Building A New House
Jun 28, 2015 10:49 pm
We have been busy house hunting and think we have finally settled on one, the JG King Memphis with the Zen Facade.
Our block of land is in Lara, Vic it is due to title in October now december.
26-04-15 Land deposit
30-6-15 House Deposit
07-12-15 Electrical Page 9
17-12-15 Colours Page 9-10
22-12-15 Soil Test
19-01-16 Tile Appointment Page 10
27-01-16 Land Settled
01-02-16 Contract plans Page 11
05-02-16 Contract Received
25-02-16 Bank re-agreed on pre-approval after initial pre-approval ran out by a few weeks
29-02-16 Contracts signed
10-03-16 Loan docs signed
15-03-16 Building Permit !
08-04-16 Site Scrap Page 13
13-04-16 Power box Page 14
19-04-16 SLAB! Page 14
27-04-16 Frame started Page 15-16
04-05-16 Frame Finished bar a bit in the garage Page 15-16
04-05-16 Windows/sliding doors Page 15-16
13-05-16 Wrapped Page 17
19-05-16 Roofed mostly Page 17-18
22-05-16 Plumbing and Chippy Page 18
24-05-16 Electrical rough in Page 18
27-05-16 Installation Page 19
27-05-16 Plaster delivered Page 19
03-06-16 Plaster Page 20
22-06-16 cabinets page 21
27-06-16 fitout started page 21-22
15-07-16 Bricks started YAY! P 23-
23-07-16 Paint P 25-26
11-08-16 Tiles P26
15-08-16 Bricks finished P26
23-08-16 Eaves/window infills
24-08-16 Internal door handles
25-08-16 Down pipes installed not plumbed
25-08-16 Garage wall plaster
26-08-16 Stone bench tops
31-08-16 Heating and cooling ducts and evap
31-08-16 Plumbing taps, sinks, loos showers
31-08-16 Elec started finish off
01-09-16 Front Door fitted
05-09-16 Shower screens, Mirrors and chalking done
05-09-16 Hole cut for missing noise insulation
06-09-16 Timber Flooring laid
06-09-16 Down pipes in
06-09-16 Comms put in
07-09-16 Fly screens on
09-09-16 Bricks washed
09-09-16 Carpet laid
12-09-16 Temp fence down
21-09-16 Holes in mortar due to, too much clay in sand acid washed it out - House to be repointed
26-09-16 Paint touch ups and garage started
29-09-16 Garage doors on
29-09-16 House cleaned inside
20-10-16 Sand delivered for repointing
25-1016 Repointing started p32-34
07-11-16 Repoint done bar clean
08-11-16 Gas pipe installed p34
14-11-16 Opticom installed
15-11-16 Bricks cleaned from repointed - FAILED
16-11-16 East fence installed
22-11-16 Meeting onsite to discuss failed repointing, House to have bricks pulled down and start again
28-11-16 Power, opticom and outside light disconnected
03-12-16 Bricks pulled down
05-12-16 Bricks delivered
06-12-16 Sand delivered
07-12-16 Bricking started page 39
21-12-16 Bricking finished
03-01-17 Bricks cleaned - not very well
10-01-17 Outside drainage fixed up
18-01-17 Down pipes back on
18-01-17 Backyard concrete done - page 43
19-01-17 Driveway concrete laid - p43
20-01-17 Driveway exposed
21-01-17 Painter back for externals and touch ups
23-01-17 lots of trades to fix little things to get house ready for PCI
24-01-17 Garage doors back on
25-01-17 House cleaned
13-02-17 Hand over!!!!
Basically we have left the floor plan standard just extend the garage below are our included options.
