Saturday, April 19, 2008

Moving along and making a mess

Things are moving along nicely (I still say we have the best builders in the world)

The frame work has started for our entrance way and stairs.
The back deck has the start of a floor (this will be coated with a product that makes it waterproof so our carport underneath stays nice and dry) The railing will be built in and clad with weatherboards around the outside to match the house.
The framework for the extension of the house.
And the big muddy mess out the back! (although this is nothing compared to early this morning - we had taken two trailer loads of wood to the dump by this photo) Try as we might we could not find anyone who wanted firewood in the short time we had to find a home for it. The drainlayer is coming on monday so we need to have the backyard clear for him. I am informed tonight that two more truck loads of dirt will be trucked away, with large pit left that will be filled with scoria to collect the water that runs off from the house/driveway etc and eventually dispersed into the ground, rather than flowing above ground and into our neighbours property.
Tomorrows job.... cut and move the rest of this wood and tidy up the backyard in preperation for the next big mess to be made!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Extension has been started

The house is coming along really well.. the framing downstairs has been done - its very cool to be able to define the rooms now.

The framing for the extension out the back is done and the deck/carport has been started.
Looking good!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The floor has been poured... yay!
Today the framing was starting to be done, by the end of the week we should be able to walk into our bedrooms...

Monday, April 7, 2008

Concrete Floor about to be poured!

Yay! Today the concrete floor is being poured (you can just see the concrete truck off the right of the picture) All the metal was delivered on Friday and once again our builders have done an awesome job of getting the job done quickly. The building inspectors came in yesterday and signed off the consent for the floor to be poured.

According to Dad now the fun part begins!!!!! - Bring it on.....

Friday, April 4, 2008

The eagle has landed...

The house is back down to its correct height!!!
Apparently the house lifters were amazed at how quick it took to get it ready to lower back down, they were expecting to get the call in about a months time. The fastest ever turn around!

Just goes to show fantastic builders are the key to this sort of thing!

The space looks huge without all the big supports in the middle!

Dad and Jason hired a Dingo to help move all the scoria from the driveway up to the higher part of the house to backfill behind the block walls.

Poor Jason said his legs were so sore after 8 hours standing on it and driving it up and down..