contract Signed: 28/11/13
Land Available for soil testing/engineering report: 28/1/14
Engineering/soil report received: 13/2/14
Build Plans to Council: 6/3/14
Council Planning Approval: 5/4/14
Unconditional Finance Approval: 11/4/14
Land Settled: 28/4/14
Full Council Development Approval: 15/5/14
Released to construction 30/5/14
Site cut & scraped: 3/6/14
Pegged out, leveled & string lines: 4/6/14
Plumbing/Pipes in: 12/6/14
Frame delivered: 26/6/14
Frame started: 28/6/14
Roof on and windows in: 1/7/14
Frame stage complete: 4/7/14
Fascias & gutters delivered: 16/7/14
Fascias & gutters on & roof tiles delivered: 17/7/14
Roof started: 21/7/14
Bricks delivered: 21/7/14
Roof finished: 22/7/14
Plumbing rough in finished: 25/7/14
Air con ducting and power box in: 28/7/14
Electrical 1st fix: 30/7/14
Fibre optic smart wired & insulation delivered: 31/7/14
Plasterboard delivered and brickies prep start: 1/8/14
Bricks started 2/8/14
Insulation in: 3/8/14
Plasterboard started 4/8/14
Cornices and joins flushed and sanded: 11/8/14
Bricks completed 15/8/14
Doors, skirtings and architraves delivered: 19/8/14
Doors hung, downpipes on and LOCKED UP: 20/8/14
Kitchen and vanities start: 21/8/14
Eaves, architraves & skirtings done: 25/8/14
Timberwork started: 25/8/14
Benchtops in: 26/8/14
Tiles started: 28/8/14
Power points, Light switches in: 28/8/14
Bath installed: 29/8/14
Outside light points in: 29/8/14
Tiles finished: 3/9/14
Cladding above stackers: 3/9/14
Plumbers in: 5/9/14
Laundry tub and sink in: 8/9/14
Painting starts: 11/9/14
Timber strapping installed 12/9/14
Timber staining: 18/9/14
Downlights and light fittings in: 18/9/14
WIR, Robe and pantry shelving: 18/9/14
Rangehood in: 18/9/14
Shower screens and mirrors in: 20/9/14
Exterior painting done: 23/9/14
Basins, taps and toilets in: 25/9/14
Pci booked: 26/9/14
Final walkthrough pre-PCI: 30/9/14
Air con vents in: 2/10/14
Door handles, towel rails etc. in: 7/10/14
Garage door on: 7/10/14
Stormwater installed: 13/10/14
Portaloo and skip taken away: 14/10/14
Flyscreens and whirly bird installed: 15/10/14
Timber flooring: 28/10/14
Carpets laid: 29/10/14
Concrete starts: 29/10/14
Blinds installed: 30/10/14
Appliances installed: 31/10/14
Moved in: 31/10/14
Tile Appointment Pics (start Pg:6)
Selections Pics (start Pg:7)
Site Scrape (Pg: 20)
Site Level and Trenches (start Pg: 21)
Slab (start Pg: 23)
Frame (start Pg: 26)
Re: Mt Barker Build – Bluestone Estate - Starting again!2
Jul 29, 2013 3:05 pm
Sounds like you are on a winning streak now!!
BTW you will love the Frappe Essastone. I have just put it in my kitchen renovation and I love it!! I have parchment 2 pac doors and the whole colouring looks fantastic.
If you are looking for a nice bone/tan wall colour, I painted my walls Wattyl divinity. It has tan/bone undertones. I didn't want yellowy, or pinky or greeny undertones. I have used this colour before and it just gives off a nice colour.
I hope it all works out for you this time.
Re: Mt Barker Build – Bluestone Estate - Starting again!4
Jul 29, 2013 3:20 pm
There is a pic of our kitchen which should show you the colouring on this topic viewtopic.php?f=31&t=64323
I can't put any pics up whilst at work as our system doesn't give us access to certain things but if I remember correctly you should see the bench and the wall colours. If divintity isn't quite dark enough you can double strength it but I really love the colour.
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Jul 29, 2013 4:12 pm
You are welcome.
