Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2nd Floor Frame Up

We went out to the block again this afternoon as the DW was unable to be there yesterday to see the lower floor - so you can guess our surprise when we saw this...

Stair Window Frame

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Frame Going Up!! - Updated PIC Fest!

Received an sms from a good friend who has been nice enough to do regular drive bys for us (as he lives not far from our future house) saying that not only has our frame been delivered but it is in fact going up!!! By the looks of things most of the lower floor has been completed when he drove past around 11am so hopefully lots will be done by the time we can get out there....I am going to try and finish work early today to get out there and take a few shots if possible otherwise it will be tomorrow night in the dark....

As promised here are some pics of the frame

Future Entry

Kitchen Side


Lounge room
Our New Tap :)


Internal Kitchen Shot

Thursday, September 24, 2009

SLAB is down!!

Just got a call from a mate of mine who did a drive by saying that they were just finishing off pouring our slab!! We also got our sign and silt fence...

S managed to stop by after work and took a few photos....

Bring on the frame and brickwork!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Piers Done!

On Friday I got two calls in the space of 5 minutes, 1st was from our SS saying that he was at our block and that our piers had been done! But to top that off he said that the plumbing and waffles were due Mon and Tues for the slab to be poured on Wednesday!!!!! About 5 secs after hanging up from our SS the phone rang again - this time from Di Lorenzo saying it was time for us to make an appointment to do our tile selections!

Talk about a great way to finish the week! Hopefully everything goes to plan next week and we get to have our slab on Wednesday.

Managed to get out to the block today and took a few pics - appears the electrician was there this morning as the main conduit had been run.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Site Start!

Well we finally have a start! Our site was done last Friday and hopefully they can progress as much as possible before the end of the year.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I went out to our block to check out the work that was supposed to be done today and when I get there.....nothing. No a single bit of dirt moved....Next door seemed to be moving along as there was a little excavator there doing all the work for the plumbing etc....

So I give B at Wisdom a call and tell her that I am sitting out the front of our block and that nothing has happened - she puts me on hold and contacts the construction crew who inform her that due to all the rain last night they were unable to work today.....I pause for a moment, look at the land which is bone dry and say "what rain?" I later confirmed via the BOM website that the local measuring station (which btw is accross the road from our estate) took a measurement of 0.2mm for the 24hrs yesterday. Seems that if it rains anywhere in the state the contractors can call a rain delay...pretty pathetic if you ask me.

Not impressed in the slightest. And on top of that it will not be done till Thursday now....not looking forward to telling my DW when she gets home from work as she is sick of the delays as it is.

Not a good start...but I have faith that if they proceed like they have done for so many other then it should be full steam ahead shortly.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Booked for Scrape

Got an email from Bianca this morning which said that we were confirmed for our site scrape for next Tuesday!!!

Which is fantastic news as this will be our official site start and hopefully the rain will stay away and they can lay the slab straight away.

Will be interesting to compare the progress with our next door neighbour who was scraped sometime in the last couple of days. They are building with EB and it will be great to compare construction standards etc...

Will try and get some pics as soon as we have been scraped.