Ready to rock n roll

Since officially reaching construction stage two weeks ago, my blogging fingers have been itching to report exciting news of building activity at the block.

Last Friday I resisted the urge to post an update about the unmistakable evidence of the peg out survey….red sticks poking out of the four corners of the block. Not the most earth-shattering news by any means but progress nonetheless!


Site Pegged Out 28.11.14

I’d hoped to hear from our Site Manager all week to get an idea of what to expect over the next couple of weeks before the Christmas shutdown. But when the days went by without a word from the SM, I started to lose hope of seeing any action on our block this year.

So, imagine my surprise when I drove by the block today and saw not only the temporary fence up but the site had clearly been cut, filled and scraped. Woo friggin hoo!!!

Cut & fill and site scrape

Cut & fill and site scrape

Primed for piering

Primed for piering

Well I decided to give the SM an impromptu call to introduce myself. He sounded apologetic about not calling earlier but all was forgiven as he made up for it by giving me the best news ever…piering was scheduled for tomorrow and slab pour is definitely booked for next week! OMG! Is it really happening??????

As an aside, our new CSC sent us a ‘Welcome to Construction’ email which contained a reminder that we are not permitted on site without a Metricon representative.  As if that letter wasn’t enough to deter us sneaking in unsupervised, it turns out Metricon have installed surveillance camera on site. Hmm I might have to get a drone to take photos of the build progress?

Warning: Trespassers will be filmed!

Warning: Trespassers will be filmed!

Now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the portaloo 🙂

11 thoughts on “Ready to rock n roll

  1. lunar62 says:

    Yay! Progress 😊
    Are they cameras that will allow you to log in and watch progress too? I believe the Eden Brae ones allow that. Otherwise you will have to practice your stealth moves.

  2. trixee says:

    Woohoo! That will be fantastic! I wouldn’t worry about the camera too much unless they say something to you about it, it’s obviously just to stop theft. 🙂

  3. Monalisa says:

    Btw, did you have an allowance for the rocks in the M paperwork?
    We have one for 3K as there were some found in the Borehole report. However, M have advised that as this is a provisional sum, they will refund if there are no big amount of rocks… hope this is the case!

    • Sheilzy says:

      Hey Mona we only have a $1k provisional allowance for rock. We queried the amount as it doesn’t seem enough but M reassured us it should be fine. Hopefully we don’t hit rock at all. Fingers crossed you don’t either😄

      • monalisa says:

        Thanks Sheila. In the first tender it was $1k. Not sure why it webt up 3 times. Will have to keep a close eye on this. Let me know if the adjust and refund.

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