Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 29

I phoned my SS today and he informed me that the frame is going to be started next Monday, weather permitting. The timber was delivered today and I noted the large mountain of dirt that was in the back yard has been spread around the back and front. They had a bit of difficulty getting the timber onto the block due to the driveway, so we will look into getting our driveway fixed sooner than later.The driveway is mainly dirt and with the rain we have had it has become very muddy and not draining away well enough. Power is also due to be connected to our site next week.

Friday, November 19, 2010

So much has happened since site start, but we have been so busy I have not had any spare time to blog the progress. We met our site supervisor, and he is great! Thorough and informative.
Tim, regarding the retainer wall, just click on comments for my response, being new to blogging I am not sure how to show the comments, yet. The slab was due last week but after a visit from council and the septic guy, we needed to get the new septic tank in before the slab went down, otherwise they would have needed a crane to install it later. Unfortunately we are still on septic where we are....another large expense! Thank goodness the septic guy was able to get it in within a few days, and that was after our helpful excavator was able to move the huge mountain of soil. So remaining to be installed is the sand and filter system and the irrigation lines throughout the garden, which can be done at a later date. Within days Metricon had dug out the huge holes, had the pipes installed and erected the new electrical switchboard. Our SS told us the concrete was being poured on Friday 19th! We went in time to see some of the action, very exciting. And of course we were back there today to take some photos of the slab completed.

This is the from back of the house.

This is from the front of the house looking onto the garage.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


The moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived. We have completed all the paperwork, signed all the necessary contracts and waited patiently for the day to arrive when they tell us that site start has begun. 
29/10/10 was official site start!!!  It feels like forever when you are waiting for the completion of paperwork to pass so that the house can be built.
So far the front gate has been installed and some more excavating was done. Next will be some plumbing before the slab. We met our sight supervisor, Alan, over the phone...exciting that we have a SS! We have a small issue with the future septic tank. The land has been excavated and there is not enough remaining land to run the sand and filter septic system. So we are meeting up with our SS, council member and septic installer next week to determine the best solution. The new septic system is costing $14,500, another big expense. I will post some photos next week of any minor advancements.