Thursday, March 18, 2010


I am teaching myself how to use this new blog site, so bear with me. I want to document the excitment, agitation, anxiety and enjoyment of building our first home. It all began when Ryan's job moved us northside Jan '09. We put renters in our first home,which we renovated, and crossed the river. After 6 months of renting, whilst looking for a house to buy we made the big decision to build. We sold our house in July '09. Found a block of land which settled in Oct. '09 and signed our lives away to Plantation Homes in late October '09. November was busy, house was sited, color selection, electrical plan and contract signed Nov 22, 2009. Then Christmas happened, and nothing happened until mid January. We had some problems with siting of the house not lining up with the sewer. We would either have to move the house slightly or pay big money to change the sewer connection, so the house was resitied. Also, PH advised us that coucil was unlikely to approve our retaining walls and drew up a new plan, which we liked better than the original. Turns out coucil approved the original retaining walls but the new plan had to go back in turn waiting for approval again. Council approval and all PVC (post contract variations) were signed in waiting, waiting, sign the final plans and break some dirt.

Here are the plans

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