After a lot of lurking on other peoples building posts I decided to document my partner and I's build. This is our first time building, we have been renting together for the past 3 years so we are so excited to finally be having a home of our own and not paying off someone else's mortgage.
We are a long way to go yet to actual construction but you have to start somewhere. We signed our PPA with Easystart (Summit) on 4/05/17 after meeting with our New Homes Consultant twice previously and decided on the Athens (pretty much same as the Adina there Display Home) 3 x 2 with a theatre.
We made a few changes to the initial plan prior to signing PPA. We added double doors to the theatre, a door from the garage leading to the back of the house so we don't have to walk anything from the garage all the way through the house to outside if necessary. We have raised our garage height from 25c to 28c to allow for our large 4WD's, added 2 x outdoor double GPO's one for in the garage and one for alfresco. We have also add 4 x extra double GPO's to assign when we do prestart. We also took out a telephone point to add an extra TV point.
Hoping to have building contracts completed and signed within the next three weeks as if they are not completed and signed by June 30th we will loose the extra $5,000 on the First Home Owners Grant as the government have cut the boost back to $10,000. It's taking all my willpower not to bombard our consultant every other day to see where we are with this as the extra $5,000 is definitely a big help for us.
Looking forward to getting feedback from the wonderful users on here with any queries I have during our build and watching others building process along the way as well.
Will upload our actual plan we got with our PPA documents with our changes tomorrow, for now I only have the websites base plan