Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Making the Move

I love to be organised!

Know what's going on and when things are going to happen.  Waiting is not one of my favourite things!

So the past month (since signing with Metricon) has been a waiting game and I have hated it!

Now we are on the move...well be it a small move we now have our Electrical appointment and "Colours" appointment in place so I think now things are starting to happen!

We are still waiting for an appointment for our preliminary plans but I am sure that isn't far away.

As you may be aware we are knocking down our home to make way for our new family home!  So where to live was our next big dilemma!

After doing our sums and realising that renting was going to cost us a small fortune (money better spent on our house), we decided to move in with family! Whether it is a good or bad decision will be determined when we live there...but for now we took the financial viewpoint of "saving money" so we will have to live with it!  In fact I think I could probably start a new blog just on that!

Would love to hear from people who have moved in with family during their renovations or knockdowns.  Any advice will surely help!

So now we have a house full of boxes and have started to pack a few things away so we can move over a longer period of time rather than being rushed out of the house!

By the way does anyone have any experience on selling second hand building materials? We are interested in selling what we think are valuable internal building items such as the kitchen, hardwood floors, hardwood doors etc?  Any contacts would help!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Whittaker

Since my last post there really isn't much to report on...only that we received a letter in the mail from Metricon saying that they have our site testing results!  Fingers crossed all goes well there!

Having said that I wanted to post a picture of the Metricon house we have decided to build.  Based on the image above our facade will change slightly! Not so much rendering and more brick work! But other than that we caved in and realised that the Nuvo facade (the pic above) was the best looking of the bunch that we had to choose from - and also one of the most expensive!

Below is a link to the actual floor plan of the 45sq design that we have chosen.


As many others have done we went to all the display villages and in the end we went with a design that isn't even in a display village at the moment!! All those 2hr car trips with 3 kids! Fun Fun Fun!

I hope to post many of our experiences as we take on this new adventure of building our family home...and also hope to gain some wisdom from many other Metricon home bloggers!  



Sunday, 22 July 2012

Signing Our Lives Away

So I am beginning this blog as we embark on a new adventure!  Yes we have signed and are going ahead with knocking down our old family home to build a new home. The Whittaker 45 by Metricon.

After years of saying we are going to build we have put pen to paper and it is actually going to happen.  Since signing both my husband and I have started to realise what that actually means.  Not only are our dreams coming true but we have to KNOCK DOWN our house!  

So much to do in so little time.  You see we signed at the end of June 2012, which means we have 180 days (according to Metricon) to start building. So we have to not only knock down our house but we also have to relocate!  Three kids and a lot of stuff!

At the moment it is all about waiting for the official plans to come through and finding out what the site costs will actually be. So all our fingers are crossed and we hope to have costs and plans in the next few weeks.

In the meantime we need to organise where we are going to live, how we are going to move and when.  Not to mention who is going to knock down this house!