Not entirely! It’s been pretty quiet here on the blog although a lot has been happening in the background. Soon after the roof went on, the site has been a hive of activity daily: June 1st – Plumbing work started, fantastic to see everything taking shape even its just some pipes! Our first onsite issue … Continue reading It’s a wrap!
Went for my routine drive after school drop off and came across some blokes high up on our roof trusses! Caught me completely by surprise as I wasn’t expecting for roofing to have started so quick. They were just getting started sarking and I ended up parking and watching them work. Hubby reckons I can … Continue reading We have a roof!
How incredibly fast was that?!! We scheduled in our first walkthrough for yesterday with our Construction supervisor, which gave us all an opportunity to put a face to the name as well as have a good walkthrough of both ground floor and first floor areas. It was an incredible feeling to be in a house or … Continue reading Framing Stage Completed!
The framers were back on Monday morning and by yesterday afternoon, the first floor framing was looking pretty much done from the outside. Visited this morning and found a PD vehicle outside so I’m assuming our Construction Supervisor was onsite. We haven’t met in person, just conversed over the phone and over emails. I had … Continue reading Framing: First Floor
Our framing was delayed from 11th to 16th due to framers being delayed at previous job thanks to rain we’d been having. I didn’t mind this extra time as that gave the slab more time to cure. Framers were already on site at 7AM with delivery being made that same morning. Visited the site at … Continue reading Getting Framed.
Finally!! The kids and I left early to see the concrete trucks and hopefully catch them just before they poured. We were in for a treat! The concreters were there from 7AM and were just about ready to pour when we arrived. It still felt surreal at that stage! The boys wanted to drop a … Continue reading We Got Slabbed!
Delays. Every home build story you share with random strangers has these two syllables. Every. Single. One. A year ago when we started looking at schools for the kids near our future home, we were inundated with advice and one that now stands out was that I was being overly optimistic with our build timeline! … Continue reading Slab Postponed.
Monday morning. Dropped kids to school and made my routine drive to the land before yoga class. It feels like not seeing another child for a whole weekend! Our site supervisor had confirmed last week that slab pour would now be moved to coming Thursday due to the weather. Ofcourse Melbourne chose to have a … Continue reading Ready to be Poured on!
Once we had paid for and secured the land, the hunt for a builder started. It took us 3 months, tons of late nights, hours of online research, mountains of glossy builder books and countless visits to display villages all over Melbourne to finally sign up with Carlisle for their Vaucluse 45. A week after … Continue reading Jumping Boats!