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I am a SAHM who does work from home occasionally, dedicated to raising 3 Godly, independent, healthy children. Loving the home building process though it is not without challenges. I have fairly free reign over the creative aspect of the project...just not the financial side!
Showing posts with label Site start. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Site start. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Site cut & scrape

I drove by this morning after dropping the children off to school and found I couldn't get far. I was held up by several BIG trucks trying to get on site. Tears welled up & I got the shivers. Eden Brae are on site after 18 months of our planning!

From near the letterbox
 This came from the front of the property - a small stump in the ground that Brad & I couldn't yank out. Now I see why!
 View towards the front - didn't expect that retaining wall.
 There is a significant drop down to the grass - not obvious in the photo
 More obvious here as we can't see the grassed area.

Whilst I was there, I found an overdue water bill that had been sitting in the letterbox for a while. Upon ringing Sydney Water, it is because we haven't given them a final reading. I am not so sure where the meter is or even if it is still there. If there isn't a meter anymore, we will have to pay huge amounts for having an unmetered property. I am truly hoping that it is not something that I have to followup with the demolition company. Please, NO! I really wish this sort of thing was properly explained to the client - you sort of find out through default. Sydney Water told me that I needed to call them as soon as the tenants moved out and then again just before demolition.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

At last...the magic words!

Our file has moved to the construction phase of building after 12 months in Admin. We have the name of our Site Supervisor, Troy M. Another of my fellow HomeOners also has Troy as her supervisor and seems satisfied.

"He has been great so far. Very on top of things and has addressed any issues that we have had (e.g. shower niches were fixed up when I raised questions about them). He has been very accommodating anytime that we have wanted to go to the house to have an inspection and has been AOK with us employing our own independent inspector as well. Also provides you with screen shots of whats happening over the next 2 weeks so you know what is happening on site, even though you can't see it. When you go and inspect your house, you will notice that he will quickly do a visual inspection as well. He is happy to answer any questions you may have when you meet with him and I have emailed him countless of times with questions."

Here's to a happy build with Troy!