January 2019

  • Settlement on Block of Land
  • House Design Selected, Sited on Block and Preliminary Tender signed
  • Visits to Design Studio to begin selecting lighting/fixtures/styles/tiles

February 2019

  • Colour Selections Day and Plan Meeting
  • Electrical Plan
  • Illegal dumping of excess turf on block

March 2019

  • Finalisation of Preliminary Plans
  • Changes to Doors and Locks in Laundry, Plasterboard cut out in Study
  • Deletion of separate Tower unit in Kitchen
  • Extension of Kitchen bench and Upgrade of Ceasarstone benchtops
  • Microwave space in Kitchen island bench and Pot Drawers Added
  • Cavity slider moved in Bathroom
  • Pendant light added to Lounge
  • Addition of extending laundry tap
  • Colour Presentation by Dulux

April 2019

  • Construction Plans, Specifications and HIA Contract signed
  • Submitted to Developer Certifiers for Covenant approval
  • Submitted to Council for Approval
  • Shopping for Furniture
  • Neighbours house begins construction

May 2019

  • Contract Variation due to Balustrade Aqua Vista Glass (Subcontractor) pulling out of Contract Quote
  • Contract Variation Signed off 9th May – To conform to Adjusted Steel Design, Builder supplied Balustrade and Covenant Fencing Requirements (150 x150 posts)
  • May 9th – Site Scrape and Level to Block and damage to Fence noted
  • May 30th – Concrete Slab laid

June 2019

  • June 6th – Timber and waterproof shield laid
  • June 14th – First floor timber frame erected
  • June 20th – Upper floor timber frame and Roof trusses installed
  • June 27th – Upper floor Roof and Plumbing installed

July 2019

  • July 12th – Installation of Windows and external doors, gas lines and plumbing
  • July 21st – More wiring and plumbing services,waste and air con rough-ins
  • July 28th – Insulation, Cornerless window, Cavity sliders in WIL installed, more pallets of bricks and plasterboard arrive
  • July 31st – Plasterboard walls internally is complete and Bricks are ready to lay

August 2019

  • August 3rd – Bricks to lower level and Cornice installed
  • August 10th – Brick Window Sills complete and piers are half complete. Scaffolding erected for external cladding and cedar ceiling arrived on site.
  • August 19th – Waterproofing wet areas and cabinetry installed to kitchen/bath/laundry. Bricks to lower storey completed except for top of front piers. Cladding and cedar roof installation in progress.
  • August 21st – Walk through with Site Supervisor. Cedar installation incorrect. Profile facing inwards not outwards. Skirting and Architraves in progress.
  • August 27th – Upstairs cladding completed and painted. Piers completed. Flashing done on roofing. Preparation of Tiling and awaiting delivery of stone benches. Requested Cedar Sales installation to be reinstalled correctly. Site location for shed and Clothes line confirmed. Landscape design provided by Ted Maguire of Camouflage Landscape Designs.
  • August 30th – Benchtops installed to cabinets.Tiling to wet areas, floors and splashbacks complete. Balcony in progress of tiling. Garage door installed but not wired up. Locks fitted. One incorrect! House is now Locked up. Most furniture purchased, some waiting for delivery.

September 2019

  • September 2nd – Lamps and Kitchen items Purchased. Prep for rendering around front windows completed.
  • September 9th – Request to change Powder room cabinet to Vanity cupboard as per plan. Advice that painter will commence and take 10 days. The cedar ceiling and front panel will be replaced. The incorrect lock on internal hall is only temporary. Tiling is complete. Question re tiling taken to edge in powder room and bathroom. Rendering to take place this week.
  • September 19th – Rendering complete and Painting in Progress Paths around house completed.
  • September 25th – Plumbing fittings installed in all bathrooms; Electrician on site fitting fans and lights. Pendant lights installed over island bench and in lounge. Powder room cabinet removed and replaced.
  • September 27th – Shelving completed in Wardrobes and Walk ins. Sudden realization that bedside cabinets are too wide.

October 2019 – Practical Completion

  • October 5th – All cupboard shelving and internal caulking complete
  • October 9th – Carpet laid and First clean
  • October 10th – Question mark re NBN lead in from kerb?
  • October 11th – Cedar Sales installed; Mirror and Shower Screens installed; A/C in place. Yard scraped and QA completed. Rendering and soffit patched.
  • October 21st – Practical completion Day NBN box installed.
  • October 20th – Landscaping retaining wall proposed
  • October 21st – QA check
  • October 23rd – Letterbox and Clothes line installed
  • October 30th – Fencing, turf and landscaping completed


  • November 4 – Proposed handover Day deferred
  • November 6 – Tiling missed in Ensuite completed
  • November 6 – Letterbox painted, lock installed on internal door
  • November 6 – Aggregate defect rectified
  • November 7 – HANDOVER DAY!