Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Planning is through!!

Well we got approval for planning - although can't wait to see it in writing as they told me over the phone yesterday. The next step is Formal Building approval which should be through in 10 working days if all is ok (which we are really hoping).

Which means - wait for it - the house could arrive in 3 weeks!! I say 'could'  because our experience with Council shows that anything can hold this process up.
So perhaps the week of the  1st of March.

Now I am getting a lot of visits everyday, so I thought I'd throw it out to you.
Anything you want to know about the process of moving an old home?
About the house specifically?
Would love to here from everyone! No more lurking introduce yourselves :)

Now here are the pics of the rooms that have had Asbestos removed and disposed of.
Front wall on the left as you view the house has been removed.

This is the inside view of that wall. Plus the lino in this room is the worst type of asbestos so it has also been removed.

Same room.

Falso ceiling in laundry/bathroom space and walls have been taken out.

Kitchen completely gone!

Again the lino down the hallway is the severe type of asbestos so it has gone as well.

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to say 'Hi'!


  1. Wow, excellent news. Lets the games begin! ;-)

  2. wow I didn't know that about lino and asbestos. Yikes kitchen gone, what about the sink! You'll need that in the yard! Very exciting for you now, hope the council don't let you down.

  3. Hi,

    I have just stumbled over your blog and have loved reading it. My husband and I have just started to toy with the idea of buying a removal house and moving it to Sandgate, near Brisbane.

    Would it be possible to get an idea of the final costs of your project? And the requirements of council, and the time frames it took for approval, etc? We're looking at doing a lot of the work ourselves but would still like to move in asap after the house is relocated. And... was it all worth it???!!!

    Your blog has already been a wealth of information... might head off and keep reading...