This past week shaped up to be as big a week as promised. Lots achieved, some minor dramas (all now resolved), and a whole lotta loveliness. She’s shaping up well!
Another week down, another week closer to moving in! Every day has seen the house progress in leaps and bounds. We’re definitely at the fun end of the build now. As exciting as things like insulation and framing are, the pretty stuff wins hands down!
Now that all the beautiful detailing inside is complete (apart from the internal stairs, which will come next week), the big news is that the first two coats of paint have totally transformed the house and I’m delighted with the colour I chose. Big box ticked!
With the waterproofing finally done and the site prepared, the slab is now down. The team was on site at 6.30am (poor neighbours given it’s Saturday today) with all the machinery and trucks, and by the time we popped by the house to take a look at 11am, the bulk of the work was done.
Continue reading “The slab’s down!”
Over the past two weeks, those big piles of blocks that were delivered have fulfilled their destiny and now sit neatly ordered, filled with cement, and ready to hold back vast amounts of dirt.
It was a short week last week, with Wednesday’s EKKA public holiday taking up a valuable build day, but nevertheless some good progress was made. The steel is finally all in, and the footings that the guys have been working hard on are just about there too.
Things are progressing nicely and we’re starting to get a feel for the scale of our house. There’s a fair bit of steel in now supporting the house where the stacks were last week, and there’s also steel in down the side which is a good indicator of how far our living room and kitchen will extend.
So the last week, as predicted, has been digger central. The guys have been hard at work clearing, flattening and shaping, and the plot is really starting to take on its final levels.
Continue reading “It’s all about the earthworks…and a few changes to the plans”