Saturday, March 27, 2010

Slab down - on a Saturday no less

WOW! - Well as today's Saturday we weren't expecting much to happen, but both of us had a little hope that the slab may get done.

Well, we went for a little drive this morning and woo-hooo the slab was being laid !

We saw the guys finishing it off and burying the utilities.

It's certainly been a productive week fo the house. Yay !

Friday, March 26, 2010

Building Kick off - proper

Well what a terrific week it's been. Lots of good news on a few fronts which is a very welcome change compared to the previous weeks and months.

Among the news was that Tuesday saw the piering and form work go onto the block, along with the porta loo.

The next couple of days saw more bits and pieces done, like the pipes going in, then Thursday the waffle pods and reinforcing was delivered and installed today- Friday.

Great to see some good progress !

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's been a few months since the last update and as usual there always seems hurdles to overcome.
The short version is that the land was not registered until the 22nd of Dec. Just in time for the industry to shut down for Christmas. It was a task getting things moving again in early Jan. Due to the delays some time limits had lapsed so we had to almost do the entire loan application again, then the Water board insisted on more inspections and engineers reports. I won't go there much,but we do think it was a bit overkill for the situation.
There were also lots of other little bumps in the road.
Anyway - just when we thought we were out of the woods with the final approval from the private certifier, we hit another bunch of unexpected delays.

However after some discussions with the builder we are happy to say that things are happening. Our sign and rubbish area netting went in yesterday and we are expecting piering and possibly a slab by the end of the week or early next week.
Here's hoping !!! :-)