I've been lurking in the forum trying to learn from other. Our sales rep has been really good to date. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Our soon to be build- JG King Memphis2
Jun 29, 2015 9:25 am
So to start with exterior
Brick - Musket Haze
Roof/Gutters/Down Pipes - Basalt
Fascia - Dune
Front Garage Door - Basalt
Rear Garage - Dune
Above window infills - Dune
Windows - Dune
Front door upgraded and stained
Eaves underside- Surfmist painted
Bench Tops - New Crystal salt
Bottom cupboards - Ghostgum natural finish
Top cupboards - Ghostgum natural finish
Handles - No 12 mounted horizontal
Bench top - New Ash Dust
Cupboards - Blackened Elm
We have extended our mirrors to the bench tops removing the tile splash back in the in bathroom and ensuite
Sink raise round one
Carpet Cat 3 and upgraded underlay
Wall colour - Imagine
Doors/skirt/window architraves - gloss minimalist
Tiles still to be done we are thinking belga ivery floor tile still not sure on splash backs and bathroom wall tiles.
This is our floor tile and laminate. The tiles is also the wall tile in the main bathroom and shower in the ensuite.
The small tiles is the splash back in the laundry and ensuite
This is our splash back for the kitchen
With the changing to the floor in the kitchen/meals we have also changed the upper cabinets in the kitchen now all our cabinets are ghostgum instead of the grain up the top.
Re: Our soon to be build- JG King Memphis3
Jun 29, 2015 8:49 pm
House and Inclusions-
Memphis (base Neo Facade)
Provide $15,000 discount for Warralily Coast opening Special
Provide Alpha inclusions
Site Preparation & Connections
Fixed Site cost
BAL 12.5 Compliance - Metal Roof Only.
Provide R6.0 ceiling insulation in lieu of standard to achieve mandatory Energy Rating.
Provide R2.0 wall batts in lieu of standard wall batts to achieve mandatory Energy Ratting
Provide clear low E glazing in lieu of standard clear glazing to achieve mandatory energy rating - Family
Provide 2550mm high ceilings in lieu of 2400mm high ceilings.
Provide 10.91m2 of additional area to garage. 2 meters additional width to side of garage.
Provide additional 2400mm wide x 2100mm high Roll-a-door including FC sheet infill in lieu of brickwork to rear of garage.
"Panel/Sectional door only. Provide Panel door remote control unit including 2 x remote control hand transmitters &
1 x wall button to garage door."
Provide upgrade to 5200mm wide garage door in lieu of standard 4800mm wide opening (FC sheet infill only). Position door 500mm from external wall.
"Provide additional gas point ""capped"" and gas run to external point.
- WIP External wall.
- Owners contractor to connect to after handover.
- This item is to be confirmed on individual gas appliance requirements and does not
allow for upsize of gas line, if required this will be charged to client by building variation
unless otherwise stated."
Provide brickwork to zen façade in lieu of render
"Provide R1.6 Acoustic batts to walls (NOT in lieu of standard) (up to 2700mm walls).
- W.C 2/Living
- Living/Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 2/Nook
- W.C 1"
"Supply and fit 4No. noggins prior to plastering (e.g. T.V's, Laundry dryers etc).
Provide 450mm eaves to west side & rear of home.
Provide Colourbond Roof
Provide 3 No. 1518 windows in lieu 1215 windows to Bed 2, Bed 3 and Bed 4.
Provide SSW2027 aluminium sliding window in lieu of SSW1524-3 to family.
Provide 1509 in lieu 1506 window to ensuite (obscured glass).
Provide SSW2009 aluminium sliding window in lieu of brick work to side porch
Provide SSW2027 aluminium sliding window in lieu of SSW1524 -living.
