We got a letter from the council saying that we needed to clear the block because it was overgrown and was a fire hazard. Now - anyone who's been in melbourne this past few weeks knows that it's been bucketing down with rain, everything is lush & green and there's no chance of a fire. In fact - it's been hard to find a clear dry day to get down there with the lawn mower and weed whacker to clear it. I finally got everything cleared up on Tuesday, all nice and ready for the builder.
We also just got our building permits approved today. Our builder is Rustic Builders and they are going to start just as soon as they can get people on site. The real challenge right now is the xmas break and trying to find contractors to come out and start work.
Finally - we're trying to decide on what types of windows we need for the house. Should we go with Vinyl, Timber or Powder Coated Aluminium. We're leaning towards cedar, but I'm a little anxious about the amount of maintenance needed by timber windows.