Building A New House
Sep 04, 2016 8:57 pm
First time builder, first time forum poster.
I've been reading through and love reading everyone's experiences and thought I'd start my own thread.
My partner Justin & I are building at Cliftleigh Meadows in NSW - near Newcastle.
We are building a 'Malibu 196' with Perry Homes.
So far I have my best friend and her fiancé in the estate also building, is there anyone else building in Cliftleigh on here?
26/06/16 - Met with perry homes/ looked at potential land.
9/07/16 - Deposit to perry homes paid (soil test)
20/07/16 - Deposit Paid for land
25/08/16 - settlement of land
31/08/16 - Payment to perry homes for council plans
14/09/16 - went into council
25/10/16 - came out of council FINALLY!!
1/12/16 - site pegged, ready for scraping
6/12/16 - site excavation started
7/12/16 - onsite meeting with SS to discuss time frame
11/1/17 - Slabbed!!
22/1/17 - frames delivered!
23/1/17 - Framed and Windows in
27/1/17 - tiles delivered/safety rails & scaffolding on
31/1/17 - roof & antenna on. Bath & hot water delivered
3/2/17 - plumbing rough ins/bath/insulation started
6/2/17 - electrical rough ins & bricks delivered
13/2/17 - bricks started / front door hung
21/2/17 - bricks cleaned, insulation finished & internal door hung
22/2/17 - gyprock done
24/2/17 - plaster completed
28/2/17 - water proofing completed
1/3/17 - cornices completed
4/3/17 - timber for architraves delivered
7/3/17 - tiles delivered
7/3/17 - kitchen/vanities delivered
7/3/17 - internal doors hung/door frames completed
8/3/17 - kitchen/vanities installed
9/3/17 - gas meter on
10/3/17 - garage door on
17/3/17 - broom cupboard/linen fit out
17/3/17 - main floor tile delivery
20/3/17 - architraves FINALLY completed
20/3/17 - Screed applied in wet areas, tiles unpacked and stacked for laying
21/3/17 - tile meeting (tiler sick-coming back tomorrow)
22/3/17 - tiles bathrooms/toilet/laundry
28/3/17 - paint
7/4/17 - internal doors back on
7/4/17 - plumbing fit off
8/4/17 - electrical & air con fit off
11/4/17 - main floor tile
11/4/17 - retaining wall
11/4/17 - kitchen splashback
21/4/17 - blue dots on walls for patching/repaint
21/4/17 - shower neiches finally done
21/4/17 - plumber came back to seal around taps
24/4/17 - handles, towel rails, toilet roll holders on
25/4/17 - driveway/ alfresco started
26/4/17 - water tank delivered
26/4/17 - carpet
28/4/17 - driveway
2/5/17 - inside clean
11/5/17 - flyscreens, shower screens & site clean
11/5/17 - PCI
18/5/17 - HANDOVER!!!
Re: First home builder!3
Sep 04, 2016 9:11 pm
Re: First home builder!4
Sep 04, 2016 10:04 pm
I know them feels about being in council we are currently in council, hoping to be approved mid September
One suggestion is maybe extending the eaves on the garage side where laundry and bathroom is but great use of space with the floor plan
What size block did you buy?
GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277
Re: First home builder!5
Sep 05, 2016 6:29 am
Our size block is a 454m2. It's a narrow block but so I think my partner did think about the eaves being bigger but decided against. Was having a read through your thread and I love your tile choices - similar colors to ours we are expecting our colorist appointment to call us this week to book our appointment but in the meantime we were too excited and have everything decided. Will post a few photos after our appointments
Re: First home builder!8
Sep 16, 2016 6:14 pm
Hey, we're in council still. And we have our tile appointment Thursday! We are no longer going to the color appointment we were meant to go to as the company they used has been sacked sooo that's in limbo at the moment. My sales consultant told us today she is setting up something and will let us know when that's ready to go, we're not worried tho we will still have a few weeks ahead of us for council. The bank should have the ready to commence letter next week to woo hoo. So once were out full steam ahead
Re: First home builder!9
Sep 22, 2016 6:50 pm
Today we had our Beaumont appointment! So much fun. So happy with our choices
-450x450 haven charcoal throughout living/hall/media/laundry
-300x300 haven charcoal in 2 bathrooms and toilet
-250x400 white gloss tiles for bathroom walls & laundry (above the sink)
-dark hexagons feature tile in both shower nooks
-100x300 white gloss 'subway' style tiles for kitchen splashback layed in a 'brick' pattern
-we are also having the floor tile wrap up over the bath aswell as a bit of a feature
-Carpet is going to be layed in 3 bedrooms and study which is Tower Light in 'forged iron' colour
Still no further updates for our cabinets, paint, handles etc appointment so that's all TBA for now we just can't wait to see it all coming together!!
Re: First home builder!10
Sep 22, 2016 7:02 pm
Hi there, have enjoyed reading your thread so far. I am building close by at Wallis Creek at Gillieston Heights. It's a lovely area. Hopefully your out of council soon!
Luckily I was with Maitland council and I was in and out by the 7th working day.
Re: First home builder!11
Sep 22, 2016 7:05 pm
Thanks! I think I've been stalking your post (or seen your name on comments) I've read so many they all seem like one these days! Haha
We're so excited to move we also love the area!
Wow that is awesome! I'm so jealous!
Our friends just came out and they were 5 weeks with Cessnock
Re: First home builder!12
Sep 22, 2016 7:11 pm
Hahah it's all a small world. I also just noticed your following Ben+Lindsay - they are my neighbors building across the road!
I am kinda over the excitement stage, currently waiting on my brickies to start, which is suppose to be tomorrow. ?
I'm actually more excited about all of the new furniture for the house!
What street are you building in? I've seen a couple of perry in your estate, a fair few harvest homes, alworth and coral. I keep stalking the Mac jones on the corner as we are pretty much on par with each other.
Re: First home builder!14
Sep 22, 2016 7:16 pm
Yes I'm totally guilty of the coral posts because coral was a builder we were interested in but decided on Perry, and there's no Perry threads on here! Lol
Oh so are we! And I'm excited to get out the new bedspreads and paintings and Kmart knick knacks I'm accumulating haha
Fingers crossed for bricks!!
We're on Brokenwood, lot 143. Us and another guy are actually both building the Malibu 196 in the same street, we have a Beechwood between us and luckily we changed windows, a little bit of the facade and driveway so they won't look the same. Could have been twins lol
Re: First home builder!15
Sep 22, 2016 7:17 pm
Hi I love your hexagon black tiles, we have similar colours and your plan is lovely.
View topic our modified Stradbroke
Couldnt decide wether to get them in white or black but decided on black to make the recess stand out
Re: First home builder!17
Sep 22, 2016 7:20 pm
I'll be sure to check your progress when I do my weekly drive of the estate. I love watching all the builds go up
Oh how lovely! Maybe give us an update on the poor tree...or lack of. He's a bit on the sad side. The leaves are all dead oopsy hahaha
Re: First home builder!20
Sep 22, 2016 7:25 pm
Oooh selection day is the best, exhausted but the best!!
Lovely lovely choices!!
That hexagon tile wowza!!
GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277
Haha and we didn't kill each other! Winning!
I'm so in love with it! We were thinking of doing a whole wall but chickened out.
We can't wait to do cabinets, stone, paint etc. that will also be a big day!
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