Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Guttering and Windows

I LOVE our Bricks! Worth every penny!

From the Back. Hi Tony!
Very dark pic of some windows

More pics of Windows tomorrow (hopefully in daylight)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Roof Trusses done!

roof trusses were finished this week:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Frame is nearly finished and garage wall and pillar went up today. The bricks havent been washed yet. Next is the roof trusses!

Last week

Wednesday: Bricks look great! (we didnt get to see them in this size before we chose them so were a bit anxious about what they would look like!)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Furniture

As I had a day off last week tony and I went shopping for a lounge suite and light fittings.
We found the perfect lounge at Plush and this is what we got:
The Modular and 2 armchairs as well as a fabric ottoman with storage.

The colour is a neutral beige/grey and the ottoman is a grey square pattern and we got some matching cushions.

Timber and nail and walls Oh My!

Dad called today and they have started our frame! Its finally looking like a REAL house
Looking from the front of the garage. Kitchen is on the left and Theatre room on the right, Alfresco in the middle and the base frame for the bedrooms and hallway
Kitchen and dining room

View from the 3rd bedroom to all living areas

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Hey Hey its SLAB DAY!



SATURDAY (thats Mum, Max and Sammy)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Went and checked on our block today and preparations for the slab are in full swing! As you can see all of the plastic is down and the polystyrene is sitting next to it ready to be done. judging by the beautiful sunny skies (yay for spring!) our slab is not far away!

Monday, August 3, 2009

OK...So Tony called J (the co-owner of the building company) and apparently our slab is next!!!!YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We call as there has been no action on our block for 3 (long) weeks and we are getting very impatient (there was a time when we thought we would be moving into our beautiful house in september! oh the naivety : ) )

Now we just need it to stop raining so the ground dries out enough to put a slab on!
(running outside to so the reverse rain dance! sorry farmers, i know that thats selfish!)

Hope to have some new (and improved) pics for you in the next few weeks

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Site scrape and excavations

I took these this morning. The block is very muddy due to rain last night (and i have no idea what the tyres are for!) But at least they have done something! Yes it's a tiny block (420 sq/m) but as we are not fans of gardening or mowing its perfect!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

External Selections

External Facade

This is what our Exterior colours will be like

Bricks: Boral Sandstone Gold

Windows, Fascia, gutters: Woodland Grey

Roof: Colourbond charcoal Tiles

Garage Door: Colourbond Cedar

Front door: Corinthial Infinity


This is the kitchen layout and my inspiration pics. We are also planning an Island bench (on casters) .

We have chosen Cherry red 2pac for the lower cupboards and drawers and white laminex for the upper ones. The bench will be laminex in Ash Dust

House Plans

Here are our House plans.
The original plans had the kitchen where the dining area is and it was tiny so we extended the original dinig area and made that the kitchen.
We decided to have an extra living area (the theatre/rumpus room) instead of an extra bedroom (lets hope we dont have 10 kids!)
The Alfresco area will be have a built in bar and will be decked which will follow through to the backyard.

Site Start TODAY!

Our House has finally strted being built so i thought i would start a blog so we could keep track of it!

Tony and I started looking at houses in March 08 and found our block in the Vaucluse estate in Doreen Melbourne in August 08.

After finalizing the plans we signed contracts with Com-Struct Builders on the 18th December 08 and our land settled on the 8th January 09 (Our wedding day!)

We have had a few delays with the plans in council and Issues with our crap mortgage broker (who FORGOT to submit our grant application so we nearly missed out on the first homeowners grant!)

But its all sorted now and our site excavation began today! (dad called this morning!)