Saturday, 21 December 2013

Building Permit is in!

On Tuesday 17th December we received notification that our building permit has been received and we have now moved on to the next stage - CONSTRUCTION.

Yes, that's right. After 10 months of waiting we are finally feeling like this is going to happen.

The email notification said that we will be allocated a new client liaison consultant who will contact us within the week of business returning to normal in the new year (06/01/2014) to notify us of our start date.

We received our final plans in the mail with the Addenda, soil report and engineering report.
It was interesting to find out this information;

Our site has been given a classification of "P" = Problem site due to poorly compacted fill.

Having a "P" classification can incur significant costs to the owner - up to $25000 over the original price of the house. This is the perfect reason to get "fixed site costs" - thankfully we did!

We also noticed today after a visit to the Estate that we have water connected on our site! Two front taps (the second being recycled water). 

An excellent way to finish off 2013 I think. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Developer Approval is in!

I received an update from our pre-start consultant on the 11th of December to advice that Developer Approval has been received from the Livingston Estate and we are good to go with now applying for the building permit. Phew!

All reports are in, final plans have been emailed to us and we are just waiting for them to arrive in the mail so that we can sign off on them.

Our consultant has estimated that next Wednesday 18th December, our file should be passed on to the construction department (later than I originally estimated months ago but at least it's happening!). Homebuyers Centre then closes for Christmas from 20th December through to 6th January and when they re-open we should expect a phone call with a start date.

Bring on 2014 and let's get slabbed!