The word ‘final’ gets used a lot when preparing to build a house.
This is the final draft of plans.
This is the final variation.
This is the final decision on paint colours.
While you continue to tell yourself that you’re finished ‘tweaking’ the design and the last round of documents signed are indeed the final documents there’s always some more ‘final steps’ to be carried out the following week. Well, apparently this week we’ve reached the final steps in client approval. We signed all of the construction documentation so that it can be submitted to council and subject to approval, these documents will be used by the various tradies involved to build our new home.
Next steps are as follows:
- Plan submitted to council for building permit approval (estimated 2 weeks)
- Builder starts onsite (after council approval is given the builder will be onsite within 14 working days – 3 weeks)
- Level the site
- Start preparing for slab foundations
With August now flying past it’s looking more like an September start.
Latest odds for construction start
Further changes in the betting this week.
- August Start: 50-1
- September Start: 2-1 fav
- October Start: 50-1
Sorry for the punters who loaded up on the August start. You should have made a bet when I was offering 150-1 for September. As I’ve said before, everything takes longer than expected…