Friday, June 1, 2012

Frames partially completed

Frames have been started with roofing and a few sides panels to be done.. house is taking shape and looking awesome!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mega slab poured!

So here is a piccy of the slab, it looks like a runway and im already imagining all the rooms and where our furniture goes. lol

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Piers are in!

All the piers are in! The bad news is that we went over by 60metres.. inital allowance of 75 metres so we up for quite a bit of cash.. oh well, im pretty sure the house wont move an inch now!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Site scraped!

So finally some real action! Site has been scraped giving us an idea of where exactly the house will sit. its finally sinking in that we are building!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Site pegged out

Got a texct on the 5th April to say that work has commenced! Of course being excited about the news used the saturday to drive down from sydney. Alas pegs were installed. Also got the land slashed as the grass was getting a bit out of hand. Site supervisor will be in contact 11/04/2012 so hopefully will find out what is happening when!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just been put on the Construction List

Some great news today where our bank has finally sent the Letter of Commencement to MJH. MJH has confirmed we have just been placed on the construction list so pegging will occur within 20 days. Very excited!!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Oh i forgot the electricals

We spent 9k on electrical appontment which only includes under cupboard kitchen downlights (ie no other downlights at all!) Things like alarm, extra power points, data, tv points, telstra lead in (lots of metres as we are on acres) have added up quickly.. Also got wall mounts for tvs in 2 rooms (home theatre and great room). Hopefully last added expense for a while ...

Valuation has come back

So the bank has finally organised the valuation and our land is worth 15K more than the last time they valued it in december of last year! Nice! Now ive gotta wait for the bank to pull their finger out and draw up all the contracts etc. They say it will take at least a week. Im so dissapointed with CBA..

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Contracts returned and DA recieved - Bank being a pain

We have recieved countersigned contracts as well as having our plans approved by certifier. MJH wants their 4% but bank didnt order valuation until i chased yet again... i ordered this a couple of weeks ago and the bank has admitted to dropping the ball.. This is just going to delay us :(

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Electricals Booked for 8th March

We are expecting counter signed contracts with DA (through private certifier) this week with electrical appointment on the 8th... Really not sure what to expect but ive looked at some of the packages which include Ducted vacuum which im not interested in at all. Wonder if they will split items out as i do want alarm.. Also dont know what else i want to spend money on, friends have said get cat 6 throughout.. Dont even know what that means lol

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Contracts recieved today!

As im working away from home, my wife tells me she has recieved contracts today! Nice! apparently 3 copies of a billion pages each.. oh well, spoke to bank today who are more than happy to lend us the cash.. Moving along nicely!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Colour Selections ... DONE!

Today was the colour selections day and i have to say we breezed through it with the help of fantastic colour consultant (Erin). Bamboo coffee flooring, licorice linea bathroom cabinets, kitchen bottom cupboards, white overhead cupboards polyurathane glossy etc. Will post photos tomorrow. Spent way more than i wanted but wanted all the little things like changing door handles etc.

Phew a stressful day to start with but awesome outcome.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Drawings signed, Colour appointment booked!!!

We went to meet Heather from MJH in south Nowra and the experience was awesome. She pointed out the garage gable being off centre which my wife and i just didnt see regardless of how many times we looked at it. So adjustments made and we signed prelims drawings!

On another note (yes MJH are moving quickly) we booked in our colour appointment for the 1st of Feb. Its all moving quicker than i expected. Colours is scaring me a little as it just seems to be a little daunting with all the choices we need to make on the day. Hoping we get Erin who was the lady that did the colour walk through last December

Friday, January 13, 2012

Prelim Drawings

McDonald Jones havent wasted anytime over the holidays, just got the call to say that our preliminary drawings are done and being sent out to us. Things are moving ahead nicely! :)