Saturday, 21 April 2012

Ponds review!!

Great news this week we have had plans approved by the ponds review panel!!!!! We r going to council now and hopefully only three weeks for this. Aiming for slab down by end of May!!!!! We took a drive around our area of The's amazing how quickly everything is coming along!!!! Going for our kitchen and electrical appointments next week!!!!

Saturday, 24 March 2012


Having problems with the block width and the sewer!!!!!!! Murphy's Law I guess!!!!!!!!!!'m

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Colour Selection

Chose our colours yesterday...finally feels like things are moving!!! Pics of samples to follow!!!

Brick: Gravel
Windows: Ultra black
Gutter/down pipes: monument (black)
Garage door/axon sheet: Dune
Concrete driveway: blue steel

Cupboards: black
Caesar stone: white shimmer
Splash back: deep red colour

Vanity : burnished wood
Caesar stone: white shimmer

Indoor paint: Martini

Friday, 2 March 2012

Bank approval!!!!!!

Bank finally approved loan (but more mortgage insurance than we thought!!!!!) Paid deposit to Wisdom and have a consultant.... Doing colour selection and landscape plans next at least things have started moving!!!! Find out soon if we have to build over sewer or can move the house.. Will save money if we can avoid!!!!

Friday, 24 February 2012


Well still no word from the bank!!!!!!!!! very frustrating enough said!!!!

Saturday, 18 February 2012


Went to the pool and spa expo yesterday and have totally changed our pool!!! Going with a fiberglass pool now!! Not as much trouble to put one in as we were told!!!! Will be cheaper too more importantly!!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Contracts signed!!!

Well signed our contracts at Homeworld yesterday with Colt!!! Need to get our pool contract to bank and all will be finalized!!!! Going to pool/spa show tomorrow to see if we can find a better deal!! Getting close to choosing all our colours, tiles etc then it's my turn to take over!!!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Signing contracts!!!

Hopefully signing contracts on Thursday, then bank can approve loan and we will be starting!! Getting sooooo excited!!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Bank approval!!!!

The bank has valued house at what we wanted!!! We can have the pool!! Just trying to get the landscaping included now....should be finally approved by Tuesday and then sign contracts on Wednesday/Thursday!!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

De lorenzo!!!

Spent 1.5 hours looking at tiles today!!!!!! Decided on ensuite (black and white), main bathroom (coffee brown floor, shiny goldy/creamy marble pattern hard to describe) and floor shiny white pattern tile (not porcelain can't afford them!!!!!:( ) All within standard selection and sizes so no extra money!

Had a headache afterwards so much to choose!!!! At least we didn't fight over our choices!!!

Still waiting for bank to give us final approval!!!!!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Final plans ready!!!!

Final plans are finished!!! Waiting for final costings, then we sign the contract, get the final bank approval and it's off to council for approval!!!!
We are going to be looking at brick colours on Saturday found about 6 houses to look at in the Maitland area....hopefully find something we like in the inclusive range so we don't have to pay extra!!!!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Building at The Ponds Paperbark- an update!

Well we brought our land in September last year at The Ponds-Paperbark. Ian lined up for two days so we were sure to get our block of land.
We decided on the Impression 38 from Wisdom with a few changes mainly being extra 1 metre added upstairs, making the study/media room into a ''Granny flat" for my mum and completely redesigning the laundry so a third toilet could be made. All up we have 6 bedrooms, have an extra two people moving in!!
We are up to the final plans stage and hope to sign the contract in January. Then the fun begins.
Trying to decide on colours is soooooo much fun!!! Going for a black and red kitchen, black and white ensuite bathroom so far!