Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2nd floor frame looking good!

It's been less than a week since frame started and we've got a 2nd floor! Woohoo!! The builders are certainly making up for lost time which is fantastic. At this rate, the entire frame might just be finished within a week.

Here's a couple of views of the house from the sides...

This one's taken from the front along the left hand side of the house (when facing the street). Met our SS on site yesterday and was told the roof trusses for the garage don't go up until after the garage brick work is done which makes sense. Didn't think about that but guess that's why we've seen houses around with just the garage bricked up.

This shot is from the back outdoor area looking up the right hand side of the house. Looking forward to lounging on the deck here whilst kids play in the backyard. I can see it now, sunny day, beverage in hand.... dream dream dream hey.

Have organised an independent inspection once frame complete. Hopefully builders have been both efficient and thorough!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bottom floor frame up in a flash!

So we weren't mistaken when we drove by Friday night to check out the block. There is in fact a bottom floor frame up on our block. That took all but a days work, amazing. Considering our three month wait for our slab, we are thrilled with the frame progress. Here's to Spring and sunny days!

Noticed they have replaced the Metricon sign on our fence which had been previously vandalised. It's now also got our name on it which nice to see :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Frame start

From three months of zilch activity to a hive of activity this week! The timber for the frame was delivered yesterday two days after the slab was done and to our surprise, work had started on it this morning.

Despite the drizzle, there were a few guys working on site laying out the materials. Great to see them making up for lost time.

Drove by tonight and could not believe our eyes, the frame for the bottom floor appears to be almost complete. All in a days work! Amazing. Can't wait to check it out in daylight tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The LONG awaited slab!

Our site was excavated at the beginning of winter, just before a period of heavy rain resulting in an extremely damp foundation. As they couldn't excavate further our only option was to wait for it to dry. This, in the midst of The Drought Breaking Winter, proved frustrating. A sunny day was few and far between, let alone a few consequetive ones enough to dry the block.

We waited and waited before finally resigning to the fact that the 3 months of Winter was a writeoff in our building plans. A Spring slab it would have to be.

Sure enough, within the first 2 weeks of Spring we got enough of that perfect sunshine and northerly winds to dry the foundation of our badly neglected block. On Sunday14th Sept our concrete slab was poured and finished, 2 days after the birth of our 2nd bubs. What a gorgeous Spring it's turned out to be!