Building A New House
Re: Our Almost Forever Home! - 45sq Quantum Home in the Hill21
Nov 27, 2017 4:51 pm
So, Mick and I met with the guy's at Quantum Homes this morning for our colour selection! #happpydance
We had council approved plans back on Thursday and may still get a slab down before they shut up shop for Christmas.... Maybe!
I'll have to just try and stop thinking about it! .... We all know that impossible!
We were so happy with how the selections went. Just over an hour and everything was selected!!
We won't get to choose tiles or carpet until frame stage, but everything else got done today.
Our Site Supervisor Mario said it might be a push getting a slab down by Christmas due to the site still needing to be cut, and because we are polishing the concrete.... Apparently 3 days after the concrete is poured is when the initial grind happens.... Crossing everything possible that they are able to get it done!
Re: Our Almost Forever Home! - 45sq Quantum Home in the Hill23
Nov 27, 2017 9:04 pm
Very exciting times! Will be following your build!
Thanks jessicagauci can’t wait to finally have something to finally be posting about!!!
Re: Our Almost Forever Home! - 45sq Quantum Home in the Hill24
Nov 29, 2017 4:40 pm
Re: Our Almost Forever Home! - 45sq Quantum Home in the Hill25
Feb 25, 2018 12:10 pm
I've been MIA for about 3 months!
So much going on and so much to post about! Ready Set... GO!!
So December 1st rolls around and we were convinced that there was zero chance that we would get a slab by Christmas. Because we only live 5 streets dow from our new house, we drive by every time we leave home 'just to check' and see if ay progress is being made!
We were on our way to work and saw.......
So of course dropped by the next morning to see what had been done! Due to the ugly weather that was forecast our site cut looked like a swimming pool! But it was progress!
And by the 22nd of December we had a slab! We were so excited!
Our site supervisor Mario is like a magician! we love these guys to bits!
So our slab sat there for just over a month... strengthening and curing!::cheerleader::
We were finally able to see how the house will actually sit on our block... You can have all of these grand plans for landscaping, to have them changed in an instant when you notice your slab sticks out of the ground almost a metre on the back side!
So back to the drawing board we went, after a few heated conversations we have a pretty good idea of what we will do!
On the 23rd January we had framing wood delivered and our layout drawn onto the slab, and the 24th frame start. By the 27th we had all of the walls up! Our slab was suppose to be polished before walls went up. but due to a few unfortunate events with the polishing man it had to be put off until after the frame was completed.
Our Entry way:
Main living/Meals/Kitchen from another angle:
On the 29th January we had the first glimpse of what our bricks would look like! I was VERY nervous about this, our last 2 builds we have gone with darker brown bricks (Austral Homestead Tan and Austral Glenfern) but wanted a different look with this place. I LOVE the sandstone block look, so my partner chose Austral's Access Ash. I'm so glad i let hm take the lead on that one! I'm wrapped with them!
One the 8th February we had an (almost) full bricked garage. (The Wonky walls and brickwork in this photo are from my panoramic photo not a half assed build!! )
And then the 14th February we had something that resembled a house!
We received our Frame stage Invoice! We also got to see what our Merbau timber porch posts will look like!
By the 19th February we had Facia (in Surfmist) and Gutters (in Monument), plus the colourbond roof was delivered and sitting in our backyard. Oh and I forgot to mention... Somewhere along the way we have acquired someones old washing machine..... RUDE!
Our Windows and Sliding door and more Bricks were delivered on the 20th and by the 23rd Feb it looked like this
Sliding door is yet to go in, but all the windows have been installed, our front door surround is in, we are completely wrapped in Blue paper and most of the roof is complete!
We met with SS Mario on Thursday to answer a few questions and had a few of our own answered! Main one being.... WHEN!!? When will we be moving in ***ROUGHLY!*** after a few quick calculations we got **DRUMROLL**......JUNE!!!! I was initially thinking around the Late August/Early September mark... So I almost wet myself when he said June! (plus major panic when I realised we now have to get ready to sell our place a whole lot sooner than I thought!!!).
We should have Electrical going in on Monday and Brickies start Wednesday. Mario thinks that Lockup Invoice should be about 2 weeks away and Fixing invoice about 4 weeks after that!!!!
I have never been so excited to hand over such a large amount of money before!!
I'll try and keep to regular updates rather than one MASSIVE post!!
Carlisle Homes - 2013
Quantum Homes - 2016
and onto the THIRD with Quantum homes in 2018!!
Our Almost Forever Home!
Re: Our Almost Forever Home! - 45sq Quantum Home in the Hill26
Feb 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Wow it looks like it’s been flying along. Very exciting
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