The chippies were due to start last Friday but for some reason about being footy players (????) they had a day off and began our house on Monday. Not a big deal seeings as though the timber didn’t arrive until Friday lunchtime. The lil fella, bub and I were lucky enough to be passing by just as the truck was unloading and Lachie was thrilled to see the ‘crane’ in action!
There have been a few issues regarding the supply of electricity to the site. We organised and subsequently had completed the underground electricity pit over 2 months ago and informed M of this. We signed over authority for them to connect power when we signed the final contracts a few months ago too. The electrician who did all the wiring to the meter box etc (that’s another error I’ll go into shortly) or the office at M still not organised for power to actually be connected and now we are waiting for United Energy to connect power to the site (it could take up to 2 weeks).
Luckily for us (but perhaps not our future neighbours) our SS is a man of action and isn’t really interested in going through the office for everything. He organised for a generator (at their cost) to be on site Monday morning so the guys could power their saws, nail guns and most importantly their radio, sandwich cooker and kettle J No holdups there…
Monday morning bright and early the chippies got started and progressively during the week the house is starting to come together.
I have heaps of piccies taken on various days….
|The end of Day One and look how far they've come. I was a little timid in taking the photos. I didn't want them to think I was taking photos of the shirtless one ;)|
|Day Two - the basic frame for the whole downstairs. This is the front of the house (minus the garage on the right)|
|Lovin' the nice big entry.|
|The sitting room and stairs (on right) The Jetmaster gas fire will go in the middle and there will be lovely big windows on either side. Mummy's retreat = no sticky fingers allowed. LOL|
|Powder Room with two lovely little windows to go either side of the mirror.|
|Laundry...so nice and big!|
|Adults Lounge and TV area - so much bigger than we remembered|
|Kitchen (on left) and Dining leading onto Grand Outdoor Room|
|Kids Rumpus Room|
|Looking from the back of the block onto the Rumpus and part of the Grand Outdoor Room.|
|Looking back again... love the wide space of the doors from dining to outdoor room.|