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! 



  1. Hi Deene,

    We can recommend a demolisher if you like. Where abouts in Melbourne are you building?


  2. Hi, we are building in the eastern suburbs. Please let me know the details. Also how is the house going? Have you settled in? Are you able to post/send photos of the house now that it is finished?

  3. Hi Deene, we are building inner e/se Melb and our demolisher is from mt waverley or there abouts. The guy is Jim from Brechlen Demolition. He also organised and guaranteed asbestos removal included in price which is absolutely essential as m won't start on site unless totally clean of asbestos. Jim also did a few other bloggers on our recommendation and we were referred to him by a friend of ours.

    We are still a few weeks from handover and it has been a length and stressful experience so far. Rest assured there will be photos a plenty when we move in and get settled. :)

    Let us know if we can help with anything else.

  4. Hi, thanks so much for the referral. We will definitely give them a call. These blogs are so helpful. Just a bit nervous about how long this is actually going to take! Will update you on my posts! Thanks so much for following!

  5. All the best Deene, we are in the same boat building Nolan 45 in Sydney. We signed our final contract
    Last week. Hope everything goes good.

  6. Thanks Sasha..all very exciting and scary at the same time. Good luck to you too!