Taking shape now

Popped in on Saturday to take a look and it's really coming along well. Good progress. Builders have had great weather for it too.

Frame going up

Holly visited site again today and the frame's going up. This is going nice and fast and the weather's been great. Hooray!


Also Louis came first in two events at his school athletics carnival.

Slab is down, now to get moving up!

Visiting site this morning we got a good look at the concrete. Looks great and the space for our new kitchen and living room is going to feel enormous after the disjointed, poky rooms we had before.

Our building designer has worked up some 3D renderings of the latest detailing. It's getting exciting!



It begins

Holly just sent this photo of the concrete pour.

Concrete poured today

Slab was planned to be poured last Friday but sickness amongst the team meant they weren't ready. The builder brought in extra work and got things moving over the weekend. The kids and I popped in on Saturday morning to have a look and snap some photos. Builder also took some. The space for our new kitchen looked amazing on Saturday morning, with lovely Winter sun pouring down onto it as it will when most of the far wall is glazed.

Pour happens today. Very exciting given this is the big point where we start moving up! Weather seems to be in our favour for now.

Excavation underway

So demolition is nearly complete. Builders are now working on excavating down for the main slab where our new kitchen will be. Concrete apparently should be poured end of this week or early next week.

Demolition seems almost complete

Holly and I popped in on Friday to see progress. The back half of the house is now pretty much gone. Also some photos from a bit earlier in the week when Holly and Tracy visited.

Demolition starts today

After a rather frantic week of moving stuff around the house and clearing things out, we're ready for the build to start. Holly's been working like a trooper on this!

Builder moves in today with all his stuff, gets the site setup and start demolishing the back half of the house. Our furniture and stuff are distributed between the front rooms, shed and some at our friends' place.

As promised, here's the before photos.