Thursday, 29 September 2011

Authority to leave at door step 1 x MJH FLAT PACK!

Drove past the block this afternoon and to our surprise our frames and roof trusses were delivered a day early and the Kordon termite barrier laid.   It's quite amazing really, how it’s all pre-fabricated and ready to go, looks like a flat pack from ikea, surely can’t be that hard to put together; an allen key, instructions and she'll be right!!   Anyhow the goods received all look to be..... Strong... uhmm termite proof!... and... intact… hmm not much else to say until they’re up I suppose lol.... 

OHH and we also received a phone call from our very informative Site Supervisor; he advised that the chippies are running a day late due to bad weather over the past 2 days... So weather permitting; they are due to commence on Tuesday, so you know what that means DAY OFF WOOHOOO!!

Pics below - enjoy.

Friday, 23 September 2011

It's McSlab Time!

So sorry guys, been a little while since we have blogged, but we have both been quite busy with work and life in general.

Just wanted to let you all know that we have now got a slab! WOOHOO!!! It was poured on 15th and has been curing ever since. J  All the external plumbing has also been done along with the connection of the electricity to the mains.

Not much else to report on at this stage, we just need to clear a bit of extra soil (approx. 40 ton!!) this weekend to get ready for the frame. Considering our site is so tight, we want to give them as much room as possible to work.  The frames are due in at the end of next week, so we should have another update in the next week or so.

We haven’t got a full pic of the completed slab; every time we manage to get out to the block it’s always too dark!  But here are some pics we took while it was getting poured.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


We had a very eventful day today! Hubby and I both had the day off as we were invited onsite by MJH to measure our piering!!! J

After praying the rain will hold out and checking every weather forecast we could find, we woke up at 6am sharp to a wonderful sunny day! We were onsite bright and early at 7am and found that the concreters were already on site preparing for the piering.

I must say that I never thought that watching tradies do the same thing all day was an interesting sight, but we parked ourselves on our neighbours land, in our picnic chairs and watched the boys working all day and loved every minute J  It really is amazing watching the process of a house come together and we were pretty lucky that MJH provide the opportunity to come onsite to inspect the pier depth.  

After what seemed like such a short period of time, the big drill bit made its official appearance and we knew it was time to start the piering!  Hubby and I were both holding our breathe… we had so many questions that were about to be answered… How deep? How many? How much more? How much less? And so the first hole started being dug and I swear it felt like it just kept going and going and going!  The first hole was 1.4 metres deep, the next was 1.5 and they mostly hovered at 1.5, some going as deep as 1.6 and shallow as 1.2.  The piering didn’t take a long time and whilst this was happening (and much to our surprise) the formwork for the slab was being put together.  We then found out that the piers would also be filled with concrete today! WOOHOO Triple whammy for us!

LUCKILY for us we came in under our piering allowance, so won’t need to pay any extra! We did however realize that we had a little more spoil than expected, and at the same time realized that our home was going to sit higher than we originally thought; so again luckily for us we figured we will need most of the soil.  In having said that, we now need to do a little retaining wall at the back, so we can back fill the yard with the extra soil!!! Not a biggie as we think it will look a lot better now.  

Our concrete supervisor mentioned that the plumbing will be coming in next, which will be followed by the reo’ for the slab, then the actual slab!  Can’t wait to see it coming together!

In the meantime, we will leave you with a few photos of our day trip to lot 975!

Also, thanks Suzz and Bill for the fancy schmancy sign!! :D