I’ve moved on from glossy magazines and Pinterest for a little while. I’m trying to get educated on matters of home building. There are two main incentives – getting the most out of our block and canal view in terms of house design and avoiding being ripped off at a later date because we forgot to include something in the original building contract.
This week I’ve read:
- Town planning policy.
- City of Mandurah Orders and Requisitions Planning Services.
- House plan details, again and again and again.
- Forum posts by fellow homebuilders on forum.homeone.com.au including an excellent multipage list of “Things you forgot”.
You can now quiz me on “set backs” (not a problem causing delay), 28 courses (alas, no food involved) and footing details (dance experience not required ).
Are there any other thrilling reads that I should be studying?
On a slightly more interesting note, I’ve spent a lot this week with a tape measure in my hand. I have concluded that 29 courses in the bedroom is not really high enough to accommodate a ceiling fan, my current kitchen is about the same size as our proposed scullery in the new house (!!!) and the 1st Little Pig (see Characters) has grown 3 cm in 3 months.