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Jul 29, 2013 4:16 pm
heard bad things about rendition, i dont know all the details but it was 6 months to slab from signing contract
your plan is similar to mine, santorini 29 from M, maybe another contender
Initial Deposit 28/09/2012 // Prelim Contract Signed 25/11/2012
Selections 21/1/2013 to 23/1/2013 // Contract Signed 22/2/2013
Site Start 21/5/2013 // Slabbed 30/5/2013
Re: Mt Barker Build – Bluestone Estate - Starting again!8
Jul 29, 2013 4:28 pm
*edited to remove outadated info that no longer applies*
Lock Up: 20/8/14
Re: Mt Barker Build – Bluestone Estate - Starting again!9
Aug 06, 2013 10:27 am
yay you have a nice new thread, fingers crossed it goes smoother this time around.
like you say every builder has good and bad reports about them, like us we have had a fairly good run with hickies but you and a few others did not.
Re: Mt Barker Build – Bluestone Estate - Starting again!11
Aug 09, 2013 7:52 pm
Thanks Hachy & Tina
Your house is burning along now Hachy, amazing
Re: Mt Barker Build – Bluestone Estate - Starting again!12
Aug 09, 2013 8:06 pm
Just to throw a spanner into our already twisty & turnable "works", we decided to visit the northern display villages on Monday as we are both on annual leave.
Anyway, we come across the Simonds display at Blakeview, we have a chat to Haydn (who is the most helpful, personable and knowledgeable sales consultant we have come across) and then liking what we hear without even seeing a home, we see the Sierra...
We visited the Simonds selection centre today, went through all the options and got an amazing $50,000 worth of upgrades for $20k (in a promo) and cut our price down by about $40 - $45k all over!!!
And we have thrown more upgrades at it and have more included than in any of the other quotes with the other builders.
We are sacrificing about 30sqm with the alfresco area and the living area (after we add some more space will be about 15sqm less than our custom plan)
BUT we have plans for a 8.5m x 4.5 m deck alongside the house instead and the funny thing is it feels HUGE in there with that 13ft vaulted ceiling? Go figure.
The house we just new was perfect, no fussing about, it was the house we wished we'd known about from the beginning. *sigh*
More details to come, but we handed over some $$ and are getting some plans drawn.
AND we get to build sooner because of the price difference!!! Hahaha winning!
Re: Mt Barker Build – Bluestone Estate - Starting again!13
Aug 09, 2013 8:09 pm
Following your new thread. Sounds like some exciting decisions coming your way. Saving money is ALWAYS a bonus and helps pay for extras later. Glad it is working out.
Follow our build:
Re: Mt Barker Build – Bluestone Estate - Starting again!14
Aug 09, 2013 8:14 pm
Haha yes indeed!
Never have we been more "jumpy" than what we have been during this whole episode, seems everytime we turn around we like something else and are then set on that.
Starting to feel like little Miss Fickle!
But we are really happy with this, it makes sense
Not to mention when we had the siting drawn up for the custom plan we had less than 4m of backyard
So we have double that now because of the change in floorplan configuration... Another bonus!
We never wanted a big yard, but 8m x 16m is perfect.
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Aug 09, 2013 9:08 pm
I know! Right place, right time huh?
I think our poor SC was about to fallover with the 101 question drill we went through, but he answered every one, gave us examples and thorough detailed answers.
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Aug 09, 2013 9:18 pm
Great news!! You just know when it feels right don't you!
Site Works 9/5/13
Lock up 26/8/13
Re: Mt Barker Build – Bluestone Estate - Starting again!18
Aug 09, 2013 9:24 pm
That you do!
I have to go and follow up on everyone's builds now... I've been on holidays this week and my normal "browsing the forum" time has been interrupted! I have not much of an idea of what's been happening with everyone this past week and a bit.
Hope your house has had some progress Amy...
Re: Mt Barker Build – Bluestone Estate - Starting again!19
Aug 09, 2013 9:31 pm
Progress is very slllooooow!
Site Works 9/5/13
Lock up 26/8/13
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Aug 09, 2013 11:40 pm
I am glad to see everything has started to work itself out for you guys Deluxes. The Palisade looks great and your ideas for colour selections look awesome, I look forward to seeing it all come together
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