Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Waiting Game...

Council received the plans on 17 May 2010 so now we play the waiting game.  Wisdom called a couple of days ago with their weekly update and advised that we have now been assigned an assessor and that once the neighbour notification expires on 3 June 2010 the plans should pretty much be approved strait away as they don't forsee any problems with Council.  Sounds good but we'll just have to wait and see if that is the case.

Till next time....

Colour Selections....

External Colours:
We had our colour selection appointment a couple of weeks ago and I'm pretty chuffed to say we were in an out of there in just over an hour!  We pretty much knew what we wanted and there were only a few things we were unsure of.  Anita from Wisdom gave some suggestions which we loved so that made it easy.

1. Bricks - Boral Horizon “Graphite”
2. Roof Tile - Bristile “Charcoal”
3. Front Columns Render & Front Doors - Bristol “Black Jack”
4. Front Middle Render & Cladding above Garage - Bristol “Mountain Shadow”
5. Gutter/Facia - Colorbond “Monument”
6. Garage - Colorbond Colour “Ironstone”
7. Down Pipes/Meterbox - Colorbond “Dune”
8. Driveway (plain with brick header) - “Bluestone”
9. Windows - Aluminium “Anodic Natural Matt”

Internal Colours:

Walls - Bristol White Smoke
Stairwell Feature Wall - Taubmans Murkey Water.

Cabinets - White ("Alabaster") Polyurethane
Benchtops - Caesarstone Ice Snow
Splashback - DecoGlaze Glass Splashback in "Phantom"


Vanities - Laminex "Burnished Wood"
Countertops - Caesarstone "Cashmere"

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our New House :-)

I won't bore everyone with the details but we decided on the Impression 38 by Wisdom Homes with the Modern Facade (as in picture at top - just different colours).

These are the plans of house below, although our house, due to the positioning of the block, will be the complete reverse.  Apart from that we didn't make any changes.  (We have gone a bit over the top with upgrades so we couldn't afford any structural changes even if we wanted to!)

Our house as it will be positioned on the block.

The Story So Far....

Finding Our Block...

We found our block late last year by chance after enquiring with an agent about some blocks we had seen in a different estate.  He told us that they were all sold but he had another block which had just come back on the market that day after the original purchasers finance fell through.

Lucky for us (but unlucky for them) we snapped it up strait away as it was a corner block we had originally wanted, a bit larger than the average size blocks around these days, in a great location and  most importantly, only about minutes drive from our sons new school.


The photo below is an aerial view from October 2009 complete with trenches and some kind of crane looking machine!

Another view of the block a couple of months later

Another aerial shot from 1 April 2010.  As you can see a lot has happened since October and even more so since this shot was taken.

And one more!  The homes behind and next door have now been bricked and tiled.


In case anyone is wondering about the aerial shots and doesn't know about this site, it's called  Much better than google earth as it seems to update every few months or so.