Friday, July 30, 2010

Under Construction (almost)

Got a call from our site supervisor, everything is set for construction to start next week.

Hopefully the weather will hold out, and we will have no unexpected issues. I organised an 'NMI' number, which I believe is a national meter number so the builders can hook up to the electricity.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Construction Certificate!

Yes! we have it. We are less than 20 days away from building! (if the weather holds up)

I have all our paperwork done, which includes about no less than 100 pages of certified pages. This is for the first home owners plus our construction loan.

hope to finally put some pictures up soon!!

In the meantime, check out how our land has changed from october '09 to april '10
(the black outline is my guess of which block our is :-) )



Friday, July 9, 2010

Through Council.

We are through council. It took about a month, with some complications...

The soil we are building on is high in salinity, which means we needed to include special concrete to stop corrosion etc. McDonald Jones sent the plans back to drafting, and with a 2.7K variation later, the plans were accepted by the council.

The next step is a construction certificate. That should take about 5 days, then about 20 days to start construction!! - Our bank has given the all-clear to commence construction.

There is still a bit of paperwork to be done, but we should have all that cleared up by next week.

McDonald Jones also notified us that our contract time is over time by two months. We had approximately 6 months to start builder or fall into a price increase. Luckily they decided not to pursue the extra change, which is fair enough because we are now ready to roll.