A fantastic start to the week that set the scene for the rest of it! After nearly a month of little progress, this week made up for it in droves, with our bricks turning up earlier than expected! Received a phone call from our SS at 9am Monday to advise that our bricks were being delivered that day... and that the brickies were getting started a few days later! That triggers a range of trades to get the house past lockup and to fixing asap.
With the bricks turning up on Monday, the sand came on Tuesday and the pallets were split on Wednesday, ready for a Friday kick off. In addition to this, the showerbases were fitted & waterproofed, and the sisalation wrap that got wrecked on the south side after our stormy weather last Sunday was fixed.
We had an on-site meeting with our SS on Thursday morning to see how things were tracking and what the next steps were. We also went through anything that needed attention. I must say, our SS is very pragmatic, and keen to make sure everything is done properly. The plan over the next few weeks is for the bricks to be complete by 24/2, with door delivery and a visit by the fixing carpenter on Friday 10/2. The sparkies are in on Tuesday 14/2 to rough in and the batts go in on Thursday 16/2.
On Friday, our huuuge front door was installed, along with the other external doors and the cavity sliding doors. The proper foyer window was also fitted, the bath hob was made, and the walls were straightened, which also resulted in some of the wrecked noggins being replaced. The new ducted heating unit went in too. The brick layers were on-site ready to start, but must have been called off as no bricks actually got laid. In some other good news, the Ducted Vacuum points all got relocated to the exact spots we specified in our plans!! Good job PD!!
Got a call on Friday afternoon from our BC to give us a construction update. Nothing new aside from the fact that they will be claiming lockup on 24/2, even though the bi-folds won't be installed (due to potential damage and theft), which doesn't really bother us. Fixing about 2 weeks later. In her experience, she reckons to prepare for a handover in May...
Not quite tired of saying it just yet, but... Bricks!!
|Ensuite showerbase (1500 x 900)|
|Main bathroom showerbase|
Sand delivered, wrap fixed.
|Wrecked wrap, after storm|
|Fixed wrap, and sand ready for brickwork|
Doors, Ducted Vacuum, Foyer Window, Ducted Heating unit
|Foyer window fitted, Door from ensuite to yard|
|Ready to brick...!|
|Ducted Heating Unit|
|Facade - slowly coming together|
Plan for next week:
Electrical rough in