Building A New House
Sep 10, 2014 9:05 pm
Welcome to Jane and Mark's new home build at Logan Village.
Bought our block (856m2) out at My home and the River estate in Logan Village just before Christmas 2013, but had to wait until June 2014 for the land to be registered with council and we were able to take possession.
In that time we found and finalised the design of the Daydream 30 from Coral homes.
Made one minor and one major change to the original design.
The minor change was we moved the wall in the study so it would be open to the activity area rather than the entrance hall.
The major change was that we took the entire master suite out of the Avoca design and transplanted it into the Daydream. It meant we had to move the wall out into the alfresco area about 250mm to make it fit but we ended up with 2 walk in robes, needless to say Jane is very happy about that and the room looks great.
We did also change the windows in the family and master from awnings (yuk) to double hangers.
Plans attached, hope I did it right, check em out, more photos and updates to come as we get into the build.
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Sep 10, 2014 9:18 pm
Welcome to the area Jane and Mark !
I've been living in this area for the last 28 years on 20 acres. We bought in Logan Village, and the former Beaudesert council moved us to Buccan a few years later with boundary changes.
The good thing with your estate is that the estate is supposed to be NBN connected already, and if not, you are that close to the exchange you will get very fast ADSL2+ speeds.
After all this time we have bought a 1 acre block in Jimboomba Woods estate, and I'm owner building it. So with a little luck we'll be a bit further out of town.
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Sep 11, 2014 7:38 am
Welcome Jane and Mark!
We are currently building the Daydream 28 also highly modified out at Buccan (The Aspect) on just over an acre
Its been a very slooooooowwww process so far with lots of hold ups but hopefully for you everything goes smoothly!
Building a Modified Coral Daydream 28, first build, first home and land owners. Acreage Build in Buccan, QLD. Room for the two new puppies
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Sep 11, 2014 9:23 am
Hi bpratt and Charli, thanks for the welcome.
We are new to this area but have lived in Logan and Sth Brisbane suburbs all our lives, so know the area well.
Here's hoping that the internet speeds are right up there am well over the average speeds we have here.
Checked out your build bpratt all looks good with the roof now on, shame about the letter box lol.
Thought about going with a bigger block but in the end decided that we didn't want that much land so kept it simple with just the 856m2.
Hope we don't have the delays and hassles that you seem to have had Charli, must be frustrating.
Found the whole design and planning process slow.
It has been very annoying at times dealing with the sales and office staff, although I have to say some have been awesome too.
Had to get our own "Generally in Accordance" from council so we could move the build omp right up to the 6m mark from the front of the block, Coral didn't seem to know how to do this. But that has been the only major hassle so far. We found them very good in the design process with our changes.
Am looking forward to the build, have met the SS and talked through the build, he has been fine so far with everything.
Here's hoping anyway.
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Sep 11, 2014 10:24 am
Welcome to H1 Jane and Mark!
We're building the Daydream 28 in SW Sydney. LOVE the change you made to the master - oohhh the wardrobe space you will have
Look forward to following your build.
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Sep 12, 2014 9:17 pm
Ok, so the land has been scraped and the cut and fill has been done, actually looks really good, was a bit worried about how it would all look in some places where it is a bit tight to the boundary but am very happy and should only get better when the slab goes down and we can get a better idea of the heights we are dealing with.
Anyway as a starting point it all looks good.
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Sep 14, 2014 10:07 am
Things moving pretty fast at the moment, piers have been done, formwork completed the next day and the slab poured, wow so much done in just a few days, can really see the house size on the block and it is looking pretty big, mmmm. All good though and looks great, nice to be able to walk around the slab and picture where the rooms will be. More pics added just click on one of the links above and scroll through them all.
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Sep 14, 2014 3:09 pm
They really do get cracking once they start don't they? Good news for us, it will mean less time living with the inlaws once we knock this place down
The house looks HUGE according to the slab! Keep us updated with pics please
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Sep 15, 2014 8:08 pm
So the frame for the walls is up in a day, great to walk around and get a feel for how the house will be on the block and what the views will be out of each window, adds another aspect to the build at this stage. Now we have to start paying for this monster, first payment, for the slab, due this week.
