FINALLY – we have approval from council!!! So the latest delay has finally been sorted, with approval for our setback being granted on Friday (19th of June 2015). I don’t think our neighbour signed, so council made the decision. Yeah!!!
Hopefully this is the last hurdle, and now we can actually start building the beautiful Airlie 38. I’m really trying not to get over excited for fear of further delays or disappointment. Let’s face it – it has happened far too many times on this building journey!!! We had to sort out some tile issues with Boutique and re-sign some forms that have gone missing, so with any luck our file will move to the construction department on the 1st July. I believe we will then be assigned another person to assist us with the construction phase, where we will be given a start date!!! I’m still so disheartened that it’s hard to believe anything will actually happen, but then I catch myself daydreaming about my kitchen, and decorating the kids bedrooms!!!
So still no idea on a start date…
Tile problem: Boutique now do a hob on showers – which is essentially a little step into the shower. So of course my beautiful tiles I choose for the master ensuite will look terrible going over a hob, and then the cut lines pushing the water to the drain. So I have decided to just use plain charcoal tiles on the hob and the base of the shower. The patterned tile will remain on the floor of the rest of the bathroom.
I still love these tiles even though we chose them 12 months ago… Hopefully I still love them by the time the house actually gets built. (and everything else we picked!!!)
For those of you that have built with Boutique – how long did it take to get to site from the date your file was moved to construction?