Framework started weeks ago but unfortunately so did the rain! From memory it was Wednesday 13 July that the Framework started. We Flew to Melbourne the Following day For a 4 day bit of R & R without the kids and Mum also had a Body Shop conference to attend, which basically could have its own blog, it was great!!!
|The first storey on our return from melbourne. The afternoon sun on it's way down gave the site a beautiful glow.|
So on our return we were expecting a Fabulous transformation. We were pretty content with the bottom storey having been installed. It had apparently rained in Sydney (we were enjoying the cold and windy yet very dry Melbourne weather) and had not realised. There was also weekend in there when the builders do not usually work as well!
So then the rain really came down. We had days of constant rain that totally Forbade the time of Framers at our site which was very bad news to us. Each day one of us would drive past .......just in case.... then Finally on 19 July the the Framing was Finalised! What a Feat to do it in only 6 days with so much water passing through. On that same day we also had our doors and windows installed.
We Freaked out a bit because they were there For a Few days prior, waiting For the sun to show its Face. Whilst they were there we thought that they looked very dark and nearly black in colour which was not our intention as we had chosen Woodland Grey. Fortunately on closer inspection we agreed that they were in Fact the correct colour and that there was no worry needed.
During the window and door installation we did have one window, to the kitchen that was damaged. The glass is broken. Not sure how but am sure that it will be Fixed at a later date. A Film has since been put on the glass to help protect it. Hopefully there will be no need for protection from vandals with all of the security driving around the area??
So since the 19th, has been the waiting game. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Oh cue the rain here too. We think that just to torment us the rain came! There has been little outdoor activity at most homes.
On the 1st August our plumbing was installed, or the pipework for a better word. There is also some copper piping which Forms the hot water system connector (I hope that it is not stolen as in our Field of work copper is Favourable and quite often stolen). We love the word COPPER!!
Whilst we were on one visit to the house we saw a Fox in the neighbours house. It came out of their property and walked down to the riparian areas of the creek. The kids thought it was great.
So the pipework was Finally Finished on the 2 August and the latest inspection led to a very Funny realisation! WE have two port- a- loos. Now you know how much we love them, but could it be possible that they multiply in the rain?? What could this mean??
|The framework and roof are on. See the clouds inthe back ground waiting to rain on us again?|
|The rear view of the house. The window colour is definitely the grey we wanted. You may be able to notice the broken kitchen window inthe alfresco area too.|
On Thursday 4 August the bricks were Finally delivered to the site. Dad happily spoke to the guy who dropped them off and he told Dad that they were a priority order straight From the kiln. All Mum could say was "did they deliver the brickies too?" The delivery guy tried to stack them in areas close to all sides of the house to make it easier for the brickies. Unfortunately, the sand was delivered a bit earlier and it blocked the driveway and access to the right side of the house. Therefore the brickies will have to cart these ones themselves. Forgot to mention also, that the two houses on our right (Facing From the street) have started. The one next to us has a Fence and has been levelled, this is why the brick delivery dude could not get in any other way. The other house to the right of that already has a slab installed but doesn't have a Front boundary Fence. Not sure on whether you do legally need one. Not too Fussed , just noticed the Fact!.
Fabulous, Favourite, Fabbo Friday..... and the brickies started. Dad was in the area again and stopped to see the brickies starting the First course. They said that they would do the first course today to set the levels. They will be back on Monday to start bricking upwards. They told Dad that they would probably take 5 days to Finish it all. Mum has written this in her diary.
|The multiplying port- a loos. Hope it is not contagious!!.|
Around the area the people behind have all but Finished their bricking which seemed to have gone really FAST. Well is seemed that the bricking was continuing whilst ours was going nowhere. Their bricks look great. I cannot wait to see them cleaned up.
Over and out!