Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Land Leveled out

I spoke to the builder on the 25th January and he told me that the land had been leveled out in preparation for the slab to be layed. On Australia Day we went for a drive out to take some more happy snaps of our progress. It was good to see this as it gave us a real good perspective of the size of the house and where it would sit on our land. Seeing the work they had done really excited us, imagine how much more excited we will be once a house starts forming.

Pictures taken Australia Day 2011

Concreters booked in for next week........to be cont.............

Look Dad I dug a hole

Work has Commenced......yeah

I spoke to the builder early in the week and he said that excavation was due to start sometime during the week. So on Sunday 23rd January we went out and took the following pictures.

Hope you like our view.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

First Lights

Bim was looking through the local paper yesterday and noticed that one of our local lighting shops had some outdoor carriage lights on special and looked pretty good. So we went down to the shop today and had a look at them, we loved them and bought 4 for the front of the house. And as for the special, list price was $99.00 each and we got them for $39.00, bargain. They should look awesome on the front of the house.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


After speaking with our builder and looking at the appliances he had set for us in our allowance we made the decision to upgrade them and purchase our own. It does work out really good though as we went to the same supplier that our buyer uses and they really looked after us on prices. We have decided to purchase Linea stainless steel appliances for the kitchen.



90cm Upright Oven

 90cm Rangehood
Next on the agenda for the kitchen is a side by side Stainless Steel Fridge, been looking at both the LG and Samsung models, see how we go.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lets get this thing started

Hi and welcome to our blog. We purchased our little block of dirt in Camden Park, Bridgewater Estate in October 2009. It was registered in May 2010. The block is 700sq metres and has about a 5 metre slope away from the road. After looking at different builders we stumbled across a local builder, Jaycol Homes who specialises in sloping block builds. We had a look at some of his houses and spoke with his draftsman and decided that we would get him to build our house.

We decided on a 4 bedroom tri-level house which is 270sq metres in size. As shown in the following pictures.

Ground Floor Plan

 Upper Floor Plan

Side Sectional View

Front View
 Site Plan

The Plans went in to Council in November 2010 and the DA approved in late December 2010. We spoke to the builder and has organised for excavation to start on January 15th 2011.

Here are a handful of pics of the land.

January 2010

December 2009

Taken 17th September 2010 from Nearmaps, our land is basically in the middle of the photo.

to be cont.