Ok so the house was complete by July 07, basically after the delivery they send in the joiners and they complete everything, touch up the paint, install the tiles, guttering etc. The only flooring in the chipboard flooring, as carpets and other flooring will need to wait until next March or April.
The other parts required was the plumber and sparky in (all internal wiring and plumbing is already completed – so only external plumbing required) and they were both flat chat but they could do all the work by the end of September. Also I eventually chose a Biolytix system for our waste as I am not on town sewage (but would have done something like this anyway). Not thinking of where the dispersement area should be I have it in the middle of the back half of the land, and as this is black waer I am not supposed to grow fruit there. So I have a middle section that will become native vegetation but separates the orchard from the house.
There were two issues with the builder:
- Is that they wanted me to cut into the land to make a flat base, now while this did not seem like an issue, I now have a drainage problem to deal with as when it rains all the water washes down to where the house is. I should have requested higher peers at the back of the house.
- The tank water was originally specified for the toilets, and washing machines only but they forgot to tell that part to the building plumber so all the plumbing was done together. So what my plumber and I decided to do was connect the tanks to the house (to supply all the water) and install an additional filter and get a bigger pump with a cut-over to town water switch. Really thou this has been a blessing in disguise as we have been here 3 months and only today have switched over to town water. Need bigger tanks (only have 10000 l), I will get these when I build the garage but I would have saved the small Yass dam over 20000l.