Building A New House
Mar 10, 2016 8:43 pm
As the title states, we are building the Queenscliff 416 with Fairhaven Homes.
Our journey with the Queenscliff 416 began in January 2015 after looking at many display homes from various builders and after much discussion about whether to renovate & extend our old house or knock down & rebuild and start with a blank canvas.
After getting our first tender in January 2015 and 19 revisions later, we finally signed a contract in December 2015 and demolished our old home in January 2016 and had a site start on 3 March 2016.
The site has been cut, holes dug for our 2 retaining walls (we are on a sloping block) and steel upright posts were installed and concreted in today.
We have photos of the progress but are not sure how to load them - any assistance on how to load photos would be appreciated!
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Mar 10, 2016 10:13 pm
Photo upload instructions, thanks to Stewie
1) Upload your photos to an image hosting site like Photobucket.
2) Click on your photo that you want to post here.
3) Locate the IMG tag under "Share Links" on the right hand side of the photo.
4) Click on that IMG code line and copy it.
5) Paste that into your post here then hit the submit button.
If you have a smart phone then using Tapatalk etc for a direct upload here is probably easier...
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Mar 21, 2016 10:08 am
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Mar 25, 2016 1:47 pm
Got a call from SS yesterday - the concreters started drilling some holes for the concrete piers and have advised that there is there is too much rock in the fill so it has to be removed and replaced by clean fill.
The joys of building!
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Apr 14, 2016 7:58 pm
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Apr 24, 2016 8:23 pm
Framing due to start on 27 April and I'm incapacitated as I fractured my ankle in 3 places last weekend- impeccable timing!
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Apr 28, 2016 7:01 pm
Given my incapacity we decided to engage an independent Building Inspector to inspect 3 stages of the build and, after informing Fairhaven of this, they are now claiming an extra 2 weeks for each inspection.
Has anybody else's builder tried to claim extra time once an independent Building Inspector has been engaged?
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Apr 28, 2016 9:20 pm
That's a little odd! Although I guess they have to wait for your inspector and building report to come back and allow time to repair any possible defaults. Maybe just precautionary?
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Apr 28, 2016 10:02 pm
I hope so Kat, another 6 weeks on the build time is not something we want.
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May 03, 2016 10:39 am
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May 03, 2016 11:38 pm
There were six on site today and the ground floor appears to be nearly complete.
At this rate we may start to see roof trusses by the weekend.
We hope to be in by mid November, may be even earlier if all goes well.
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