Brooks Reach Building adventure

Come with us now on a tale of the mighty house building.

Timeline and photos

7.11.11 Deposit paid on land with Stocklands
7.11.11 Deposit paid with Clarendon Homes
7.12.11 Initial Tender presentation with Clarendon at Baulkham Hills
6.01.12 Contract signing and Clarendon Create apt pt.1
16.02.12 Clarendon Create apt pt.2
12.09.12 Tender expired (eeeeep)
21.11.12 Land registration
27.11.12 Rates paid and Land settlement
30.01.13 Plans lodged with CDC
7.02.13 Found out our lot IS in a BAL 12.5 zone (originally screened as a BAL Low zone)
28.02.13 CDC Docs received at Clarendon’s office. Now awaiting assessment
4.03.13 Email received from Clarendon station Tender had expired and a price increase will be issued to us via PCV. CH forcast a 28th March site start (with the Easter period taken into account).
6.03.13 CDC approval received from Clarendon with our Bank pack
7.03.13 Electrical appointment with Your Home Consulting in Oak Flats
14.03.13 Tile appointment at Dons Tiles, Narellan
15.03.13 Clarendon move our file into ‘Production’ and commence ordering supplies for our build
24.03.13 Cut/Fill of site completed
25.03.13 Piering work commenced
28.03.13 Waffle pod installed w/ steel beams
2.04.13 Slab poured [20% progress payment due]
12.04.13 Stormwater pit and external drainage installed
19.04.13 Frames delivered
22.04.13 Windows and Sliding door delivered
29.04.13 Frames/windows complete. Bricks delivered.
30.04.13 first row of bricks, pest control and Granite guard
2.05.13 On site meeting with SS: He advised handover should be in 3 months
17.05.13 Bricking completed. Scaffolding in place for fascia, gutter and eaves
1.07.13 Tiling in bathroom, ensuite, laundry and toilet starting
6.07.13 Tiling in ensuite complete

Kenthurst Floor plan - Site original Electrical Plans 18.03.13.pdf

External design sample Cut/fill Waffle pod Waffle pod

Sewer Inspection Outlet
stormwater pit
frames; blog

Back of house
sewer vent

IMG_2844 (Large)IMG_2847Back BricksPartial Bricks20130517_172225



5 responses to “Timeline and photos

  1. Nat says:

    Great blog Rubes xxx

    • Rubyam says:

      I can’t wait til we cook our first meal together in the kitchen: you can show me how to master my Bread maker and grow the most delicious herbs!!

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi! Just wondering what happened when your tender expired and then your land registered. Did you have to pay a penalty? Thanks!

    • Rubyam says:

      We sure did. i think we mentioned it in a later post … They tried to hit us with a big increase, we argued and in the end paid a few grand difference. Annoying but we didnt want to re-tender with anyone else.

  3. Renee says:

    Hi ,

    Just wondering where you guys are upto now? We’re currently building with Clarendon, construction began start of June & our site manager says we are on track & due to handover in about 10 weeks. Would love to see the rest of your journey & final thoughts.



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