Saturday, 9 November 2013


Sorry!  I know I have been a bit slack with the blog.  Just so busy at the moment.  Things are happening so quickly and I can't keep up..haha  Don't have time to write tonight  Will post a few pictures of the progress to date

Frames, gutter and fascia up

My pantry!!


Ensuite - WIR to the left

Fireplace provision in between the two windows and part of the theatre room to the right

1 week after frames complete!!! Roof and nearly all bricking finished! SO HAPPY

Sunday, 20 October 2013


We have a slab! We haven't had a chance to go out and look at it yet due to sickness in my household but again I can thank my lovely neighbour for taking pics for me!  Thank you so much Bec :)
We are so excited and can't wait to go and check it out, take more pics and get a real feel for the layout.    I will post some more pics of the slab when we get some :)
Slab Dancing!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Formed up and ready to go!

I am just loving this building stage.  It is so exciting seeing all of the things happening on the block.  Yesterday they did all of the forming up and put all of the foam pads in that sit under the slab.  I'm hoping that the slab was done today.  I have my Mum checking for me later this afternoon..thanks Mum :).  I have attached a photo below of the foam pads.  Thanks to my lovely neighbour who took the photos for me! 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Excavation Day

Well the day has finally arrived!  Now the excitement has really kicked in.   This morning we met with our lovely SS Andrew.  He was really nice and I think he is going to be great.  Really down to earth and friendly :)  We hung around for a little while watching the land being excavated.  I know that doesn't sound very exciting but it definitely was for us.  I'm just so excited that the build has started.  Our SS told us that everything has been booked in for the next two weeks and that the frames are due to arrive on the 21st to start on the 22nd.  So, if this weird rainy day doesn't hang around we should have a slab in 2 weeks! YAY

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

JOB START!!!!!*****!!!!!!!!*******!!!!!!!******

Yes, I can finally say we have a job start.  I was very excited to get the phone call today :)  3rd of October is THE DAY.  Two weeks and counting.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Still Waiting......

Well, tomorrow marks two weeks since we have had council approval and we are still waiting for Coral to give us a start date!  They told us it would be 2 weeks max so hopefully we hear something tomorrow!  I just really need something to look forward to at the moment.  Really lacking motivation and excitement.  Come on Coral, give us the call tomorrow!!!???  ;)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013


Good News!  I checked on the council website and it said we had approval today :)  Have already emailed Coral!  Hopefully they will be quick in the next stage....bring on the slab!

Monday, 26 August 2013

Nearly there....

I have been getting on the council website every day to track our DA application.  It is finally our turn:)  Two weeks ago there were 14 homes in front of us, last Monday 4 and now we are it.  The last house before us was approved today!  Hopefully we will hear some good news in the next couple of days.  They have been averaging two days on each house over the last week.  I just want it to start! Don't think I can wait much longer.  Who would have thought that back in January when we paid our deposit we would still be sitting in council 8 months later.  Watch this space for some good news (better be)

Monday, 29 July 2013

At Council...

After our little DA complication, we finally got an email today to advise us that our application has been lodged with the Council.  Please, please, please council be quick..we have already wasted 4 weeks with a private certifier :(  Cross fingers for us!!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Frustrating News

We got a little bit of frustrating news yesterday!  We decided to go to a private certifier for DA approval, as we have been told by many that they are quicker than councils.  We received an email yesterday, after it has been with a certifier for 2.5 weeks, that we are still going to have to get approval from council.  They explained that some houses can just get approval from the private certififier but for some reason ours can't! Of course! They don't know this until a planner has looked at it.  So cranky, what a waste of 2.5 weeks :(  Who knows how long the council is going to take!  They don't have a very good track record.
Oh well, at least we can save some more money for when we move in.
Keep your fingers crossed for me that the council are quick!


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Internal Colour Choices

Interior Walls:
Beige Royal Dulux

Skirting, Door Frames and Doors:
Whisper White

Internal doors in WHISPER WHITE

Internal Door Handles:  This picture is in a polish finish..we are having satin like the kitchen handles below: LIANNA

Kitchen 40mm Caesarstone - Ginger

Silk Laminate Finish White Kitchen Cupboards

Kitchen and Bathroom Vanity handles

Glass splash back colour: Light Leather Dulux

Barossa Limestone Almond floor tiles: 600X600

Bathroom tiles: Allegro Bone
The same tile, in a gloss and rectangular shape will be on the walls.  In real life the colour is not creamy/yellow at all.  It is actually darker then the living area tile above!  See the picture of a bathroom with the tiles on the floor below:

The tiles on the floor in this picture are our bathroom tiles :)

Bathroom Vanities: Burnished Wood

Bathroom Caesarstone: Snow

Front Door:  Double Doors and will be stained in Merbau

Front Door, portico decking and timber cladding feature in portico stain: Merbau

Colour Appointment

Today was exciting and tiring in one!  We thought we were very organised and that the colour appoinment would be easy! ha...we were wrong.  We spent 3 hours with the colour consultant and now we just have to hope that all of our choices are going to look good!
Of course, we have many  Will post later tonight all of our choices and upgrades.
Another happy note is that our house was lodged for DA Approval last Friday with a Private Certifier.  Let's hope they do a quick job :)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

YAY!!! We have covenant approval!!!
Off to council next job on the list :)