Montague 21

29 July 2017

Frame complete!

Week 4: I think today was one of the windiest days I have ever ventured outside in my life! I mean, bits of trees flew at me the whole drive, the car was shaking, I am just so glad to be alive to share this post with ya'll :)
We are basically in week 4 since Porter Davis started the excavations again and we can see progress every single week. A day after we got the notification that the bank paid for the slab we received the invoice for the frame. On Monday we will have Darbecca inspect the slab and the frame and hopefully PD did a good job and we won't have a whole headache of chasing them up to fix tons of things... it's nice to hope for things...

We now have a roof frame and everything~~
The back alfresco with my finger for that extra artistic flare~

23 July 2017

We have a SLAB!!!! AND A FRAME!!!!

Week 3: Last week on Monday we had the pre-pour inspection done by Darbbeca, they only found some minor things to rectify and Porter Davis fixed them on the spot. The concrete was poured the next day on Tuesday. We thought we'd go check out our new slab over the weekend but we never expected the surprise that awaited us on our lot... In a few days they made huge progress on the frame and even brought in all the windows and doors.
Not just a slab!!
Front of the house
We were ecstatic going through the house and seeing where everything is going to be.
You can imagine how the house is going to turn out and add big windows for a nice effect but nothing beats seeing how nice and big everything is
kitchen window as seen from the alfresco

bedroom and second living area windows, large and in charge! 

The huge window we added to the living room
The house is overlooking the oil refinery. If you've watched the movie "The Castle" then we are almost living the Australian dream! Location, location, location! thanks to this movie we are more amused by this view than annoyed by its monstrosity...
'It's a real testament to men's ability to produce [oil]" (The Castle)
Our very own castle! couldn't be happier!!!

We have yet to hear from our site supervisor. As long as he is doing his job then he can stay in the shadows for all I care. But would be nice to get a call and get some sort of timeline.
Yep- we still don't have one o' them fancy timelines everyone puts in their blogs. 

We also got to meet our very nice neighbors. They were kind enough to come and meet us for a chat. It is very reassuring knowing that you're going to live in a nice neighborhood with lovely people. :) 

So, to be continued...........

14 July 2017

New site start

Hey there readers, long time since I posted, been very busy and very anxious about all the things that happened with the build. I was so anxious that I didn't tell anyone about the new site start just didn't want to get excited and then disappointed again if they find something else wrong with our site (So far we paid about 48k for the whole asbestos thing). But the site started two weeks ago 30 June. Excavation done, screw piles in, electricity in, bunch of other things done and slab needs to be poured next week on Tuesday.
I hope to share a nice picture of the slab by next weekend... keep your fingers crossed! :)