Friday, February 27, 2009

Twenty working days until lift off!

After many phones calls, our 20 days started from Wednesday...........

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Still waiting....

We have signed the contracts and all the mortgage things and now we are still waiting for the Commonwealth Bank to send the confirmation letter to Allworth... Have been onto the bank a few times now and hopefully they are going to email it tomorrow....As soon as they receive the confirmation Allworth have 20 working days to start work on the block..or so they say.....

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Our Block!

Contracts are signed!

It has been over 3 weeks since our plans came out of council and we have only today signed our contract! I think that the council being so quick surprised Allworth!
Anyway, the contract is now signed and in the express post as I write. The bank should have everything ready to sign tomorrow and so it should be all systems go soon!

Plans out of Council!

Well done Singleton Council!

Our plans went in on the 19th Dec and came out on the 9th January! We are very impressed!

Update since our last entry:

We had our colours appointment - it was a very long, stressful time - nearly 3 full hours - and the strange thing was we had chosen everything before we went in! We really thought we would be in and out.....
The lady tried to be as helpful as she could but everything was so the paint colour for our house was chosen out of the Wattyl exterior paint chart flyer but we could not chose paint for our downpipes from that chart. It had to be from another chart....

Our colours lady had very little colours experience....anyway, we got through it eventually and were so pleased we had really planned what we wanted before we went in otherwise it would have been a nightmare!

On the day of our colours appointment we went to the Laminex centre in Erina and chose the glass doors for our kitchen cupboards (which we plan to install after the build) and also the laminex splashback we are going to have. I was really impressed with the girls at the centre and they were super helpful!

The colours for the house are as follows:
Outside bricks Gran Sorrento Finish - Cajun Brown
Monier Horizion Tiles - Mochachoc
Gutters - Jasper
Downpipes - paperbark
Garage - Jasper
Front door - Jasper

Walls - Wattyl Winter Sky
Skirting and doors - Wattyl Portico (gloss)
Ceiling - ceiling white
Bathrooms - Wattyl Purest White

Kitchen -
Laminex cupboards - Polar white
Laminex cupboards - fineline - aliminium frosted glass
benchtop - caesar stone ice snow
splashbash - laminex zinc

flooring - spotted gum (timber impressions)