Sunday 17 September 2017 – Insulation

We sent the Pre-Plaster report to the builder yesterday and formally requested that all defects be fixed and that we have another inspection prior to plaster being installed.  This is going to set us back, but it's more important that the house is built properly.  We've also questioned the validity of the formal frame approval…

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Saturday 9 September 2017 – Electrical rough-in

Mr W & I went to have a look at how the build was progressing today.  I didn't go to visit our build yesterday and had hoped that the brickies had finished the brickwork, but no, it was as it was on Thursday.   The electrician was there doing the rough in and he kindly…

Wednesday 6 September 2017 – Almost bricked

I didn't believe what our CSA told us about the bricklayers doing our bricks for the next 2 weeks, so I went out to our build late morning yesterday in hope of speaking with brickies.  They were there and I asked them when they expected to finish.  He said 1-2 days.  Maybe our CSA meant…

Monday 4 September 2017 – More bricking

More bricks have gone up today.  You can see what is new by the colour of the mortar. We received our Construction update this morning, the one we usually get on Thursday.  It said that bricking would continue over the next 2 weeks.  They've been at it for 4 days and it looks like they…

Friday 1 September 2017 – More brick pics

Bricking has continued over the past 2 days. So the brickies have completed the whole house (excluding garage) up to eye height.   Still haven't received frame invoice.  We were told we would receive it as soon as the frame had passed inspection.  Assuming it hasn't passed.  It was first inspected on 15 August (17…

Wednesday 30 August 2017 – Bricks!

Bricks started today!  Brick spam below.   And closer... And closer... And closer still!   And down the side has been done down to our ensuite window.     Overall, I think the brickies have done a great job.  The bricks look straight and evenly spaced.  The weather was overcast when this photo was taken.…

Tuesday 29 August 2017 – Pre-bricks

Assuming the bricklayers were there today getting ready to lay bricks tomorrow.   As you can see there aren't any temporary downpipes.  Our SS told me that they don't do it.  Both our Plans and the Building Permit stipulate that we need to have them, so we emailed our SS, CSA and the Ops Manager…