Jun 24, 2014 11:21 pm
Building with Sekisui our journey started last year upon buying a old house in our area to knock down and rebuild on 4th July2013 then we went on the journey to find a builder for our land and a house that would fit on our 15.24 mtr x 48 mtr block, being that width was always going to be a issue.We had been looking prior to buying and always love the Eden Brae and Metricon, the problem was that every time we found a design we liked they said we had to make it narrower, or go down to the size below and we didn't like that, we then stumbled upon Sekisui , the sales consultants were great and weren't at all pushy, they had time to talk and listened to what we wanted,they suggested the new range the arise collection and said that we should look maybe at the acacia, we fell for it straight away, it had every thing we wanted, principle suite at the rear of the house, a room down stairs for my 17 year old daughter with ensuite and walkin robe, alfresco and a big room for my son and his mates upstairs , every one had there own space. We have made a ton of changes to give it our own personal touch. So here is the dates and our journey
4/7/13 purchase a kdr house
13/7/13 dep $2000 Sekisui to go ahead with plans and drawings
18/8/13 site analysis report
1/9/13 initial tender and pricing
18/9/13 new tender and pricing due to new offers
30/10/13 $ 3000 dep for go ahead
8/11/13 customer service person appointed
9/11/13 1st colour selection
23/11/13 2nd colour selection
2/12/13 plans to water board for stamping
9/12/13 plans to mine subsidence
13/12/13 temporary fencing by us put up for demolishen ready
17/12/13 electricity disconnected and builders pole erected
22/1/14 plans sent back from council for geo tech stamping
4/3/14 plans approved for demolishen and building
17/3/14 construction certificate approval
24/3/14 new colour selection and check
11/4/14 clearance certificate from demolishers arrived
1/5/14 new pricing final
28/5/14 peg out survey received so we can do retaining wall and excavation for pads for building .
20/6/14 on site customer service person appointed
24/6/14 bore holes done and concrete in holes yay only 40 lm and they allowed for 60 lm so we may get a credit.
That's all for now, will try and post some pics
Hope you all enjoy this thread. Cheers
Re: Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW3
Jun 25, 2014 9:33 pm
Good luck, will be following your thread with interest.
23/06/2014 - Paid deposit
21/07/2014 - ordered the survey and tender
13/08/2014 - soils test sample taken
14/08/2014 - survey done today
30/08/2014 - Pre-color consultant aptmnt
Re: Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW4
Jun 25, 2014 10:28 pm
Oh wow, from our stage to start building it took you 8 months We potentially still have 8 months til we start building... !
Can you please post a pic of your plan? Would love to see the personal touches you made.
Re: Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW6
Jun 25, 2014 11:07 pm
Hey a few questions please: Did you do your statement of environmental effects or did they do it? If they did it, did they itemise it in your proposal? Was it $100? Did they pay your council fees (ie, is it included) or was that extra on top? Did you have to pay a Section 94 payment and if so how much was it? What colour scheme did you pick inside and out? If you have pictures I'd love to see.
Still a wee bit jealous you've got that house! I'm about to model it in CAD and put it on my block and dream... And maybe convince my husband it's a good idea.
Re: Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW7
Jun 26, 2014 11:28 pm
Hi Catdunc, council fees included, i got them to do for the demolish of old house at the same time with house approval, they did statement of enviromental effects and yes it was $100 and what is a section 94 payment.?Cheers and dont be jealous the house you have picked looks awesome .
Re: Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW10
Jun 30, 2014 8:17 pm
Pndwater did photobucket work? I'd love to see photos! Very exciting.
Section 94 payment is a fee some councils put on some applications. I wasn't sure if we'd be charged one in Lake Macquarie or not.
Re: Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW13
Jun 30, 2014 10:49 pm
Yhis is my blog spot, will try to put photos up of actual plan to date
http://sekisuiacacia.blogspot.com/2014/ ... nning.html
Re: Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW15
Jul 01, 2014 2:31 pm
Hey pndwater You may find using Tapatalk (phone app) handy for putting in photos to this forum.
Looked at your Blog - Almost a year since the house purchase!
Re: Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW16
Jul 28, 2014 8:08 am
Brickies starting today so, from 7/7/14 to 28/7/14, frame is up and brickies start.
http://sekisuiacacia.blogspot.com/2014/ ... nning.html
Re: Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW19
Sep 08, 2014 11:50 pm
Coming along very quickly, nearly all of outside done. See blog just posted some pics http://sekisuiacacia.blogspot.com/2014/ ... nning.html
Re: Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW20
Sep 09, 2014 9:54 pm
It looks great!!! So glad to hear you're pleased with the progress.
I have a few questions please
Has there been many surprise costs that have appeared along the way?
How have you found your site supervisor? Have they let you on site?
Do you have a driveway quote? Is there any company you recommend?
Did you end up getting a credit for not needing as much peiring? Or any other credits along the way?
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