One thing I have learnt is that there is definitely not enough hours in the day. Currently both my partner and I are working full-time while trying to manage both the build and a 3 year old - not sure which is harder! 🙂 We have had a project manager helping us along the way … Continue reading Slowly moving forward.
Progress on site this week after more delays due to waiting for tradies. The framer found some issues with ours beams located over the garage doors and had to be increased from 4.5M beams to a single 10.5M beam! An extra cost and transport to site wasn't easy - but we got it there and … Continue reading Bricks are going up.
Brickies are due to start next week! We are confirming quantities and having all material delivered, ready for them this week. Over the last 2 weeks we had the final 3 piers poured in the subfloor, unfortunately due to miscommunication - one of these ended up 100mm higher then FFL of the garage but other 2 … Continue reading Ready for Brickies.
The weather has definitely caused up havoc over the last 6 weeks. We had finally got a break in the weather and the concretor was keen to make a start! Photos speak 1,000 words so see below. Take note of the serious steel work to make sure our retaining wall is up to the task! … Continue reading OK…. NOW we have concrete!
Just when you think that things are starting to go your way... The good news first. We finally had some initial progress on the block! Was a proud site to see our piers completed and filled with concrete. Everything looked good and lined up as it should! See photo below! On to the bad news. … Continue reading What’s the forecast…?
This week is finally the week that it all begins to look like something. We have been waiting for our concreter to become available to make a start on our project, and finally we are going to make some headway. It would have been a week sooner but due to storms then a heatwave of … Continue reading Concreting to begin!
After getting majority of the bulk excavation work done last week, the plan for yesterday was to get all of our levels right, tidy up the site and make it more accessible for trades coming. Thankfully it wasn't as hot as last week and the end of todays works really gives a better insight into … Continue reading More site works.
I thought it might be a good idea to get a copy of our floor plan up to give everyone an idea of what we are trying to achieve. Initially when we bought the block of land, there was already plans that had been submitted and approved (depending on who you spoke to....long story, I'll … Continue reading …This is the plan!
Still cannot believe the day had arrived to start site works. We have waited a total of 700 days for this to come. Within those 700 days were times that we nearly gave up and sold up, many stressful moments that put a huge amount of stress on the family. BUT - we have got … Continue reading Day 1 is here!
In preparation for the excavation, I have gone ahead this week and got the first stage of the silt fencing finished. Since we are going to be completing a lot of site works, the silt fencing has been ran along the fence line to stop anything running onto the neighbouring properties. Once the initial excavation … Continue reading Silt Fencing – Done!