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 :)