Provide 1809 aluminium mock casement-garage
Provide 2136-4 aluminium sliding door in lieu of 2127-3 to side porch
Provide 2148-4 aluminium sliding door in lieu of 2127-3 to alfresco
Provide 4 No. Sliding door aluminium framed flydoors with fibreglass mesh
Provide cavity sliding unit including flush panel door (2040mm x 820mm) in lieu of standard 900mm wide hamper opening to hallway Note: Includes flush pull cavity door furniture in lieu of standard internal door furniture
Provide 2x additional standard internal hinged flush panel door (2040mm x 620mm) with standard specification door furniture to study
"Provide 2340mm high x 1500mm wide (2 door) flush panel sliding wardrobe doors in lieu of standard hinged wardrobe doors
Bedroom 2, 3 & 4
Linen in Laundry"
"Provide cavity sliding unit including flush panel door (2040mm x 920mm) in lieu of
1000mm wide hamper opening to Ensuite
Note: Includes flush pull cavity door furniture in lieu of standard internal door furniture."
Provide XS24 Hume door clear glazing
Stained front entry door
Provide Lockwood Nexion Entry set
Privacy locks to Master WC Bathroom
Provide 1000mm wide bench in lieu of 800mm creating 150mm Void.
Provide Category 1 (Standard) Essa Stone benchtop including 20mm Aris edging in lieu of standard Laminate benchtop to island bench and back benches.
"Provide 2No. sets of 3 x Pot drawers (up to 900mm nom. width) (standard close) to
base cupboard in lieu of standard joinery doors."
Provide cupboard in lieu of microwave provision.
"Alpha rangehood upgrade. Option 2. $238
Provide Westinghouse WRH908is 900mm retractable rangehood (2022859) including
overhead cupboards lieu of standard Alpha canopy rangehood."
"Alpha Kitchen Sink upgrade.
Provide Franke Isis SSX120 double bowl stainless steel undermount sink
(2400630) includes polishing of edge in lieu of Alpha standard Kitchen
Notes: Only applicable to stone benchtops."
"Provide 1LM additional Vanity length including laminate benchtop, includes mirror and
Delete wall and door to WC, move vanity unit 200mm towards WC and relocate towelrail to ensuite wall next to window"
"Provide R1.6 Acoustic batts to walls (NOT in lieu of standard) (up to 2700mm walls).
-ensuite shower walls"
Provide set of draws (up to 450mm nom. Width) with 3 x drawers (standard close) in lieu of standard joinery to ensuite
"Alpha Bath upgrade. Option 1.
Provide Mizu Bloc inset soaker bath (9504274) in lieu of standard Alpha bath."
Provide set of draws (up to 450mm nom. Width) with 3 x drawers (standard close) in lieu of standard joinery to bathroom
"Provide Blanco Jarah insert trough (45 lt) including joiner built cabinet up
to 800mm wide with laminate bench, includes mixer and dura arco
washing machine stops located inside the cabinet, in lieu of standard
freestanding laundry cabinet. Refer joinery section for additional cabinet
length (if required).
No charge as per management."
Provide laminate benchtop ONLY including wall tiles (open underneath, no joinery cupboars/doors) to Launday
"Provide 6 No. additional Double internal power point (10 amp). As per
marked up plans."
"Provide Opticom. Family Home Package including:
Hills Home Hub 600 Series
- Underground conduit from NBN Co. service pit to point of entry
- Conduit from point of entry to rear of garage (drawstring required)
- 1 x GPO
- 4 x Internet Points
- 4 x Telephone Points
- 4 x TV Points
- 1 x Pay TV Point
- Fibre Provisioning
- Testing and Labelling
- Up to a maximum of two points allowed before upgrade to home
network system is required.
- TV antenna may still be required for free to air TV, based on your
service providers options.
- Service provider including fees are the owners responsibility after
Provide Electrical upgrades as per HMP Legrand quote 14-12-15
Provide Brivis Advance F55D evaporative cooling system with 7 outlets (up to a maximum of 250m2).
"Provide Brivis Star Pro high efficiency gas ducted heating system up to 8 points in lieu of standard Compact Classic mid efficiency gas ducted heating system.
Note: Applicable to single storey Alpha range."
"Provide 2 No. Zones to gas ducted heating system. $1,080
Note: Only applicable to Star Pro heating models."
Provide $4000 discount from the cost of evaporative cooling for all clients depositing by close of business 30/6/15.
