My husband and I are getting towards the end of our design stage of our build so I wanted to start my own thread, most as sort of a record for me to look back on once this is all over and done with. Plus I'd love to make some new friends along the way!
So our journey thus far…
We bought our block in stage 4 of the Appletree Grove estate in West Wallsend in August last year, and our land was registered in December. We were originally planning on buying our next house, we just needed something bigger so that we could start a family. We went out to look at the land just to see if building was an option after finding nothing that suited us for sale. We loved the views to the mountain and the quiet and the bush reserve across the road.
After all of the builders reopened in January after Christmas we went searching for the perfect forever home with a project builder. Our block is sloping away from the road (I think the fall is around 3-4m over the whole block) and this proved difficult for a lot of the project builders, they all wanted us to have a stepped slab or split level but we just wanted single story. After a while we began looking into custom builders and had meetings with a few, including Tony Williams from Williams designer homes. He suggested building on piers (he was the only one to suggest that option) and we decided he was the one to go with.
We are now about to finalise our design, choose our colours, and sign contracts. It has been smooth sailing so far, fingers crossed it continues.
(we've had a couple small changes since this floor plan was drawn)
Building in Appletree Grove with Williams Designer Homes