Saturday, 30 July 2011

Real Progress

We have been so happy with the build this week. It feels like it has been a long time coming but we are finally seeing some real work happening and there has been someone on site every day this week.

Monday started with the frame being complete, windows put in on Tuesday and bricks were positioned ready to go, bricking started Wednesday and continued right until Friday. We are happy with what they have completed so far. SS advised that it would take up to 2 weeks to complete but if this perfect weather we are having sticks around as predicted and they keep working at this pace, I imagine it will not take 2 weeks at all. The bricks look great however I have been questioning our decision to use off white mortar considering we are having a surfmist roof and pearl white windows. Too late to change our minds now but I just wish we had of considered it earlier.

Along with the brickwork continuing this week, we are also expecting to hear from the electrician. This is a really big deal for us as at this point in the build we are still unaware of what the additional cost of our electricals will be. We are still not even entirely sure about how it all works. My understanding is that One Three Designer Homes include a light fitting and power point to each room, 2 antenna outlets and 2 phone lines. Any thing we choose above that inclusion, is negotiated and paid directly to the electrician, in order to avoid the builders margin and keep costs down. We purchase the fittings and he charges us to install them. With potentially such a big cost that will be funded entirely out of our pocket, I am feeling a little nervous. Hopefully by the end of the week we will have some answers.

Progress of the last week:

                                         Roof finsihed. Bricks on site ready to go

                                         The progress they made in 2 days         

Close up

We are very hopeful that with this weather we will see the brick almost finished by the end of the week

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