Day 39: Updated Timeline

Just had a check in with my Construction Supervisor.  He has provided us with updated timelines for the next milestones.

Frame Completion 19th April
Roof start 26th April
Brick start 9th May
Plaster start 11th May

These dates are of course tentative, but gives us a good indication of what’s up next.

The supervisor has also requested that I notify our independent building inspector to organise our first inspection which is currently slated for the 19th of April.

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Day 34: First week of framing

We have reached the end of the first week of framing and a lot has been achieved.  The garage is now underway.  You can see, in the image below, the front double garage opening (4800mm) along with a single width opening (2400mm) at the rear.  This will give us a lot of flexibility in the future for access to the rear of the property.  We have also added two metres to the width of the garage.  You can see this from the frame section to the right of the double opening.  This makes the total internal width of the garage to be 7500mm.  Plenty of room for a work bench, shelving (and most importantly) a fridge!

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Day 30: Rapid Progress

Just a day after frame commencement and the guys are making rapid progress.  The front part of the ground floor is taking shape.  Nothing yet on the garage, but given the pace I can imagine this will be in place in the next day or so.

At the front of the frame you can see the large opening on the left, which will be the double doors, and the two window frames on the right that will hold the facade specific boutique style windows.

Day 24: We have Wood

All the framing materials (beams, joists, lintels, studs, etc) were delivered today.   Carlisle currently stick build their frames rather than use prefabricated sections, with the exception being the trusses which are brought in pre-assembled as framing nears completion.

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The polystyrene blocks in the image above are the waffle voids used in the slab construction.  Refer to Day 19: We have a (Poly-)Waffle Slab for more information.

In the foreground of the image below you can see the 300 grade steel beams which will be used for additional strength to support the larger open areas and spans within the house.

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