Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Slab done!

True to their word, the slab has been completed today.
All looks great, the weather has been perfect.
A very nice Christmas present from Freedom Homes.....
Thanks guys.

Foundations ready to go!

The boys have been very busy, even working over the weekend.
And the results.....the form work was all completed ready for the slab on Wednesday.
Things are moving along.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Work has commenced.....

Soon after waiting for soooooo long for Council approval, things have started very quickly. The guys have moved a large amount of soil to cut in for the ground floor. There may be a slab party before Christmas.....

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Plans Approved!!!!

Well after submitting our plans early in October they are finally approved. We have also arranged for water and electricity. We are hopeful for a slab before Christmas... Lets see how we go!

The plan image shows the front and rear elevation.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

After several months of clearing, and trips to the waste depot, the block is finally cleared.

We also have our final plans ready for council submission.

The waiting game starts......

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Beginning - Planning

Well, this is the start of something that will keep us both very busy for quite some time.

After many months of internet research and driving around we decided on a location, all that was left was to find the right block. On-line we liked the look of a block in the area, but as it was one of the largest we thought it would most likely be sold. To our amazement while Bill, our very helpful salesman was showing us the estate we came to the block we liked and it was still available. Back at the office after a run down on the estate pros and cons we made a decision to buy it. All this started in November 2009.

Its now April 2010 and we have spent several weekends clearing most of the weeds, small trees and also removed a couple of dead trees. With all the shrubs and growth gone we can now see the area we have to build on better.

We made a decision early on that we would owner build, after some time checking out local builders we were unable to find anything we liked that would suit the block and us. So we have drawn up our own plans.