Hello to anyone reading this. I have decided to share some parts of our OB journey after following the ride of others on this forum. Here's hoping our journey is an interesting,but uneventful one! It's certainly proving to be so far!
A little background. Building a 2 storey house with triple garage. Design was ours and drawn up by a draftsman. It's been designed and engineered a little old fashioned but with a modern twist. More on that later. Land is 600sqm in the suburbs. I would love to be able to afford to add another 0 to the end of that land size but it's not to be. Maybe that will be our next project? Land took just under 12 months to register from purchase date but surprisingly registered on time. Then came the delays, I mean start of the fun times!
The Block at registration
Council approval was just under 3 months after having to go through their Assessment Unit. It turned out not everyone liked what we were building Approval came and we headed off to engineering our design. That should read over engineering our design. After living in our current house for the last 14 years full of settlement cracks and poor design we decided to build this to withstand a bomb blast. Or so the engineer thinks! I think his exact words were "what's going here? A block of units?"
We broke ground with the digging of the strip footings on October 21st 2014. We took the whole lot down to rock rather than just the piering. All mostly went to plan. Then came the rain! And more rain! Strip footings quickly turned to creeks. YUK! Every time they were drained and dug back out the heavens opened again.
Time for some photos if I can work this out.
Edit: many of the photos I have posted seem to have disappeared for some reason. My apologies. Too busy to put them all back so if you're interested in something and the photo is missing let me know