Monday 31 July 2017 – Frames

It appears that the storm didn't cause too much damage.  A few things needed to be replaced, but they got on with it and they worked like horses today.  I can't believe how much they got done today.   I'm amazed!   The roof trusses have been delivered and it looks like all the frames…

Saturday 29 July 2017 – I could cry!

The big bad wolf came to town. And he huffed. And he puffed. And he blew my house down!   The wind is cyclonic and it had a party at our house.  Half the temp fencing is down, and not one wall is left standing.  They almost need to start again, and will need to…

Friday 28 July 2017 – Framing

Not much happened this week, just letting the slab cure.   Timber for the frame was delivered yesterday and they started the framing today with completion due late next week.     They will then send us another invoice for payment, and we haven't even paid the last one.  Stupid bank won't release funds until…

Sunday 23 July 2017 – Our slab

Family day out yesterday was to look at our slab.  Now that the slab is done we can get a real feel for the size of the backyard, which is just about perfect.  I should've taken some photos, maybe next time.   They have tidied up the site and levelled out some dirt.  The below…

Monday 17 July 2017 – Slab day

We've been slabbed!  It looks amazing.  And big!   The defects were fixed up and the concretors were there all day building our floor.  The slab is really thick, thank goodness, as we were both starting to worry that the house will be in a hole - the cut looked really deep.  The back of…

Friday 14 July 2017 – Pre Pour Inspection

We had Darbecca do our Pre Pour Inspection today.   There are 11 defects, and if we didn't have an inspector, they would possibly be overlooked.   The defects are: 1. The earthing facility installed to the dwellings slab steel as required in AS 3000 has not been installed. This dwelling has formed shower bases…

Thursday 13 July 2017

We are away for a few days but stopped by this morning on our way out and found that the reinforcement and stuff for the slab prep had been delivered.  We also received an email today saying that the pour would be early next week and the frame will commence at the end of the…

Monday 10 July 2017 – Drainage

We have pipes!  Drainage works started today, and more work for slab prep will continue this week in preparation for SLAB POUR on Tuesday 18 July.   I went late in the day and the light was fading, but you can't miss those pipes!   And to the left of the second picture, you can…

Tuesday 4 July 2017 – Take Two!

Something happened today! After 7 long, stupid, weeks, we have the beginnings of a freestanding meter box. The line for the internal fuse box (sub board)...     And the external freestanding meter box...   I kinda expected an actual meter box and something that the other tradies could plug their power tools in to.…