Provide Arthouse Maxi Laminate in carpet of Tiles location -Entry hallway Meals Nook
Provide Arthouse Maxi Laminate in lieu of Tiles location -kitchen/wip
Provide Category 3 carpet in lieu of Cat 1
Provide Cat 2 underlay
Provide upgraded to wall and floor tiles above allowance ar per beamounts quote
Provide 34.62m2 of Plain concrete paving to driveway
Provide 35m2 Plain Concrete paving to back of garage
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis5
Jul 01, 2015 11:42 pm
We're were going to upgrade our heating but don't know about the money yet, want to see how much everything else is going to cost first! Not sure on the benefits, we love our ducted heating in the house we are in now.
It's all very exciting, we are airing to do colour selection because our land isn't ready and we are waiting till for as long as we can before we d. Although I have everything already sorted in mind.
Good luck with your build! Hope to read some more as things progress.
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis6
Jul 02, 2015 7:15 pm
Thanks our block is due to title in oct and is on time at the moment hopefully stays that way. We hope to have everything ready to go as soon as it titles.
We have just put our current house on the market, to fund this build. So hopefully it all goes well and we only rent for a short time...
I am watching your thread too! We liked he odyessey 2 as well its on display near us.
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis8
Jul 08, 2015 10:16 pm
Went through or 'final' pre colours quote tonight, our sales rep Rob has been great answering all our questions and helping with ideas. Now we need to wait for one of the colour girls to give us a call. So we can do colours.
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis9
Jul 09, 2015 8:02 pm
Exciting we are at that stage too... But are putting off the colour selection because the lands not ready still. Have you got your colours worked out yet or will you decide on the day? I've pretty much worked it all out! Except not so sure on the outside look yet.
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis10
Jul 09, 2015 9:42 pm
Yes it is exciting. Our land isn't ready either but we are attempting to get everything ready so as soon as our land titles we will be good to go. We are having to sell our current house to fund this one so we want to minimise time renting.
We have some idea of what we like and have a couple of things pick but will get a better idea on the day but we wont be rushed into deciding.
We are unsure on the front we have a couple of facades we like but might adjust the amount of render on it (reduce), but really what to see what it will look like. we have also extend the width of the garage and am adding a window in it, so we need to see how that impacts the look.
Have you had an news on your land?
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis11
Jul 10, 2015 12:52 am
No news on the land yet! It was due to settle in September so hopefully it may be ready a year later, we have to sell our house too! We will move in with my parents thou so won't have to rent as long as we all get along! The land is waiting to finalise the draining issues, they have to drain under a hwy so have to wait for VicRoads to say the ok. We have extended the garage too so as to allow a car thru to the backyard but it will be the width of the land, if you didn't decide on having a window you could get the garage door with the windows? We aren't making the garage door wider but having it sit to the outside edge- going to use the extended bit as a workshop/storage.
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis12
Jul 10, 2015 9:47 am
Hopefully you get good news soon on your land.
We looked at moving in with the father in-law but the is 5 of us so it makes it a bit hard, would of allowed us to save some cash if it worked, hopefully it works for you.
I'm having my cake and eating it too with the garage we have widened the front door from 4.8m to 5.2m and put a through door in the rear 2.4m and the window will be between the front door and the garage door(pushed over like yours). Our land is 18m wide which helps.With building I am downsizing my garage even with the mods we have made, I tinker a fair bit so I need some space to work.
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis13
Jul 10, 2015 6:54 pm
There are 5 of us too originally they had planned on travelling so we'd be looking after their house. If not they might kick us out to the caravan haha. Will be interesting thou lol. We have a 17m block or a little bit wider at the front so will only have a metre down the other side and the garage will sit in the fence. Are you guys getting the window in the walk in pantry like some of the display homes?
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis14
Jul 10, 2015 7:21 pm
We are very similar!
