Well we've taken the plunge and decided to upgrade. So rather than pay stamp duty to the govt, a knockdown and rebuild on our existing block is the go. After owner building once before we decided to go the with a building company.
After trying to find a house to suit our block we've settled on Porter Davis, specifically the Foxley 29.
This is our journey
Well handover was on Friday.
There are still a few very minor things to be done, which should be finished this week.
Spent the weekend cleaning the floor ready for the timber floor to be installed, fitting toilet roll holders and towel rails to the bathrooms.
Went by the house tonight and they are well underway.
Will post some pics at the end of the week
Well it's a little bit off topic but here is a view from the balcony of our house near Mansfield, looking across Lake Eildon. For those of you that remeber what it was like empty (or Full) here is a nice view
And it's still going up. Might make for another prime Christmas water skiing season
Well we've been busy looking for things to put in the house, away for Easter and the like, while we've been doing that the Tradies have been busy. The brickies are way behind but it's full steam ahead on the insides.
Shower bases done as well
Ensuite is in too
Kitchen and lounge taking shape
Laundry looking great
Here are the first lot of bricks started over 5 weeks ago !!
Our Internal and external insulation - Gee it's going to be quiet
Plaster up, can't get over the fact that is one days work
Well we've been away for a week and have come back to plenty of progress. The roof tiles were put on at the start of this week and the house is really starting to take shape. Met the new SS onsite yesterday and went through our concerns in detail, really hope he honours his committments as I was feeling pretty aggro over the past few days about stuff ups and omissions. As a result have asked for a full review of our file, PCV's electrical and Colour selections to be completed. Brick work is due to commence next week as are electrical rough in's and the Argus things we have ordered. House should be locked up at the end of next week
The Framers are hard at work, and if it wasn't for some missing items we would probably have the roof trusses on. :) Going away for a holiday next week so Big Kev from New Home Inspections can do our first Independent Inspection.
Last Photo shows the view from the Lounge across the kitchen and Dining room out to the Alfresco area. Starting to look good
Well it was a suprise to see timber on site, and an even better? surprise was awaiting when I got home. My Base stage payment was in the mailbox. It seems that there is one thing that PD can do well and that is send out the invoice. It was dated 25/2 so it looks like the tradies were still working when the invoice for completion was sent. Oh well that's progress
Well I spoke to the SS today and he has advised that the Slab is going to be boxed today, with the slab to be poured either tomorrow or Friday.
Well the pre pour inspection didn't pass, so Thursday was spent rectifying the faults that were found, which was good for us, the Concreter was helpful and even made the changes that we had requested in October, as he was using the old plans still :(