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Sep 17, 2014 8:37 pm
Wow, moving pretty fast over the last few days, they have been smashing it, framing for the walls has been completed, the roof trusses went up yesterday and today they are putting all the tie down rods in place and putting the final touches on the frame. Actually spoke to the chippie yesterday, pretty happy with the job that him and his gang have done so far, hope all the trades are on top of it like these guys are.
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Sep 18, 2014 10:13 am
I love how Coral move so quickly once they get going - it's looking great!
The more I look at your plans the more I like what you've done with the master bedroom. I floated the idea to the husband after I first saw your changes, thinking maybe we could at least extend our pokey little ensuite and robe and cut into some of the al fresco. Unfortunately the super-large al fresco was one of the things that sold him on the Daydream 28 so it was a no go He's not interested in colours or other selections, but he's already picked out the outdoor furniture we're going to get, so that gives some indication for how keen his is for it! LOL
What colour bricks are you going for? And what facade? I really appreciate you uploading the pics as you go along too, it's great to watch it all take place
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Sep 18, 2014 9:30 pm
Yes it is going fast but I'm sure that will change, are just enjoying it as much as we can while it is speeding along, so good to see it all take shape.
Yes we get a lot of comments about the master, have to admit it was all Jane's idea to take it out of the Avoca and fit it into the Daydream and Helen at Ormeau was awesome with the design.
Decided not to do anything with the facade, just went with the standard designer one, would rather dress the front with plants and lighting than spend money on a facade.
Bricks are double height Alpine, have to say I didn't like them when we had just the one sample brick, but when I saw them on a house they looked so good just had to have them.
Went to the house today, the framers are finished and the guttering and fascias have been delivered so they should be going up soon. Colours are Basalt for the gutters, which will match the roof and Paperbark for the fascia which will match the garage door and blend in with the bricks, we hope.
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Sep 22, 2014 11:32 am
Yeah, we're going just the standard facade as well. We're pretty plain when it comes to design anyway, so it suits us - as did the price!
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Sep 22, 2014 9:45 pm
Ok, fascias and gutters are on, woohoo , was a bit worried that they wouldn't get them on today with the showers that kept coming and going all day.
So nice to see some colour, looks great, can't wait for the roof to go on.
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Sep 23, 2014 10:09 am
Very nice. It's looking a little more like a house now Any indication when they'll start with the bricks?
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Sep 23, 2014 9:21 pm
Damn, couldn't go out to the build today, had to go to the dentist and am now feeling very frustrated that I don't know what went on out there today, may have a roof, may not. Can't wait to find out.
Actually, haven't even seen the roof panels get delivered yet, hope it's there.
No idea about the bricks Mellywil, I would think they are due to be delivered very soon.
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Sep 26, 2014 8:21 am
More work has been done, safety rails are on, the battens have all been done and the roofing sheets have been delivered, just waiting for some fine weather so we can get the roof on.
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Sep 27, 2014 9:42 am
Yay, it's the weekend.
Had yesterday off and met with electrician to go through all the first fix wiring, all good, couple of minor changes that he suggested which make pretty good sense. Also getting him to run power to the back of the house for future connection to shed, seems easier doing it now.
All happening there yesterday, roof was put on Thursday, spoke to the roofers and they just got it done before the storm hit, bit of good luck there.
They just had to finish off the ridge capping and put in the whirlybird, which was all finished yesterday, so we now have a completed roof.
Solar hot water panels were put on in the morning and all the pipes run to where the tank will be, then the rest of the solar panels were put on in the afternoon.
Pure luck, but while I was there all the windows and doors arrived (yay) ready to be installed next week.
So much has happened in the last week, pretty impressive stuff.
So glad we now have a roof.
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Sep 29, 2014 10:40 am
Oh wow, look at your HOUSE! I hope it keeps moving at this pace for you
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Sep 30, 2014 11:53 pm
Driving through there today, and stopped at your neighbours place as it was getting bricked up, and I'm desperately looking for a brickie to do my place.
Looking at your photos of photobucket. See the IMG box, the bottom of four of them, click on that, and when it says that it has copied the link, you just right click in the box where you are replying to, and PASTE it in ... you see plenty of text in there, but when you submit the post, it'll come up like this one has.
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