Finished or just starting? It's an interesting conumdrum. It's felt like a journey getting to the point of having FINAL APPROVED PLANS!
It's been an busy10 days in our household, aside from hosting the flu from hell and dealing with possible a possible job redundancy (avoided..phew!) we've been focused on a paper trail to get those approved plans in our hot little hands.
Our aim has been for the work to start no later than the end of September and there has been a myriad of hurdles to jump before going hat in hand to the bank for final approval of funds, who then take up to 4 weeks us the nod and provide the builder with a "notice to proceed."
We used Les Kirby at Catalyst Building Approvals , he informed us that before he would provide building approval we needed to
But to get these documents we needed a signed builders contract (which we didn't realise, we thought you could get the approval and then shop around with builders - apparently not) . So we finally made the decision confirmed with Ross Stone, Prestige Building Group and signed a contract.
Then it was back to the bank with all of the documentation above, plus plenty more to get the final funds.
This all took place about 10 days ago and life has been chaotic since then. I'm writing this on the couch in the middle of absolute chaos - packing boxes, a temporary kitchen half set up in the bathroom and a huge day of sorting things out tomorrow before our kitchen is removed on Monday!!