Day 21: On the rocks…

The final preparation step occurred to day with the arrival of crushed rock to the driveway/access, more fill soil, bin and a site clean.  All is ready to go for framing!

Crushed Rock
Site Bin



Day 19: We have a (Poly-)Waffle Slab

The first major building milestone has been reached today. We have a slab! Sure it’s not quite “move in” time, but it is very exciting to see actual build progress after many months of planning.

Our Slab
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Day 12: Drainage going in


Went past the block this morning and saw a truck parked out front with a whole bunch of plumbing materials unloaded onto the nature strip.

We stopped the car and saw there were a couple of guys busily laying the underground storm water & sewer piping.

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Day 6: Important build milestone reached!

Drove past our block today and noticed some important site prep had occurred!

The Dunny is here… Build Milestone complete!

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Day 1: Construction Commenced!

We received written notification from Carlisle today that our construction has officially commenced as of the 7th of March 2016!

In accordance with our Victorian New Homes Contract, our building works are to be completed within 280 calendar days from the commencement date.  Applying my Calendar skills that would put the last completion to be around the 12th of December 2016.

We are very exciting to finally get construction underway after all the planning effort thus far!