Building A New House
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Earth Works Star61
Jun 01, 2014 12:00 pm
Thanks guys, yes it is really exciting. I just want to stay out there and watch. It would be so hard to live away from a build.
Went out yesterday for a look to see what had happened over the last few days. Lots had. Yay.
The pad has been finished, and surveyors been and they have boxed up in preparation of the slab.
They have started putting the plumbing in. In the next few days they will finish the plumbing, finish boxing up and should have a slab either late this week or early next week.
It was cool walking around getting an idea of where everything would be. Unfortunately it came in a bit wet when we were there so has to cut our visit a little short.
Plumbing for ensuite
Looking towards kitchen from lounge room.
My DH went shopping thru the week and found this. Not sure where we will put it at this stage but it's great.
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Earth Works Star63
Jun 01, 2014 12:02 pm
How exciting ps like your clock
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Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Earth Works Star64
Jun 01, 2014 12:07 pm
Hooray! That's so exciting. You have so much space to play with! On one level I'm jealous but on another, you're going to have a task in landscaping!
Yes, it's a double edged sword. Love the space but the landscaping is quite scary. Especially as it takes so long for anything to grow due to the cold. But we will have some paddocks for sheep or something which will help.
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Earth Works Star66
Jun 01, 2014 6:18 pm
Awesome it's all happening! It'll fly by.
Edit: Forgot to talk about the sheep thing. We actually borrowed two sheep from O'conner to mow our lawn for us
They did a good job pruning and fertilising for us as well! However, if I had a choice I'd get a small pony instead.
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Earth Works Star67
Jun 09, 2014 8:03 pm
How's it all going m-sass?
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Earth Works Star68
Jun 09, 2014 8:56 pm
Thanks for the prod lmille. Making really good progress, and should have a slab this week, hopefully Thursday.
The wet weather last Monday slowed them down a little, but they have made really good time in general.
The slab is all boxed up, styrofoam is in place and the reo also in place.
I think this one is from the front portico looking inside
The obligatory tap photo. This cracks me up. It is a hose that comes from the water meter up bear the road and runs about 100m up to bear the house, with a tap connected to the end of the hose. It's pretty funny!
The water meter
Up the hill a little, on the north side looking down onto the slab.
It is certainly looking massive at the moment. It will be interesting when the slab gets poured, as everyone says how small the slab looks.
I'll have to contact the builder tomorrow to find our when we can expect the slab, so we can slip out then to get some slab pouring photos.
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Earth Works Star73
Jun 10, 2014 8:26 pm
Awesome! It's crankin' along. Yeah the formwork does look big but the slab still looks small right up until the plaster goes on. You must be getting excited now
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Earth Works Star74
Jun 15, 2014 6:55 pm
Guess what we now have ............ A slab!
Got a phone call early Friday morning to say it was being poured if we wanted to come for a look! We were going away for the weekend but were able to go via the block on our way out of town. Wow!
The spider as my daughter call it. She really likes how the 'legs' were put down for stability
Pouring. About 2/3 way thru at this stage.
How many men does it take?...11 I think we counted!
Wet, mirror like finish!
My son thought the truck driver had the best job. He thought there was a man snoozing in the truck!
Nearly there! Though I think they still wanted at least another 2 trucks worth of cement.
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Earth Works Star75
Jun 15, 2014 7:05 pm
It was tough to then leave to go away. We could have stayed to watch it all if we could!
As soon as we got home today, we braved the cold (brrrrrr) to check the finished product. Very pleased indeed.
Front entry. Portico looking into the house.
Looking over whole slab from western end. It's really hard to get the whole slab in a photo.
North east corner of dining room. Not sure what the pipe in foreground is. Maybe electrical?
Last one, the worksite is always immaculate. Everything is packed away and stacked really tidily. I hope this continues once the subbies get on site.
We are really pleased of the progress so far. Just less than 3 weeks from site start to slab pour. They will now leave the slab for a week to cure, with frames due to start after that, next week.
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Earth Works Star77
Jun 16, 2014 9:08 pm
Look at that!
I would have loved to watch ours get poured, but since it was a surprise slab, it didn't happen! Haha
Bring on the frame stage!!
Lock Up: 20/8/14
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW -Slabbed (Week3)!!78
Jun 17, 2014 12:53 pm
Thanks guys. I think the boxing was taken off yesterday, and now it will sit for a few days, or week or so.
Bl**dy Telstra. How hard is it to get a simple answer of getting cable from the street to the house. We aren't in a NBN area, so will have regular ADSL. I ring them, and they say the builder has to arrange it. THe builder calls, and they say it up to the client. GRRRR. I am so close to tell them where to put their phone connection. If I could find out if it will be about the same cost now, or later, I would wait til later, when we would be sure if we wanted it connected.
Oh well, life isn't meant to be simple.
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Slabbed (Week 3)79
Jun 17, 2014 6:20 pm
It looks fantastic and HUGE! Can't wait to see your frames going up! Ah don't get me started on Telstra lol
Re: Custom Design on 5 Acres Northern NSW - Slabbed (Week 3)80
Jul 06, 2014 12:08 pm
Well it's been a few weeks since I posted. The slab was left for a week, and nothing happened at all on site.
The beginning of week 5 saw the trench being dug to bring services (elect & water and should be phone grr).
Approx 120m of trench. They will leave most of this trench open and hopefully we can get an answer from Telstra.
Towards the end of the week (now nearly 2 weeks) we saw the delivery of the frames!
These were wall frames, and then the roof frames were delivered early this week. Other than that not much had happened on site, until DH went out on Wednesday!
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