Last week’s Friday update from our Site Supervisor promised an action packed week and so far so good 🙂
Monday: Brick delivery
Tuesday: Brickies lay 1st course of bricks
Wednesday: Granite Guard termite treatment to be installed
Thursday: Brickies return
What fantastic progress with the construction so far from Wisdom, here’s hoping it continues. From what I’ve heard there is a shortage of brickies in Sydney so we were lucky to get them straight away.
Framing took a week and I was there when the chippies finished and tidied up, they left the site spotless. I’m thinking ‘It looks great just go, I want to take photos before the light changes!’ I got back home at 5pm and lo and behold there in my inbox was the Framing invoice. You’ve got to love the Accounts Department’s efficiency. Pity they couldn’t do a secondment to help out the Estimating department 🙂
It’s not happened unless there is photographic evidence so:
First up a panorama of both sides of the street, it’s all go! It turns out to be mainly double stories on our side of the street and single stories on the other. We should hopefully be able to see the Blue Mountains in the far distance from upstairs.
The main brick was delivered on Monday and the accent brick today and I double checked and they are the correct ones. More importantly I still like them!
- Brick delivery
- Correct bricks:
- Main brick: PGH Foundations ‘Cement’
- Accent brick: PGH Alfresco ‘Chocolatto’
- Pallets broken down and ready for action
- 1st course laid and the accent brick
- Interested local keeping an eye on things
Here’s hoping the brickies are here to stay, when they are finished I think it will be the installation of the fascia and guttering then the roof. Houspect, our independent building inspectors, were at the site today doing the second inspection, framing and roof trusses, hopefully we will get their report tomorrow as they are pretty quick.
I am off to the UK on Thursday for a few weeks R&R so fingers crossed the weather is kind here and by the time I get back the brickies have finished. I will do my best to keep updating the blog as hubby will be keeping me abreast of progress.