Saturday, 29 October 2011

Framework Complete

The builders are now flying. Frames were finished on Wednesday and the plumbers have roughed in the pipes by Friday. Bricks are onsite and windows will be onsit next wednesday. Brickies will then start on Thursday or Friday. The house is now taking shape.

Monday, 24 October 2011

We've Been Framed

Our frames were delivered to site last Wednesday and Thursday and on Friday Linda went past the block after dropping Isaac at school and the first floor external walls had been stood!!!!  Unfortunatly I didnt finish work until 8pm that night but I still went past and had a look in the dark (thank you Apple for the toch app) but didnt get the full feel for it in the dark.
Went back with the family on Saturday morning and walked through all the rooms to get a feel of how big it is going to be. Everyone was very happy!  It was also good to get the tick of aproval from my 6 year old son that the man cav was big enough, he just wants to know if we can fit a scanner that will only unlock the door to the man cave if your male... I told him to aks his mum.
Went back on Monday night and all the joists and flooring for the first floor was fitted and the first floor frames had been craned on to the first floor, very impressed.
Woke up this morning and it was raining so I wasnt expecting anyone onsite today bit I went past anyway. To my surprise the first fllor external frames were all up at 9:30am and the framers were fitting the internal walls even though it was raining, very very impressed.

These 2 photos were taken on Saturday morning. This was all done in 1 day!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Slabs Down!

Well as promised by our SS our slab was laid yesterday! Its a nice change to things happen when they are supposed to... Next step is for the plumber to come on Monday and lay the external plumbing, then the frames are booked to be delivered on Tuesday.
  I went past the block yesterday afternoon to see the slab and Drew & Renee were there admiring thier almost completed house (sooo jealous Ha Ha) with their kids so our kids all got to have a play and ride their bikes and scooters up and down the street together for the first time which was pretty cool.
Slab looking from the front

Slab looking from the back

Monday, 10 October 2011

Everybodies Waffling, Waffling

Got a phone call from our SS this afternoon to let me know our waffle pods and rio had been laid today and the slab will be getting laid tomorrow! Originally the slab was programmed in to be laid on Thursday so we are now 2 days ahead of schedule, something seems to be going right for a change.
I went past after work to have a look at the waffle pods and to get a couple of photos and noticed something wrong with our plumbing, the drainage for our kitchen was where our back door is supposed to go!!! A quick phone call to our SS to ask him if this was wrong and after a couple of photos sent to him comfirmed that the pipes were in the wrong spot. To his credit he hd the plumber back on site within an hour and the pipes were moved to the correct position. Not sure what would of happened if I didnt pick this up before the slab was laid...
     On a lighter note our SS let me know the plubmer has been booked in to lay the external plumbing next Monday and the frames will be delivered next Tuesday. Fingers crossed the weather stays fine for a while.

Image from rear of slab.

Friday, 7 October 2011

House Plans

Below is a copy of our plans and front facade

Formwork up!

After no progress for 2 weeks  I recieved a call on Wednesday from our site supervisor Joe to introduce himself and let me know whats happening. Since wednesday Joe has organised to have the piers drilled and poured, the formwork for the slab is up and the plumbing and electrical from the street has been run. Hopefully this weeks progress is a sign of the speed the rest of the build will go at.
Fingers crossed!!