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A long time between posts

So it’s been a long time between posts, and we are not much further along, but have changed direction (again!).  We have ditched the builder we were talking to last year and went back to Harkaway Homes.  We had our third visit today and paid our deposit.  We have chosen the Brighton, which is also their smaller display home, narrowed a bit to fit on our block and keep the driveway down the side.  We are looking for a builder to take on the build for us rather than doing it as owner builders, but can’t do much more than gauge their interest until we have our final plans. We should have the preliminary designs in 2 to 3 weeks and then we can submit those for planning approval.  In the meantime we need to find an engineer to design our sub floor.  Harkaway can’t do it because we have a “P” class soil rating.  We also need to find a private certifier. It was fun today choosing our windows, doors, exterior cladding, style, etc.  Although I really couldn’t tell the difference between the two types of cladding! I’ll post again soon with more details.