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- Place Deposit with Premier Builders:
1171 days ago
- Change of Plan:
1098 days ago
- Preliminary Building Agreement 1:
1066 days ago
- Client Info Pack:
1033 days ago
- Preliminary Plans:
974 days ago
- House Demolition Day:
959 days ago
- Received Final Contracts:
883 days ago
- Bank Approval:
863 days ago
- Contracts Signed:
852 days ago
- Received Dispensation from council:
843 days ago
- Root Barriers:
836 days ago
- Block Excavated:
830 days ago
- Applied for Planning Permit:
823 days ago
- Prime Project Construction engaged:
729 days ago
- Received Planning Permit:
713 days ago
- Signed Contract with Prime and 5% deposit paid:
681 days ago
- Building Permit Granted:
659 days ago
- Block Set out:
657 days ago
- Power being connected:
654 days ago
- Water Meter moved and connected:
654 days ago
- Sewage and Water being dug out:
654 days ago
- Footings and slab:
629 days ago
- Blindings spoil cleared:
626 days ago
- Brickie Starting:
619 days ago
- Concrete for piers poured:
616 days ago
- Flooring Starts:
612 days ago
- Framing Starts:
602 days ago
- Roofing Starts:
587 days ago
- Gutters and Facias Complete:
554 days ago
- Solar Hot Water Panel Installed:
539 days ago
- Roof Wrapped with Aircel:
532 days ago
- Roofing Complete:
528 days ago
- Some Windows Installed:
522 days ago
- Security Data Cable Rough In:
471 days ago
- Bricking - Stage 2 complete:
469 days ago
- Upstairs Heating / Cooling Roughed In:
469 days ago
- Lockup Chippies Start:
466 days ago
- Last Windows Arrive:
448 days ago
- Planned Lockup Date:
441 days ago
- Start Plastering:
431 days ago
- End Plastering:
427 days ago
- Predicted Moving Day (Hopeful):
327 days ago
- Place Deposit with Premier Builders:
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Our driveway and pathways are in. We also have a new crossover and footpaths thanks to the builders. We had a great concreter, Frank, who really looked after us and we are really pleased with the result. This was done a couple of weeks ago and given time to settle and harden.
Last Saturday Frank and his worker turned up early to acid wash and then seal the driveway. David got to give them a hand while I took on feeding and watering duties.
We had also organised for turf to be delivered which was not great timing considering it was 37 degrees. We spent the afternoon laying the Santa Ana turf with our son Cam which was hot work. Sunday was spent planting trees, a silver birch in front of our bedroom and two Burgundy trees in front of the lounge.
Now we just have to tackle the back yard!!
today marks 1000 days since we decided to go with Premier Builders and place a deposit.. A lot has happened since then, plans, , move out, demolition, death of my father, permit, preliminary building agreement, root barrier,romeo homes, wait for planning permit, wait, wait, planning permit, change builder, Prime Projects, Ground breaking, plumbing, slab, rained off slab party, footings, bricks, sub floor, flooring, frame up, scaffold, roof, bricks, lock up, windows, electrical, wiring, plaster, sub floor deck, deck, paint, paint, fit out, fit out, fit off, kitchen, bench tops, doors.
fit off hand over (fantastic site supervisor Luke)….. move pack, try unpack, flood garage, enjoy, garden, more deck, excavation, front yard, garden beds, crossover, exposed aggregate, pathways, footpaths, sandy loam….. this weekend we get our turf, exposed aggregate acid washed and sealed, and time to oil the deck and enjoy….. time to start living….. yeah!!!
David has been busy this weekend making a walkway deck between the big
deck and the washing lines. It looks great and I even got to make a start on the garden.
Tomorrow the concretors are coming to put in the new crossover which will be great.
Well time has flown since we moved in. We are pretty much unpacked although there are always boxes lurking around to find.
We have been concentrating mainly on just getting settled and back into some routine with the boys. It has been too wet and cold and muddy to be outside in the garden much and the back yard has begun to resemble a jungle! David’s cousin Steve and Steve’s dad Barry came for a visit from Perth and gave us some great ideas and inspiration for both front and backyards. Steve is a landscaper and Barry is a nurseryman. Pity they live so far away!!!!!
We have spent this weekend putting up privacy screens around my laundry area. My laundry is right behind the garage and the clothesline is outside it. This leaves it in full view of the deck and seeing our smalls flapping in the wind is no way to entertain!! We leveled out the ground under the clotheslines and put up the screens. I am happy because it means I no longer have to stand on milk crates to put up the washing. It needed a lot of levelling…LOL
Yes I have two washing lines. No way I can survive with one…I have grotty boys here!!!
We have now got flyscreens on most of the windows and doors. The upstairs ones are freaking out the installer at the moment, they have this thing about not plunging to their deaths from 3 stories up. So sooky of them. We splurged on a really nice steel front security door made in Bendigo and we love it. In contrast the back screens are very plain to keep the view onto the deck.
