Build timeline

A step-by-step record of each stage involved in building our London24,¬† from securing land to moving in! Land procurement and home selection timeline: May 2015: Pay initial deposit to secure land. Jan 2016: Pay initial deposit Porter Davis for the London 24. Mar 2016: Land titled and settled. 17 Mar 2016: Porter Davis World of… Continue reading Build timeline

Week 6: 24 to 30 July 2016

Here come the bricks! A busy week, pretty ordinary weather and the expectation that there wouldn’t be much action on our build, meant that I managed to stay away from our new-home site all week. Having missed our Site Supervisor’s call on Friday evening, I was eager to go and take a peak on Saturday… Continue reading Week 6: 24 to 30 July 2016

Pokemon hunting and more – a most productive Saturday

Thank you Nintendo! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Nintendo for creating Pokemon Go, and for making the most boring of tasks to a 9-year-old (browsing for homewares and furnishings for our new house) at least bearable! Armed with the game in hand, we set out on Saturday morning with a list of places… Continue reading Pokemon hunting and more – a most productive Saturday

Week 5: 18 to 23 July 2015

And we have a roof! This week started out positively with a call to our site supervisor on Monday morning to set up a walk through frame inspection for Wednesday morning. The appointment on Wednesday went really well. Our Site Supervisor was really knowledgeable, thorough and¬† seemed to care genuinely about delivering a quality result… Continue reading Week 5: 18 to 23 July 2015

Flooring dilemma solved!!

Today we had a breakthrough regarding our flooring. While I was really happy with the oak tones of the two laminate flooring choices we had narrowed it down to (Godfrey Hirst Belle in Summit Oak Natural and Quickstep Eligna Wide in Reclaimed Chestnut Natural), hubby and I really wanted something with more of a rustic… Continue reading Flooring dilemma solved!!

Week 4 – 11 to 15 July 2016

A week of progress and more progress! It is a well-known fact that the start of a build moves a lot quicker (or at least seems to move a lot quicker) than the later stages after lock-up when the changes and improvements are not so noticeable. But even so, this week things have certainly moved… Continue reading Week 4 – 11 to 15 July 2016

Week 3 -4 to 8 July 2016

The slab has arrived! This week started a little disappointingly¬† with the promised slab pour set for Monday delayed due to rain. Interestingly, Monday was a gorgeously sunny day and our neighbour’s slab pour went ahead, but PD delayed ours, presumably because of the wet weather forecast for the rest of the week. We had… Continue reading Week 3 -4 to 8 July 2016