Sunday, December 6, 2009

We have finished plans

Well the floor plan & elevations are done, now just waiting for engineering. Anyway here they are, FINALLY!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


We have achieved more in the last month with our draftsman than we had in the previous 13 months. I am now very pleased to say that we have a completed floor plan with elevations & roof plans, YAY!!!! Now we just have to get engineering done and she is suggesting we employ a professional landscaper at this point to help with placement of pool & pool house & garage & stairs.

So very exciting, we will actually be able to get the floor plans to our builder before we go away on holidays next week, yay!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Getting there...

Well after putting a bomb under our drafty, we have had 3 appointments in 3 weeks and we are nearly there on the floor plan, just a few minor adjustments to be done and then we need to tackle the roof line & elevations (which you would think would be pretty easy) but nothing is easy it seems. So even though I am going to be glad to be rid of her (draftsman) Brett has reminded me of that fact that despite it taking so long, it has contributed to the plans that we now have, which I have to admit that I'm very happy with, so I have to give a little it seems lol.

Anyways, hopefully all this will mean that by the time we get back from Sydney after chrissy we might have some concrete prices from our builder, yay!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Oh and also the pool builder who dumped fill on our block with the agreement that he would level it out STILL hasn't done it!!!


Well after 7 odd weeks waiting for our plans, turned up in the mail yesterday and STILL not what we discussed!!!! She can't get her head around the underground garage WTF how hard can it be!!!

Also she has added another lounge as a kids playroom so that would mean we would have 4 family/communial area's??????? Another study, (though the 2nd is a nook) so 2 or those?????? What else oh she has put another lot of linen cubboards into the front hall which share space with the entry specifically what I said I didn't want!!! Made our bedroom smaller, only about 3m deep, yeah like THAT is gunna happen, made our deck smaller, only 4m deep. Really there are STACKS of things that are just wrong!!! We wanted to hopefully start in Januray but there is just no way it's gunna happen with the amount of time it takes with her to get stuff done and then it's not what I want anyway!!! ARGGGHHH why won't she listen, I even did a copy up WITH measurements for her to copy off and it's still wrong

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Update, going slow.....

Well things are going along at snails pace ATM, very frustrating!!! We had another appointment with our drafty a couple of weeks ago with what we want and we are STILL yet to hear or get anything back from her, she is so b!oody slow.

But once we get plans back from her we will be able to get a more realistic idea on price as we will have finalised most materials, so that would be good (although scary too).

On a pain in the bum note, someone has been dumping fill on our block so I'm keeping a close eye on it in case I have to put a sign up

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Well we had a meeting with our builder last night, very productive. Looked over prelim plans and discussed materials, so many to choose from but we pretty much need to decide cause it will effect how the plans are drawn. Spoke to our draftsman this morning, we'll be having a meetup next week to hopefully finalise plans.

We have had a heap of fill put on the block but they are yet to level it out

Sunday, July 26, 2009

At the Beginning...

Ok well I guess I'll start at the beginning, our patch of dirt!! We purchased our block in Oct 2005, it's a fantastic size 1398sqm in Lighthouse Dr, Boyne Island. We're about 200m from the water and you can just see the water from a standing point on the block, so we should get a nice view from 2nd level of the house.

We have been chopping and changing and researching the house for quite a few years now, but we've pretty much finalised the house plans. We are wanting something that reminds us of a balinese style resort living.

Will have to upload some pics of the block now that it is cleared, previously a few treas ect on there but had it cleaned up at christmas.