Thursday, 30 June 2011

Finally things are happening!!

I can't believe it, there have been workmen working on our house everyday this week! I am sure that it is a first for our build!
Actually I feel like I am stalking our own block of land. I can help driving past everyday on the way home from doing the school run - sometimes I even go past twice a day! Just to see what else has been done. It is bad I know - but I can't seem to help myself.

Putting in the drains

All ready for slab preparation

IT was exciting to see all this mesh delivered for the slab.

The concreters preparing the slab  

It was a beautiful winter day in Melbourne today - all the tradies had their shirts off 

All ready to pour - we are hoping it will happen tomorrow

The house seems no where near as big as it should be... but I guess we trust them to do it properly

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Metre box

Ok, so as I said in the last post, everything came to a standstill after the meter box was put in on the 5th of June.

I don't really understand all of this, so forgive me if I get some of the details wrong.

The sewage connection for our house was 3.8m under ground. And since the drainage guys weren't expecting it to be so far under - it took them 3 trys (on 3 different days) to reach it with a digger. Finally they did it!

But we had a massive big hole dug at the back of our house to reach the sewer connection point. Which they filled in, of course, but it  disturbed the soil where the slab was to go. 

And so then a new engineers report had to be done to check that the ground was stable enough to put a slab on top of. 

Finally 3 weeks later, everything is ok to move ahead, and the drainage points for all out water connections etc. was done today. I shall put up some pics as soon as I take them.

Hopefully (but I doubt it) that is the last hold-up... we are still hopeful to be in before Christmas. Rawdon Hill have still got the completion date for the 21st December.

We have a port-a-loo

I have been pretty slack with uploading to this blog. Our building hit a stop not long after these photos were taken, and so I haven't felt like updating, since nothing was happening.

These photos were taken way back on the 12th of may! As you can see we had alot of rain.

The port-a-loo