Thursday, August 27, 2009

We have a slab!!!!!!!

Much to our surprise when passing by this afternoon, we discovered that we have a slab! In speaking with our SS yesterday evening, he said that it would probably be Monday before our site was poured. Here are some pictures:

Here is where our garage is located:

And finally, here is a picture of our correctly sized alfresco area. I am glad that they where not able to pour any earlier than today, otherwise they would not have been able to correct it.

Bring on the slab party!



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ready for a slab......well almost!

The formwork has been completed, as you can see from the pictures below.

The issue is that when we where looking at the footprint of the house, something looked wrong with the alfresco area. We had increased ours by 1m, and the formwork did not reflect this as per the image below.

A quick call to our SS showed that there was discrepancy between the ground floor plan and the slab floor plan by the 1m in question. The concreters will fix it up tomorrow.

Bring on our slab!!



Monday, August 24, 2009

Fromwork Started

The concreters started the formwork for our slab today. The timber went up, the pipes where installed and the steelwork was delivered.

This should be completed tomorrow, and with a bit of luck we will still be on track to having a slab before the end of the week.



Sunday, August 23, 2009

Concrete piering for the slab

As promised, here are some pictures of what has been going on so far.

Here is a picture of our land after just clearing most of the long grass. As you can see, it was pegged out at this time.

During the week, they connected us to the water mains, so have water to the site.

These are some pictures taken yesterday when the concrete piering preparation for the slab was started.

They completed the piering yesterday afternoon and here are some of the finished pictures.

With a bit of luck, we might have a slab by the end of the week!



Friday, August 21, 2009

Left of Square: CMET’s Journey begins!

With what has seemed like a very long journey of preparation, we are about to dive headfirst into the roller coaster ride that is building our new home!

All of our approvals and documentation where ready to go at the start of this month, which meant that we would see some action on site by the end of this month.

After being allocated a SS and speaking with them yesterday, they advised that we should have some action on site today, so it was great to visit this afternoon and see that our site had been scraped ready for slab preparation to start next week.

We will visit on the weekend and take some pictures to upload.

It will be interesting to see how we progress, as our neighbour is also building and we have both kicked off at about the same time.

I hope you enjoy following us for the “exciting” roller coaster ride!