Building A New House
Jun 30, 2014 12:05 am
I've been on this site a while ago but lost my log on details so thought I'd start fresh.
In January we purchased our first block of land in Angle Vale, it's a nice 2000sqm patch of dirt in where we will be building our dream home.
We have chosen to build the two story Cleo through Simonds Homes.
Since buying our block in Angle Vale we have completed selections, all the approvals, contracts and we are currently in council approval. We have been told a max 4 weeks (been two weeks already) and we should be ready to order materials to our block
Excited to share our journey, ups & downs and pictures with you guys as well as read other people's forums.
Look forward to getting to know you all.
Land settlement 17/12/2013
Tile Appointment 15/02/2014
Contract signing 02/04/2014
Council Approval 08/08/2014 (6weeks in council)
Site Scrape 10/09/2014
Footings complete 12/09/2014
Plumbing completed 15/09/2014
Site power & underground services 29/09/2014
Framework delivered 01/10/2014
Downstairs frame work completed 02/10/2014
Windows and doors delivered on site 08/10/2014
Top story frame work started 20/10/2014
Top story frame work completed 21/10/2014
Windows & doors installed 21/10/2014
Roof frame started 22/10/2014
Fascias & gutters on & roof tiles delivered 27/10/2014
roof tiles complete 28/10/2014
Bricks delivered 28/10/2014
Air conditioning 03/11/2014
Bricks started 05/11/2014
Insulation delivered 06/11/2014
Bricks completed 21/11/2014
Eaves completed 24/11/2014
Site clean 05/12/2014
Garage Roof frame 05/12/2014
Electrical 1st fix 09/12/2014
Insulation complete 09/12/2014
Downstairs walls completed 10/11/2014
Bricks cleaned 14/12/2014
Garage roof tiled 15/12/2014
Upstairs walls complete 18/12/2014
Doors installed 05/01/2015
Kitchen installed 13/01/2015
Front door on 15/01/2015
Stairs installed 15/01/2015
Water proofing 18/01/2015
Painting started 19/01/2015
Painting completed 23/01/2015
Staircase enclosed 27/01/2015
Tiles started 27/01/2015
Tiles completed 03/02/2015
Painting completed 03/02/2015
Kitchen completed 03/02/2015
Balcony balustrade installed 03/02/2015
Plumbing second fix complete 04/02/2015
Facade cladding started 09/02/2015
Kitchen sink installed 09/02/2015
Electrical second fix 12/02/2015
PCI appointment 19/02/2015
Site clean 22/02/2015
Appliances installed 24/02/2015
Splash back 27/02/2015
Settlement: January 2014
Currently waiting council approval
Re: Building with Simonds SA2
Jun 30, 2014 1:24 am
Hi SimondsCleo, looking forward to following your progress on here! I love checking out other simonds builds. I think we arent too far behind you, so will be interesting to see if the Victorian arm can catch up
Re: Building with Simonds SA5
Jun 30, 2014 10:03 am
Congratulations on the progress! They don't take too long at all from here... All our approvals came in on May 15 and they did the site scrape on June 3!
So, quite speedy really
Looking forward to seeing your build happen!
Re: Building with Simonds SA6
Jun 30, 2014 12:03 pm
I will post some pictures shortly of our plans & selections once I relearn how to do it. Haha
Oh I'm hanging for council to come back, this whole process is DRAGGING! My spare rooms are full of all new home things & I don't even have a slab yet. Haha
Who are you all building with and where abouts?
Re: Building with Simonds SA7
Jun 30, 2014 12:24 pm
The council bit is the most frustrating... so close, but you are just waiting on them to "rubber stamp" it and allow you to begin!
hahaha yes, I know that feeling... so many boxes, so little space
We are with Simonds and building the Sierra up at Mt Barker. Just at frame stage now
Re: Building with Simonds SA8
Jun 30, 2014 12:38 pm
I'm so hoping council just go yep no worries, but that's wishful thinking! Lol
We actually drove through mount barker on the weekend as we went to Masters in mount gambier haha. Brought so much cool stuff to add to the pile.
Mount Barker looks loverly, I'll have to check out your thread. Are you finding it's all happening pretty quick now?
I think I'm more nervous about doing the yards as our block is pretty big :/
Re: Building with Simonds SA9
Jun 30, 2014 12:44 pm
I think we'll do a road trip to Masters soon... I quite like Mt Gambier to visit, we used to have family there and visited once a year, but haven't been back in a few years since they moved back to Adelaide.
Oh my word... since they got to site on the 3rd of June, they haven't really stopped. We've had shocking weather and we've still made great progress.
Once they start, it just flies... very happy
Re: Building with Simonds SA10
Jun 30, 2014 1:30 pm
Agreed it was very pretty but the weather was hectic.
Oh that's awesome I know ours will take longer being two story but hopefully we are in by christmas. The mysimonds is pretty handy to.
Re: Building with Simonds SA11
Jun 30, 2014 1:37 pm
It'll take a bit longer... mind you there is a guy on here from Brisbane who is building the Harcrest, another Simonds 2 storey. He's been told he'll be in in a few weeks. Making it a 4 month build time so far!
Here's a link to his thread:
I seriously stalk mysimonds everyday! haha I love seeing the estimated completion dates for stuff change... so far they've only ever moved to suit me, so I'm happy! lol
Re: Building with Simonds SA12
Jun 30, 2014 2:16 pm
Thankyou I'll check it out after I finish walking my dog! Yes I also stalk it, our start date is 25/7/2014 so hoping that doesn't go back as it has a few times. I keep asking Hayden if anyone is building the cleo in Adelaide but we are the first ones. Would be nice to walk through our floor plan in real life.
Re: Building with Simonds SA13
Jun 30, 2014 4:13 pm
The Simonds builds are really picking up in here now. But I can never look at too many I'm pretty sure we went through a Cleo display up here in Qld when we were shopping for a design/builder, it was quite a nice house!
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: Building with Simonds SA14
Jun 30, 2014 5:32 pm
Are u also building with simonds? I love reading threads and seeing people's photos (not sure how to upload pics yet myself)
Awesome, if we had time we would have flown to the melb display home but we both work to much.... Paying off this mortgage! Lol
Re: Building with Simonds SA15
Jun 30, 2014 6:05 pm
Re: Building with Simonds SA17
Jun 30, 2014 8:13 pm
Love those splashback tiles, thats what I based ours off of.
Your house plan is lovely too. The entrance will be very grand
Re: Building with Simonds SA18
Jun 30, 2014 8:44 pm
Yup.. Next purchase is a ride on lawn mower
I loved the Bentleigh display so it made more sense to use a lot of what they used. It's SO hard picturing a house off a floor plan.
Thankyou we are currently on the hunt for the perfect brown textured wall paper to do the entrance wall opposite to "the sitting room that I won't let anyone sit in" haha.
Re: Building with Simonds SA19
Jun 30, 2014 9:12 pm
The Bentleigh is a great display.
Hahaha yes! You must have the show lounge room...
Bunnings have a display of designer wallpapers in their paint section, theres a few textured ones and one similar to that in the Bentleigh. It's plain white but a textured feeling/look and it's designed to be painted once put on the wall.
I can't remember how much it was but was surprised at how lovely some of the options were!
Re: Building with Simonds SA20
Jun 30, 2014 10:47 pm
Oh really I'll have to check it out thanks!
There is a paint shop in Gawler that has so much wall paper that it's overwhelming. Last time I went I was to hungry to concentrate so might swing back in there to at some point haha.
Designing a house is hard, picked all my lighting up on the weekend and hoping I made the right choices with that too.
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