Last week saw us take a break from the build and enjoy a short trip to North Island, New Zealand where we enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the Bay of Islands.
It was good timing from a build perspective as the slab had just been laid and needed to cure. We were also waiting for the infamous quote for the meter box to be re-sited.
Our neighbour-to-be, Scott, was kind enough to keep an eye on our build and let us know if anything was happening. So after arriving back in the dark on Friday we hot footed it to the site on Saturday morning to check it out.
We arrived just as the frame was finished being delivered, the blue colour on the timber is a termite treatment.
[excuse the wonkey donkey photo – guess who lost the level indicator on her camera….]
The site was looking good as the storm water drainage had been done and the site had been tidied. Here’s hoping, as we weren’t here to see it happen, that they didn’t cut into the Service Free Zone. This is earmarked for a pool further down the line, hopefully, after we have recovered from the expense of the build.
Enter stage right: The rain garden!
As far as I can tell at this stage it looks OK. I’m not sure it is sited quite correctly as it appears to extend to the boundary line but I shall raise that with our SS when he calls today.
Good news for our neighbours in 309 and 310, also Wisdom builds, who had their sites scraped on Friday and their piering and formwork done on Monday. Today they’ve had their plumbing done and their waffle pods and reo delivered too – its all go!
…. STOP THE PRESS …. STOP THE PRESS …. STOP THE PRESS …. STOP THE PRESS ….
We have frames!
Just popped up to the site and hoped that they might have started the framing and they’ve nearly finished the ground floor! What a difference a day makes 🙂
View from the RHS across 310’s formwork and piering
View from the LHS – including the meter box.