I have just said goodbye to our designer, Robert, who today brought along with him a draftsperson and construction manager. Things are really happening! They were here to check measurements, levels, take photos and have a look around. Next steps will be for the technical drawings to be done and apparently an engineer will be over in the next week to do soil testing.
This has been so long in the planning for us, living in the house for over six years, with the last two with two small children and everything that goes with them. The good thing about this is we really know what we want and what we need. We have also had the opportunity to watch and learn from friends renovations.
If you can, I would highly recommend living in a house for a least a year, seeing what it is like in every season before doing major work.
Just an aside - it was fun watching my almost two year old and four year old following the site manager outside and watch what he was doing. We plan on living in the house while the build is going on and I am sure the kids will want to follow builders around and be involved - should be interesting to say the least!