Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

Fencing

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08-04-15 fencing

Straight after Easter our site fencing has been erected and the site scrape completed.

We have also been assigned a Site Supervisor, so it looks like all systems are go.

Meanwhile we have organised for an Independent Building Inspector to oversee our build. We have gone for Houspect

http://www.houspect.com.au/

who offer inspections at four key stages:

  1. Slab
  2. Wall & roof framing complete
  3. Pre-lining/ brickwork complete & roof on
  4. Pre-handover (practical completion)

 

Hopefully this is just belt and braces but it is worth it to give us peace of mind.

Seeing the site fencing turns my mind to starting to sort out our boundary fencing. In Australia, by law, the cost of building a fence where there isn’t one is normally shared equally between neighbours. However this changes if you want something that is more than just what is ‘sufficient’.

In our case the choice of fence is already decided as our developer stipulated it in a building covenant, a pine lapped and capped fence contained by a galvanized metal frame in Woodland Grey.

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Due to the slope of our land we require a retaining wall as well. So next stop is to contact our neighbours about the fencing and see if they require a retaining wall and if so what type we would both like. This involves an application to our local council for a request for Neighbour Information and a small fee, $14. Then get the agreement in writing and organize three quotes for the work.

Luckily the rear fence which is against an older existing large property is already in place as our Developer put it as part of the development. One down, two to go 🙂

 

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Author: lunar62

Having lived here as a child in the 60's I fell in love with Australia and always hoped to one day be able to visit again. So when the opportunity came to move here with my husband's job we decided nothing ventured nothing gained and decided to go for it even though it was hard to leave our family and friends behind in the UK. So now we're here lock, stock and barrel, children and pets too and embarking on building a new home.

4 thoughts on “Fencing

  1. Brick on the slab pour! Are you planning a slab party?

    • Hopefully not long now until we have a slab.
      Don’t know about a slab party but I think I could manage to ‘wet the baby’s head’ with some good Aussie bubbles 🙂

  2. Sounds like all systems go! Hopefully slab won’t be too far away. Good luck with the fence, I’m a bit surprised the retaining hasn’t been decided by the developer as well.

    • Thanks trixee! I was surprised he didn’t state what should be used too. Needless to say I like the more expensive options but hopefully our neighbours will too 🙂

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