My partner and I are building our first home in Hilbert Western Australia. The ideas and posts on this forum have been so helpful, so I thought we would share our journey to help a first time builder feel a bit more at ease.
We started looking at land at the start of the year and signed up for a 450m2 block of land in The Avenue Estate in Hilbert. After many lengthy title delays we cancelled our contract with Peet and found a titled 500m2 block of land in the next estate.
We are building with Home Group WA who so far have been great. We had prestart last week and despite putting in a 10k allowance we still managed to spend an additional 25k eep!
Below is an early drawing of our home. Not too much has changed but we did change the powder room and scullery cabinetry which will be redrawn on our final documents.
24/1/17 Signed for original block titles due March 2017
1/2/17 Paid deposit to HGWA
25/2/17 Titles delayed June 2017
27/5/17 Titles delayed until November 2017
3/6/17 Opted out of contract with Peet
14/6/17 Signed for new block with Landwest
27/06/17 Signed building contracts
29/08/17 Pre start
6/9/17 Finance approval
27/9/17 Planning approval received
22/10/17 Final documents sent
27/10/17 Scheduling & building permit received
7/11/17 Construction email
14/11/17 Water meter
22/11/17 Earthworks start
5/12/17 Soakwells and external drainage
10/12/17 Site cleared and bricks delivered
12/12/17 Frames, toilet and shed delivered
19/12/17 Brickwork starts
22/12/17 HGWA Christmas Shutdown
8/01/18 Trades recommence
15/01/18 Brick meeting with S.S.
25/01/18 Bricks complete
28/01/18 Roof timbers delivered
29/01/18 Roof starts
7/02/18 Gutters and downpipes installed
8/02/18 Electrical rough in