We received the working drawings this week, hooray!

I’d had several meetings and conversations with the designer over the past month to get them right and I’m so happy with them.


The red lines show the existing walls that are staying and the dashed line through the middle is the existing back wall of the house!

As you can see, nothing much has changed since planning drawing stage [read about the what’s & why’s of the plan HERE] but it feels good to get to this point.


The main thing that changed was the elevation and I’m especially glad we changed it to a more classic style – I LOVE it!

It’ll look something like this (but not quite as white):


The working drawings just need a few minor things changed (like doors and niches) but they’ve now been sent off to get the engineering reports including for structural steel and the timber framing design.

The engineer came and did the soil test last week in readiness for the report too.

Once these reports are back, the designer can make any required changes that they’ve specified and then I can lodge it all with the private certifier for Building Rules Consent.

Once that’s done it just goes back to the council for Development Approval and we can get cracking! (well once we have a builder lol!)

But I can now get quotes for airconditioning and flooring, roofing and windows so that’s exciting 🙂

Getting there

Tash x