Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A present from the builders

All we need is a big red bow!! The house is wrapped up ready to be bricked.

It's looking great and well on truly on track. The weather has been exceptionally kind which has enabled the tradies to get out there and get everything done on time or ahead of schedule.

All of the electricity has been done (ahead of schedule) and we are heading down tonight with Dad to pre wire for data and alarm system .... and our good mate Tony is coming down from Stawell on Sunday to finish off the cabling ready for the plasterer on Monday. Good on ya' Tone!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Blink and you'll miss it

2:00pm ... having a moment of madness at work so I decided to hop in the car and go down to the house. According to Peter's schedule, the roof tiling was due to commence tomorrow so my plan was to check that the tiles had been delivered to site and check they were the right ones (that way we could stop any work and have the right ones delivered).

On a scale of 1 to 10 ... 10 being the highest 1 being the lowest .... my shock factor was 11 when I saw that our entire roof had been tiled!! The tradies were working on the guttering and bits and pieces and when I asked the young guy when it would be finished he said 'tomorrow morning'.

After the initial shock, my next shock was to inspect the tiles and was a little bit disheartened when I saw that the colour was not what I had expected. We had chosen 'chocolate brown' roof tiles, and the tiles in the sun appear to be a reddy/brown colour. They look great, but not what I had expected. I have put a call into the builder to find out if in fact they are the correct ones. I'm thinking that perhaps when you have one tile you don't really get a good feel for what it's going to look like.

Anyway ... even if they are wrong I'm not too fussed because I think they look good.

Mood - really excited.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Gutters and supervisor (not a Guttered Supervisor)

Gutters are on - just have to be painted.

Plumbing is in - just need the rest of the house built to be able to see if it works!

We met Peter (our Supervisor) this morning on site. Nice bloke and not bad looking either! Seemed to know what he was doing (which is always a good sign). He is very happy with how everything is going and hasn't come across any delays (yet). He tells us that the roof will be on by the end of this week and the bricking will start next week. Our next door neighbour (also building with PD) is having their bricking done at the same time so he is supervising both crews.

Wiring for the electricity will be done by the end of next week also, so we will get Tony down hopefully that weekend to help John put all of the data cabling through.

WAY exciting.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Our Valentine's Day gift

Who needs flowers, chocolates or tools on valentine's day when you can go down to your block (with effect from this post, the block is now favourably referred to as the house).

As we drove down the street, we both let out a 'woo hoo' when we saw what is going to (very soon) be our beautiful house.

Peter (our supervisor) & the gang have done a great job (we think so anyway - I'll get Dad to come and check out their work) and are certainly working to the timelines that they have said they would.

We are meeting Peter on site on Monday morning so will be good to get an idea as to how he thinks the project is tracking.

Enjoy the photos! We sure did.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Now where are those instructions?

Visit to the site today revealed that our house had been delivered on the back of a truck and is ready for assembly.

John looked at the bits and said 'hope he's got the instructions for that lot!'.

I'm sure the builders know what they are doing .... let's hope so anyway!!

With a bit of luck, all should be put together by Friday!! More pics then..

Monday, February 05, 2007

Concrete down

Well as you can see by the photos above - the slab has been laid! It was good to be able to really get an idea of how much (or should I say, how little) backyard we have. Good thing we don't want to raise sheep and chickens. We are sure the dogs will have enough room anyway, as they have a much smaller area now to run around in.

Frame starts middle of the week hopefully. Will update on Friday ... so until then .... farewell.

Friday, February 02, 2007

2 latte's please

Well the 'coffee cups' have been laid ready for the pour of the cement today.

For those that don't have a clue what I'm talking about, we are using the Waffle Pod System to lay the slab. It looks like a sea of upside down coffee cups ... perhaps the builders use them at morning tea as well?

Last night we took Zach and Roxy down to have a look at the progress of their new home. They had a ball running around, checking out the neighbours house and smelling everything around the building sites. Must have been puppy smelling heaven!!