Saturday, March 28, 2009

Matchstick city

Photo update from last sunday:
Left side of the house. The windows are stacked up waiting to go in.

Back of the house.

Right side of the house.

View from front right.

Front view. Portaloo still standing.

The laundry... looking even smaller. It is small so I guess we will have to keep the dirty pile under control :)

Some bits of wood. I will use some of these to put some extra noggin's in for towel holders ect.

Sliding door that will go off the dinning

From the rear of the house looking into bedroom 4.

Looking through the matchsticks.


Will go don this weekend and take a few more photos, roof should be nearly completely tiled and gutters should be up as well.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

In Roof We Truss

The roof Trusses have arrived! Oh and the frame is coming along nicely as well.
Here are the pics:

Roof Trusses on the ground.

Roof trusses on the um... roof!

Roof trusses of the ground and the roof ( You just don't get this sort of quality commentary everyday )And the windows have arrived.

Looks like everything is in order........ hang on what about the temporary fence ? We still have not got one, Im sure this means PD are breaking some kind of law or why are we paying 1200 odd bucks for it! Anyway a email to our CSC and apparently it will be up next week. Talking about our CSC, ours is leaving PD and we will have a new one starting Monday, so I guess we will have to call the new one CSCv2. Hopefully CSCv2 is as good with the commuication as original CSC.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Went to the block on Sunday and this is what we sawNo temporary fencing as yet, maybe this is why the frame had not being started.

Some wood had being plucked from the pile and laid onto the slab. Also on the slab was black marking where the frame is meant to be. Was good to see as you could see the layout of the house.

These bits looked a little sad after the rain we have had and I guess will have to be replaced.

Water pooling in the frame for the french doors. I'm sure it happens in most builds but somethings you wish you didn't see.

Looking at where the alfresco will be, with the frame for the bi-fold doors laying in the corning of what will be the rumpus. The bi-fold frame seemed very small so small I had to lay next to it to make sure it wasn't made for smurfs. It is actually the right size, but at this stage of the build everything seems small.

This is in the bathroom, don't know why a cut into the slab was required, maybe they forgot to lay the pipe in the picture, I'm sure it must of being required as I can honestly say that i was pleased to see there was no pooling of water on the slab, which means they have done a good job and it is all nice and level.

Front door frame on top, with Landry just under it...... but not to sure of the one on the bottom, maybe for the entrance from the garage.

A pile of wood!

A better photo of the frame for the french doors

Front of the house and an upright portaloo in all its glory! Although it didn't look very stable and I'm sure if you sat in it, it would fall over.

So I was a little disappointed this visit as I think I was expecting the frame to have started and the temporary fencing up and I'm sure seeing all the timber door frame getting wet will not be a highlight of the build as well. Having said that I am still optimistic that our SS will be on top of every thing and we will see more progress this week

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Is it a Greek garden?

No its our slab!

The slab was poured on Friday and we were able to go check it out on Monday. So without further ado here are some pics of a big bit of concrete:

So there you have it, with tipped over portaloo and all!

Spoke to V(SS) today and he said that the timber had been delivered for the frame, roof trusses are due on Friday so frame should be done by Wednesday next week.

He also said there will be a site clean up and a upright portaloo in the next day or so, with the temporary fencing going up.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Slab? No just a sixa for today thanks!

The slab should be here, but alas it is not, slab was due yesterday but because of he high winds on Tuesday and Wednesday they could not get the foam and mesh down.

So they just got the gravel and the timber mold for the slab done:

Today they got the mesh and foam down:

Spoke to our SS and he said we should have a slab by tomorrow night.(Figures crossed the weather holds up).

Monday, March 2, 2009

Work commences

Just a quick post to show a couple of photos of proof that it is all happening.

Pipes installed, looking from front left of block.

Porta-loo, rubbish cage and a pile of gravel which I guess is for the slab, also a keen eye will pickup the taps including the purple one for recycled water.

Power to the people!