Well we’ve had our Monopoly moment of ‘Do not pass Go, do not collect $200’ and it has sent us all the way back to Drafting.
[my father’s 1935 Monopoly set – still going strong 🙂 ]
Once our land was registered and surveyed at the beginning of October our plans were updated. This highlighted the fact our land sloped more than we realised which meant additional costs to cope with it.
Our choices were a drop edged beam or a split level house. We’ve gone for the more expensive option of the split level which we feel gives us the best solution inside with raised ceilings and the best outside with a more useable garden.
So we were almost at CDC but now we’re back to Drafting to redraw the plans 😦
We have also taken the opportunity to take some of the icing off the cake to help offset the additional costs. So goodbye designer staircase, Home Theatre exterior sliding doors and fancy windows … It will still be lovely the only downside is being sent back to the Estimating department 😦 However our new plans should be ready by the end of this week.
Meanwhile we have been back looking at our electrical plans since we need to make changes due to the split level design. This Clipsal appointment will invoke a $250 fee for any changes to the agreed plan after it has been signed off. We were seriously tight on time in our initial Clipsal meeting so this will be a good opportunity to really ensure that we have covered everything and got it right.
The key area we need to redo centres on media distribution in the house. Hubby spent the weekend researching what we would need which is easier said than done. He didn’t quite give me a power point presentation but I do have a nice diagram and new vocabulary. It’s not quite enough to say you want NBN and Foxtel at your Clipsal meeting you need to be able to make it all mesh as well.
So now I have all the terminology buzzing round my head: Cat6 cabling, data points, 8 port switch, patch panel, Starserve enclosure, twin co-ax …
The only thing I’m sure of is our garage wall is going to resemble the flight deck of the USS Enterprise by the time it is all hooked up! 🙂
I shall post his excellent plan once we have had our Clipsal appointment in case it needs a little tweaking.
Hopefully my next post will be our updated CDC plans …..