One of the reasons we pursued being an owner builder is not just for self fulfilment but to save money while producing a better quality build at the same time. Now that's all in theory as we have yet to get underway but initial figures put us at least 100k under our average quote from … Continue reading Saving a dollar. Or two.
Sometimes I wonder why things are so difficult for this particular Council. We have had so much frustration over getting our DA approved that is has somewhat killed the experience and the 'joy' building your own home is meant to bring. After the consistent, ongoing issues as posted up previously - we had finally got … Continue reading Ready, Set…Go!
Since April 2016, we have had the absolute pleasure (sarcasm!) of dealing with our local council. Before we bought our block of land, we had heard many rumours that this council in particular where difficult to deal with. Although this didn't faze us too much, we ONLY had to lodge a section 96a - Modification of Original … Continue reading “We can sue you”
It felt like yesterday that my partner and I bought our first home in South Western Sydney. At the time I was 22 and my partner was only 19, it was a daunting feeling but we were determined to make things work. Being an apprentice plumber and my partner working 2 jobs, things were undoubtedly … Continue reading From the Beginning.