Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Contracts are signed! Council Approval here we come!

What a grueling day today was! We had appointments booked with the Builder from 9AM - 5PM and I certainly was wondering it could go for so long. Well we certainly found out why! They did cover practically everything today, the first half was going over the final plans and contracts and ensuring there was no mistakes which there were plenty of but luckily they could be fixed on the spot with little drama.

The second half of the day was the Colour Appointment. Plantation have a great showroom and as they use alot of local suppliers we had previously already visited alot of their showrooms as well to find out what we wanted - AND learn just how expensive things are going through Plantation :( Some things were literally an 80% markup on their retail price. Whoever says builders make only 5% on a house is wrong!!!

Anyhow as we had a pretty good idea of the colours and upgrades we wanted (yes - anything decent or modern is an upgrade lol - especially any decent tiles) it only took a few hours. The Colour Consultant was very patient and was a big help in deciding between the last few selections we wanted. All in all a great experience, just glad it's over!

Apparently now we have our electrical appointment within the next two weeks or so, and being in IT I have a LOT of things I want to add. I think this is the part I'm most looking forward to as we get to make our house "cool" now hehe.

The realisation is starting to set in that we are nearing the final stages before we simply wait for construction to start - the next big things are organising all the retaining walls and electricals, oh and of course getting the OK from Council :)

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