Home Building 101

It's been a while since I mentioned how our plans for home building are going so far.

Last time I spoke about it, we were getting ready for our meeting with the building company, to sketch up our plans and to figure out our internal and external colours. That was back in March. Since then, it feels like not much has happened - which is apparently normal in the grand scheme of things. We waited for weeks for our builders, Allcastle Homes, to finalise our official plans and to work out our electrical pricing and BASIX certification, and it was finally, FINALLY, sent off to Blacktown City Council on April the 8th.

So what happens now? Well, we wait some more. (Of course!) I am the most impatient person ever, so I am finding this whole process horrific - and it only gets worse once the actual build gets started.

I was optimistic and hoping that by the time the wedding rolled around, we'd have already gotten our approval and had a slab laid ready to get working on, but now I'm not so sure. The reason we got started on this build last December was in the hopes that it would be completed by this December, but every agonising day that we wait around, that dream is looking less likely.

If you're up for sending some good building juju our way, we certainly wouldn't say no to it - here's hoping our council approval happens sooner rather than later so we can get on with it.

Do you want to actually see the home we're planning on building? Here it is!

There will be a few things we're tweaking on our design - the windows will look slightly different, and we're getting panelled garage doors - but the look of the place will be the same.

I can't wait to share more details about the process with you, once more is actually happening. :)


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21 comments:

Jackie said...

Cool! It looks very chic/modern.

Fiona said...

looks big!

Lindz said...

Waiting for home things is the WORST. For us, it was closing and getting the keys that felt like it took forever. Now, we actually have the home and are just working on getting it the way we want it before we live in it.

Yours... is beautiful!

Alex said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!

Angela Noelle said...

Gorgeous! Very modern! I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like :)

audrey said...

Oooh! I love it! I know the waiting is a pain (believe me, I KNOW). But trust me when I tell you it'll all be worth it when you and Jase move in and get settled in and everything is just the way you want it.

Karen said...

It looks really beautiful. Do you also have floor plans? I'd love to see those as well. :)

heidikins said...

Ooooh!! This is a gorgeous house! I'm so happy for you! I hope things go smoothly from here on out!

xox

Kelly said...

OH so gorgeous. LOVE.

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful house! I love it!

terra said...

It's so pretty! I love it!

Katelin said...

that is so exciting and i love the house design it is so spacious and pretty looking all around. woo wee.

steph anne said...

Wow, what a gorgeous house! Now I understand how you feel because I am sooo impatient too and I am right now because I want to see what you do with your house! :)

Katie said...

Oh my goodness - it looks so incredibly lovely! I can't wait to see how it turns out!!!

thoughtsappear said...

I like it!

KT said...

That looks like it is going to be a fantastic house when construction is finally finished!

Teacher Anonymous said...

That is so cute!

Mrs. Higrens said...

Wow! That's fantastic.

Around here it's all colonial four square and variations. Boring!

Kira @ hernewleaf said...

That is gorgeous!!

Emily Jane said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous!! So exciting :)

Julie said...

I love how modern it is!
How big is it inside?





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