Monday, 25 June 2012

And the framing begins

The following Wednesday night we went out to the site to see what had been done since the weekend. It was dark when we got there, so our photos didn't come out too good. But basically, there were piles and piles of timber planks and timber sheeting, ready to be put up over the next few days.

The night before there was an earthquake in eastern Victoria that was felt in Metropolitan Melbourne. Our little apartment in one of the many high rises in Melbourne CBD shook a little, and then swayed some more. When it was over, we both thought about our slab and wondered whether that was safe.

It was. Our trip out there on Wednesday night confirmed it. Our house has already survived an earthquake!

We went back out in the weekend and spent some time studying the frame and getting a sense of the different rooms of the ground floor:

Ground floor getting framed up

Looking from the front of the house

Looking from the Alfresco towards the living area

That basically brings our blog up to date!

We can't wait to see the framing for upstairs. I'm sure if it wasn't so dark by the time we got home from work we would be out there every night trying to see if anything new had been done. It's almost as though we don't want to miss any of it.

Framing is supposed to be finished by the end of the week, depending on weather. And Melbourne (like Auckland) is known to have four seasons in one day.

We are currently doing some research on independent inspectors so that we can book in a few inspections along the way. We are also due to meet our SS for the first time when the frame stage is finished. We would have expected to meet our SS much earlier in the process.

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