Building A New House
Feb 16, 2014 3:16 pm
Hey everyone so I have decided to start a thread about hubby and I experience with building our first home.
With months of looking around and a fair few floorplans in mind about what we wanted we finally both agreed on the Sierra by simonds. We saw the display home in Blakescrossing and fell in love with the layout and how homey it felt. We sat and spoke with Haydn and he assisted us in everything we needed and wanted in our house my expectations were quite high with what I wanted but needed to do on a budget. We got everything we wanted within the price we were willing to pay.
Next step was finance that was approved Jan 6th 2014 and are still waiting on settlement date which is February 20th not long now can't wait for build to start will update as often as I can as progress is being made.
Feel free to post your home experiences on this thread I would love to hear them
Thanks for reading
Samantha and Scott
Re: simonds sierra south Australia2
Feb 16, 2014 3:33 pm
Great choice guys, it is a lovely house (of course I'm going to say that....we picked the same!). We're up to internal painting and tiling. Have you had your selections appt yet?
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Feb 16, 2014 5:01 pm
Congrats on your house choice (very nice).
We are also building the Sierra up at Mt Barker, we had a lightbulb moment after going through the Blakes Crossing display and ditched our plans just to build it!
Haydn is fantastic and played a massive part in everything going so smoothly so far
The other staff have all been delightful and so helpful as well.
Wishing you all the best with your build, so looking forward to seeing it progress.
Ally & Scott
Lock Up: 20/8/14
Re: simonds sierra south Australia5
Apr 07, 2014 2:45 pm
Still waiting on council approvals it's taking so long but hopefully working great with timings as hubby and I are off to thailand in a couple days so council approval will be just in time when we are back
Re: simonds sierra south Australia6
Apr 07, 2014 2:59 pm
Have fun in Thailand
I'm sure it'll be all approved when you get back...
We are due to start on site in the first few weeks of May, so we'll probably building at the same time!
Lock Up: 20/8/14
Re: simonds sierra south Australia8
Jun 14, 2014 11:16 am
Hey tomcat, site started about the 25th april elaborate is down frame is complete and windows go in next week. We had a slight delay where work stopped for 2 weeks as something was wrong with the bulkheads but full steam ahead now
Re: simonds sierra south Australia9
Jun 14, 2014 6:38 pm
How exciting! Sounds like it's all happening now. Please keep us updated. I'm really interested in how it goes for you Samantha And don't forget photos. Are you building north, south, east or west ... established area or new land release?
Re: simonds sierra south Australia12
Jun 26, 2014 10:07 pm
Dowells windows I think. All windows but 1 is in. there was bit of a mix up where we changed the sliding door in ensuite to the 4th bedroom but they put a window in bed 4 so they now need to order 1 more window. Roof Tiles started today and by the looks of things should be done by tomorrow or early next week. It's all happening really fast! I'm not sure how to post photos up :/
Re: simonds sierra south Australia13
Jun 26, 2014 10:35 pm
Gee, it's all happening. Time to learn to post piccies! OK, I just tested how to do it. This is how:
Set up an account with http://www.photobucket.com (very easy, just read the SIMPLE instructions). And UPLOAD to Photobucket (it's so easy)! Then
1. click on the recently uploaded photo to make it big.
2. right-click the photo and select 'properties'
3. copy 'Address(URL)'
4. paste the URL into your post here in the forum.
5. Select the newly pasted URL and then click the Img button above.
Can't wait to see what's happening!
Re: simonds sierra south Australia16
Jun 27, 2014 1:01 pm
actually with the photo bucket it's even easier open the photo you want to post, on the right hand side you have a few different links, click on "Direct" and then on H1 in Full Editor mode click on IMG and paste your link. Also, if you have your photos on facebook, you don't need to upload them to photo bucket just copy link from there and post here the same way (before posting check your link so it has .jpg at the end of it)
Re: simonds sierra south Australia17
Aug 05, 2014 9:38 pm
LOL thanks Vladmari, me and my goofy, complicated instructions -- you're right, the easy instructns are right there on PB. Anyways, how's that lovely Sierra now Sam.
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Aug 05, 2014 11:02 pm
Hi Samantha and Scott. I too am interested to see your Sierra, we are currently building one in Qld. Did you change the floor plan at all?
Building a Sierra on the Gold Coast
https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=68899 Full timeline on Pg 1
Retaining Walls: 20/06/14
Site Start: 02/07/14
Re: simonds sierra south Australia20
Sep 06, 2014 12:53 am
Hey we just got an update today and hand over should be on the 25th September. We changed the 4th bedroom wardrobe around and made it in to a walk In pantry if I make sense lol and we also got rid of the small broom cupboard to make the bench bigger in kitchen and centred the oven we upgraded to the double vanity in the ensuite and moved the sliding door from ensuite to the 4th bedroom I think that's all the tweaks we done
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