We're in... WOOO HOOO!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

It's grown over night!

Another visit to the house last night & as you can see by the pics it has doubled in size. The first floor went up on Wednesday & the windows & roof trusses went up yesterday (Thursday).

This is from the bottom corner of the block looking into our Rumpus/Theatre room on the ground floor & the 2 kids rooms & TV area on the first floor.

From our driveway this is our front door entrance & the balcony for the master bedroom. No garage yet, but I'm sure it won't be long.

This is taken from the 1st floor of the house being built behind us (shhh). They are roughly at the same stage as us but has taken 3 times as long...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

It's starting to look like a house now...

Looks like the nails have turned up & they've started putting everything together. Not bad in a 24 hour period. I reckon if I drive past tonight, there will be another storey attached. No messing around for these guys..

This is a view from the top of the driveway looking at the front door & garage floor.

This is looking through the front door, down the hallway & meals area & out the back byfolds

This is down the side of the house with the formal lounge, family & rumpus / theatre room walls

View of the back of the house looking into the alfresco area.

We now have a frame in those red lines... (see previous post)

Monday, September 24, 2007

We have Wood!!!

The Mechano Set has arrived... Now all they have to do is put it together.

For those that don't know (or under the age of 30), a Mechano Set was a real toy on the shelves about 25 - 30 years ago. Like leggo, you could make things out of it but it was made of metal, not plastic. Hours & hours of fun for those that liked pulling things apart & putting them back together.

Anyway, the builders haven't let up again & doesn't look like they will in the next few weeks now all the materials are there, & some good weather ahead, there is no excuse.

Another thing that they are quick to get out of the way is the initial progress payment for the slab completion stage. I think the payment request was signed sealed & delivered as the cement trucks were leaving the site.

It's also good to see where all the walls will be going. Puts things into perspective....

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Upgrade to 24 Cans!

Once again they (builders) have shocked us. Over the last couple of days since the last post it has been raining off & on, so didn't expect much to happen at the block. Was going past last night anyway so went & had a look by the off chance there's been activity....

.... & ahh yeah, there's been activity.

At this rate we'll be in by Xmas.. Wishful thinking?? Looking like March at this stage, everything going well, but we all know that isn't always the case. Touch wood.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

12 cans...

...The equivilant to ½ a slab!!

As you can see the builders, once again have suprised us with more additions. In the last 2 days the framework for the slab has gone down & ready for the concrete to be poured. Going by todays weather they might hold off until tomorrow. Will have to check again tonight to make sure.

Now this is going to be tricky... The fall from the slab base to the fence is roughly 3 - 4 ft over a 4 meter distance. Might have to call in the experts for landscaping options. As it is a "thatched fence", we can't put in a retaining wall under it (that I know of). Maybe we can level it out with the retaining wall below the level of the slab?? (if at all possible). Will worry about it when I have to.
Any suggestions will be appreciated...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

More pics...

Must have rained over the w/end... Strange white tree stump like objects coming up from no where... Yes, I know. It's just the plumbing. Still looks pretty cool. Temp fences gone up too. So unfortunately for the house being built behind us there is no access through our block. Shame (hahaha).

& We have the POWER!!! + a bit of the view of "Suburbia!!!

No complaints yet... Every time we have visited the block the builders have been & there have been changes. Looks like there might be a bit of rain this week so that will be the test..


After many requests (& a quiet day at work) I've put together a pic of some of our colour choices... Shows our benchtops, cupbourds, wall, floor... you get the idea!
We have been very conservative in our choices, with warm cream tones. Will be doing a couple of feature walls after handover.. haven't decided on colours though.
Didn't have any pics of the carpet, guttering etc, but I'm sure in a few months time we will see them in a better perspective... actually on the house.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

mmmm, Scrapings!!!

It' s always the way... When you expect something to happen, nothing happens & when you don't expect it, this happens...

...looking from the lowest part of the block at the rear to the highest at the front.. The little fella found a lid. Thought it made a great frisby!

...reverse angle. As you can see unfortunately we have lost part of our view due to the HUGE NSD double storey behind us :( ... not too much. Can still see the city.. just)

Was told by Carlisle on Friday that "Everything going well, we should have a start by Monday", which I was happy with. Went past yesterday (Sunday) as I was in the area & low & behold... the excavators have already done the srcapings for the slab to go down. Must have done it on Friday, unbeknown to myself... & Carlisle customer relations. Not that I'm complaining :D

The fence between us & the neighbours is going up today as well. The good thing about this is we won't need a temporary fence down that side, which is an extra $500, which will come in handy when it comes time for extras (landscape, curtains, other unforseen items) once finished.