We still haven’t concreted our driveway. Its just not going to happen while we are getting curtains, screens, garden done.
In terms of how the house is doing since we moved in there have only been minor issues. The builder is replacing the crossover and most of our front path due to damage and we still have things to be done but we are happy with the response from Prime and everything is being dealt with so no complaints really.
The best thing about this house is not the actual house but what it is allowing us to do. We are creating a safe haven for our children, a home away from home for our far flung relatives, an open door for our friends. David and I have indulged ourselves with our own
special rooms two stories away from each other but are closer than ever. Even our youngest blokes teacher mentioned that he is much happier at school and has had a dramatic turnaround in attitude since we moved. No surprise when you think he has spent about a third of his life waiting for “when the house is built”.
Two weeks ago we said good bye to David ‘s gorgeous nana Ruth Warburton. She was just shy of her 99th birthday and one of the most lovely, caring, funny ladies I have ever met. Our house will soon sport a new name plaque in her honour… This is no longer the “Jamieson Attic”, its the “Warburton”. This ones for you Little Nana.
We have now vacated our storage unit so that means that barring David’s precious special car we now have all our belongings in this house. Much of it still in the garage! Slowly chipping away at it all, the cupboards have made it up to my sewing room and I have unpacked some of my crafty stuff. Had to take the feet off said cupboards so they would fit right back to the wall….damn those attic
ceilings…LOL. Here are a few inspiring shots for my crafty friends….
While we haven’t unpacked as much as we had hoped we have followed through on a long standing promise and bought the boys a puppy…or two.
It was Nathan’s birthday last week so it seemed a good time.
Here are Bella (with white stripe on face) and Buckley.
The only time I can get a photo is when they are in their special bed bought by Nana. The rest of the time they are go go go!
As for the rest of the house we are slowly getting the job done. We now have curtains up in the main sections of the house. Our neighbours are very glad we also put up netting curtains although I am kind of sad we can’t wave to them from bed anymore….LOL
David has built the side gates as well as an extra gate near his basement to corral the dogs. We don’t as yet have furniture in the lounge but a couch set is coming in a few weeks from David’s mum which is lovely.
In terms of things needing to be fixed we have been pretty good. We had a fuse blow but that was dealt with the next day. We did discover that having our heating system include our bedroom as part of the common area made for a very hot room. Brian from the heating company has been great and is making sure we are happy. The tilers have to come back to fix grout and the shower guys are going to fix a couple of leaks due to lack of silicone I think. Primes fixing guy is going to sort out a few minor issues with doors and the floor guy is going to throw a bit more black putty at the floor to iron out some rough spots but that is pretty much it I think. Forgot the windows have to be repaired, mainly sealing problems. When all the jobs are done the painters are coming back to finish off.
Have looked into ordering flyscreens. Its going to cost a couple of thousand to do the whole house which is pretty good. We have to wait until the concrete is done at the front (no we don’t have a driveway yet) and see just how much money there is.
Its not until you have no internet access that you realise just how much you use it! We are now back in cyber world thankfully so can post some more photos.
Hard to find shots that don’t include lots and lots of boxes…so I have included a few anyway.
So highlights this week have been discovering the importance of drainage when your garage is lower than street level and it rains alot! After some quick maneuvering all was safe, but a few towels and doonas were sacrificed to save the fridge. I put my gumboots on and dug a very rudimentary trench out the front to help ease the pressure on the garage door…..it wasn’t pretty but it worked.
Today our friend Anders came back with his bobcat and carved out the block in preparation for concreting and drainage installation. Looks much better now.
I have been shopping from our storage unit. Had not realised how many platters and so on we owned until I started opening boxes. I could have 3 big parties and still not have to wash anything. I also have a very impressive collection of tupperware and plasticware lids…all with no bases of course. Shall be sending them to the op shop when the last box from storage is unpacked and I am sure the bases aren’t hiding in it.
It’s starting to feel like we live here now….
Well we have had the keys for
a week now and are starting to believe this beautiful house is actually ours!!
The move was a killer but the rental is history and the storage unit only has a week or two left to go.
Still no net do pics will be limited.
What do I love most? Too many loves really, but a highlight is standing in the shower in the morning watching the sunrise through the window. Gorgeous.
The boys love their playroom, there are toys everywhere so a trip to ikea was a necessity. School hols now so the boys get to help sort it all out.
David has made a start on his basement, I am staying out of the way!!
My sewing room is filling up but I have been too busy to set it up. That’s a July job.
Had a really lovely delivery today from The Prime Group. I can’t say enough about how happy we are with the standard of the house and the pride this company takes in its workmanship. Luke if you read this THANK YOU!!!