Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Piering done

According to my little spy (ok not so little - and just my dad) I have a toilet and electricals and the piering has been done. Well I figure thats what the concrete square dotting my block are about.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Getting Started

The site scrape

I've now met the Carlisle North team, because my house is their first together they organised a photo opportunity down at the block today. So after the usual handshakes and smiley photos (that are apparently going to make an appearance on their website) I got to watch my house get started.

Dad came down from work at lunch time to watch as well - it's nice to know I'm not completely alone in this process even if I am paying for every cent of it by myself. I ducked down the street to have a cool drink with a friend who has bought in Riverdale on Plenty while the site works were being done.

Apparently Dad went back later tonight to see what had done and said they pulled some pretty serious rocks out of the ground. Although they all seem like floaters and won't cause too much dramas in the actual construction. Thankfully I have fixed site costs either way, if I didn't I possibly wouldn't sleep until the slab was completely down.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

and so it begins...

Today is the day for my site scrape and I'm seriously excited as someone once said on a facebook comment - not big kev excited (because very few people can muster that up) - but I found $100 in an old jacket.

I must be excited because I feel like I hardly slept a wink. I'm now at work with my hair freshly blow waved, a change of clothes in my bag and the afternoon off so I can attend the site scrape to have some photos taken by Carlisle.

My house will be the first they build in the North - so they want to get the team together for a photo opportunity. It's nice I'm able to see at least a bit of this process actually happening, as the block is just not particularly convenient for me to visit any day other than Sunday without taking time off work.

I've spoken to my building supervisor yesterday who was absolutely lovely. It's so reassuring to know that my house is in the hands of people who seem genuine, it's such a change from what I experienced at my first attempt.

20 weeks - give or take a few and I'll be a homeowner