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

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Inching Closer...

Our site has been cleared of all the plants that were in the way. When we next visit the block in daylight I will take some photos to upload.

The dramas however just keep on coming.  Our neighbours on one side are recently emigrated from Iran and are having trouble understanding that our boundary fence may not physically come all the way to the footpath but that they should ‘imagine’ it does. This has resulted in them yelling at our landscaper to remove our trees (our beautiful Manchurian Pears!) because, to them, he is "Council" and should do it?? Anyway, long story short they then left the remains of one of their trees on our block out of protest that we (or council in their minds) won’t cut down our trees. They also keep leaving their bins on our property, so we have requested that our builder move our temporary fence so that it sits exactly on our boundary line (we had not previously sat it there out of respect for the garden). Joy.

On the paperwork-front, we are still waiting on sign-off of the final variations and plans (should happen Tuesday) so that the Bank paperwork can be finalised and the site scrape can happen (though, due to rain and the back-log it causes, that won’t be for a couple of weeks). We’re also choosing the locations of our air-con outlets and zones this weekend.

To end on a positive note, here are some photos of the Display Home staircase to better help visualise what ours will look like. We will have the open section at the bottom, carpet, stainless steel balustrading and the bull-nose first step like they do, but our first step and hand-rails will be timber and the carpet a different colour:

I hope the rain stays away so our site scrape can happen soon and so I can get out on my motorbike this weekend (pictured from the master bedroom of the Display Home below):

Happy long weekend everyone!


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