Um the window in the walk in pantry has come in and out with us so far. We are still deciding. If we do it, it will be a slim line one at the top. We've seen some with a full size window and they are great for light but reduce to much shelf space for us. How about you?
I think the only windows/doors we have left standard are the facade and laundry sliding door, all the others have nade larger one way or another. I cant wait to actually see drawings of it with our changes.
We havent really changed any of the house floor plan.
Have you made many changes?
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis15
Jul 10, 2015 8:25 pm
I thought they were quite resonable with the window pricing, to change some cost us nothing, some coat a like a 100 and some even gave us a credit back to go bigger.
The only expensive one was a mock casement one and this is a floor to ceiling feature.
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis16
Jul 11, 2015 5:18 pm
We don't have that kind of W.I.P, but hubby likes it if we did then we would have a narrow window over the bench but under shelves at the top so it let some light in but didn't take away stoarage space as you said. We have facade windows the same and bedrooms, but have changed the media and retreat to be bigger for more light and the family we have made into two narrow windows for the TV to sit between and then the sliding door to alfresco has been made larger. Our floor plan is fairly well as is, I have been looking at plans for around four years and have found plans I'd liked but would make changes to and when we found the odyssey 2 we liked it without making any changes(except for the garage being wider), we have changed the W.I.P door so that its in the middle and we can have room for shelves on three sides now. And I think we have changed the laundry door location so it faces into the bathroom rather then the hallway, just because. We have plans of some of our windows being changed etc I really can't wait to start building! We drove past our land today they have started to do some footpaths around the lake area.
Yeah I found the prices quieter good with the windows too! I think we have mock casement ones on our facade but they were already included
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis17
Jul 11, 2015 6:53 pm
Yes i forgot the wip is in the middle of the odyssey 2. We quite liked that too its at our local display. I see you your thread you made the trip down to see it. We made the 2:30 drive to warrnambool to see the memphis i liked it and the wife fell in kove so we were set then. Happy wife happy life!
I know i cant wait for the real build to start.
Glad you can see some progress in your development.
Re: Our second home 1st build- JG King Memphis18
Jul 19, 2015 5:42 pm
Ok I so I heard back from our sales guy and we have our 1st little issue.
With the Eaves we had planned for 450mm the whole way round, but it has come back the on the east side of the house we have a clearance to boundary issue.
So our opitions are no eaves on the east side or
P\Move the garage 200mm over to the boundary on the west side and have 200mm eaves on the east side.
My question is will 200mm eaves do anything other then be visual?
Or what would look better no eaves on that side or a little eave?
i wondered if the little eaves would look out of place?
To add perspective the red circled area is the effect area, an the picture is not 100% correct it's not 2.2 m to the fence it's only 0.2 m as we extended the garage.
Re: Our second home- JG King Memphis- Eaves question19
Jul 19, 2015 6:25 pm
Interesting to know you could have narrower eaves! I didn't know you could, anyway, what is your reason to have eaves the whole way around?
If it's to protect from weather (one of the reasons why I want them) then go with the narrower eaves, being at the side of the house as long as it's finished nice at the corner then you shouldn't notice that it's that different, better then not having it. Having said that I think eaves don't really matter so much on that side of the house??? Also being that it's so close to the other house it shouldn't matter too much not having them.
If your wanting to be able to drive down to the back of your house moving the house across won't be any good, except that you have the garage access which then shouldnt be a problem. But I also just had a look and notice you have a verandah on the sid of the house so your probably not going to want to move the house across because you may eventually entertain out that side and if it's too far across it will be small?
So I would probably do them smaller then not have them.
Re: Our second home- JG King Memphis- Eaves question20
Jul 19, 2015 6:32 pm
I reread that, and think you meant to move it across you could have smaller eaves but if you leave it as is you would have to have no eaves?
having said that I still think being so close to the boundary there should be protection from the weather so not having them should be fine. If you could have smaller eaves without having to move then I would do that. But if not then I would just leave them off and save so money.
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