Share our trials and tribulations as we build our new home - a custom Dominico by Fairmont Homes NSW

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Plans Finalised

Just a quick update to let you know that we have the most gorgeous house ever!!!!
Tom, Michael and especially Daniel at Fairmont Homes have just been wonderful to deal with. Very knowledgeable, helpful and fast. Their pricing also seems fair.
We are currently due to sign the tender on 3rd September and pay for full plans to be drawn up as well as the required documentation for Developer, BASIX and Council submission. It will then also be time to approach a landscaper.
Below is the final draft of our plans:

Note: there will be a tall, fixed feature window above the bath, but exact dimensions can’t be finalised until the elevations are drafted. And we were so glad to find out that we can have the balcony extension after all. This was due to a clause in the fine print saying that the Developer Guidelines “trump” council’s.
How exciting! It’s nice to have the passion back after such a rough beginning, especially as we are about to enter a financial vacuum waiting for Mick’s unit to sell.
On the home-front, the tiling quote should be finalised this week (thank you Strata for lengthening that process) and work begin next week or the one after. Once complete, we will be putting the unit on the market (finally).
We’ve also been in contact with our future side neighbours regarding fencing. Between council regs, estate guidelines and personal budgets/taste, this should be interesting. We’ll also need to begin talks with our rear neighbours soon…Let the fun and games begin!
(I should note that it turns out that who we thought were building next door appear to have on-sold…for those who know what I’m talking about).


  1. Excellent news guys....

    The plans look great and they suit the block well...

    Let me say that the experience with Fairmont is the same that we had and now after 2 months we have slab, frame, plumbing, bricks, roof done... Fairmont are great.

    Hope the house sale goes through smooth... ours took a while to sell for the right number... but we got it done in the end.

    Let the fun begin...

  2. I'm so glad to hear that everything is still going well with Fairmont for you. I love reading your blog and seeing the awesome progress every week!

    I also hope that the unit sells quickly. Everything seems to sell fast around here so *fingers crossed* It's great that you sold your place for the right price. I guess the key is to stick to your guns and not compromise on what's a fair price.

    Thanks, as always, for your encouraging words. I must tell Tom next time we speak to him that it was your blog that inspired us to contact Fairmont.


  3. I will have some awesome pics for you on the weekend... our concrete is getting done in the house. should be good...