Now we wait.
After the monotonous back and forth process between the builder, council, our bushfire consultant, and the Rural Bushfire Service over the past two months, it is nice to start getting into a routine and understand clearly what the process is from here.
Metricon now needs to finalise our construction drawings, based upon any requirements put forth by council. They’ll be raising a variation for the additional cost of using Merbau hardwood for the bifold doors. While I’m not thrilled about spending the extra $5,200, we at least will get the doors we originally wanted in a wood that will likely age better than the standard softwood that’s used normally. Once signed, the plans are off to the design team to finalise and get it all ready for the looming site start – within 20 working days. I find it interesting that when the timeframe relates to something on our end, it’s 20 days, but when it’s on the builders side, it’s 20 working days.
It’s during this time that our file heads across to the Metricon estimating department where all the orders for our home is placed and surveyors and excavators etc are scheduled in.
Of course, this is all dependent on the weather, so keep your fingers crossed for good weather!