Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Are we there yet?

URGH!!! Are we there yet? 

Still waiting for the final ok from the bank. Our bank has said it all looks fine and they've sent it to the head office in Sydney for the final assessment/approval.

On a plus side we have sent the requested contract amendments to the builder and should have the contracts amended and ready to sign ASAP. Then it's building permit application time. 

We have been told that we will have action on site within one week of the permit being approved. I don't know how realistic that timeframe is!?

Friday, January 18, 2013

The longest wait...ever.

We finally met with the builder yesterday and he handed to us our building contract and specifications. We were waiting (not so patiently) on this document as the bank needs to review it so they can value the build for finance purposes.

Soooo.... A copy of the contract was express posted to the bank today and we have been told that the approval process will take 2 weeks. Hmmm.... It's been 8hrs since I posted the documents and the thought of another 328hrs until approval makes me want to scream!

The builder is of the opinion that we will have a site start date late February or early March, meaning we should be in by Christmas if the build runs on schedule....

Fingers and toes crossed!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My dream splashback

After such a long period of wanting a glass kitchen splashback I came across this tile and fell in love. I couldn't find it anywhere.... Until today! The good news is I found it. The bad news... It's expensive. I found it through a large well known tile supplier for, wait for it, $253.40 PER TILE!!! Ummm.... There is NO WAY I'm paying that much. Using my handy sleuthing skills I have found it through another supplier for MUCH cheaper. They're huge tiles 305mm x 915mm so approx 3 tiles per square metre.

Our builder provides glass splashback as standard so I will get a credit for the splashback which should cover the tiles. Yay!

This picture doesn't do the tile any justice. It is stunning in real life. Gorgeous pearly shimmer to it.

Lesson learnt this week: shop around :)