Saturday, 30 March 2013

We have pegs!!!!

We went for a drive to the block this afternoon and we have pegs!!!!! I'm was so excited we even took photos ha ha. Can't wait for next week now :)

Monday, 25 March 2013

Electrical Appointment

We had our Electrical Appointment yesterday afternoon at Norwest, I was all ready with my plan and where we wanted the lights and powerpoints positioned.  The meeting was pretty easy step by step, there were a couple of things we didn't even think about and we ended up getting the TV wall mount package x 3, this should save a lot of hassle when we move in, apparently the recessed walls are hard to mount the TV on and you need extra nogons in the wall (something like that) they also recess the powerpoint behind the TV so there will be no cords showing, we think its going to be worth the $$$$....... 

The best news of all is I am getting my ducted vacuum, it wasn't too bad compared to getting a fancy vacuum (which I really didn't want).  I didn't get the kickboard option as I have it now and don't use it very often and its a pain if anything gets stuck in there... 

We opted to get downlights after completion by an electrician, they have assured us it will be cheaper, fingers crossed.

The extras we got were:
  • Powerpoints (but not as many as I thought I would need)
  • Slimline powerpoints (in the kitchen and ensuite)
  • 3 TV wall mount packages
  • Ducted vacuming
  • Pre wire for fan in alfresco
  • Circuit thingy for the exhaust fans in the bathrooms
mmm maybe a couple of other things but I dont remember (and it was only yesterday) :).

Its a relief the planning is all over, now to wait for our start date.  I think we are on Day 5 out of 20, its going to be a long wait..............

Monday, 18 March 2013

Construction List

We are on the Construction List!!! Now the 20 days begin......


I have to say a huge thank you to our CLO Suzz she is the best, she keeps everything progressing smoothly.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Approvals at last!

We received approvals this week from the Bank and from the Private Certifier.  The next step is to wait for the bank to send out the letter to give to the builder.  After they recieve that MJH send out the Supervisor to check the site again to make sure its suitable to start building and then we should be put on the construction list, fingers crossed. 

We need to go out to the block and mow which should be fun - 1/2 acre with a push mower, the grass is up to my knees!

As I'm typing this we just got sent our first progress payment request, that was quick..... Ok so now I'm getting very excited, its all starting to feel real now.  Hopefully by the first week in April something happens at the block :)

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Display wall - ours will be without the blue
We went back to Austral Bricks to have a look at what we chose again. My husband was getting worried because every brown house we went past I kept on saying "I wonder if thats our brick", so he took me back to make sure I still liked it. Its Gertrudis Brown and yes I still like it.

I cant turn it the right way arrrhhhh

Waiting, Waiting and more Waiting

We are still waiting for approval from the Private Certifier, its just on 2 weeks now. We got approval from the bank for the construction loan and they have valued our house and land at the exact price we have paid which is a relief..... We have been out to our block just to make sure its still there a few times ha ha.... The grass is really long and the saplings on the side of the block have grown heaps from all the rain. I guess we will have to go and mow once we get on the construction list, but hopefully the developers may slash it before then, fingers crossed. We met with the security company who will be installing our alarm system (as required by Bingara Gorge), that went well only cost another $150 for wireless remote thingy for the alarm. He will be giving us a quote on extras like surround sound and intercom to compare with McDonald Jones. I have started the electrical plan, I'm really surprised on how little power points you get in the big rooms like living, dining, & media etc so we will be paying for alot of extra powerpoints. I think we are getting extra bayonet fittings for downlights for the kitchen and bulkheads in the ensuite. I'm still not sure how I am going to get my ducted vacuuming but I will keep trying :) One more week until our electrical appointment and then hopefully building will start.

all my pics are going sideways, I don't know how to fix it.  tilt your head to the right!!!!! sorry :(