The Wall Part 1

Today has been a pretty productive day albeit an exhausting one. My father in law turned up Friday evening after the usual 5hr drive and pretty much got stuck right into sorting out some of our electrics, turning off the kitchen area and turning other areas on, all in preparation for today. This morning started … Continue reading The Wall Part 1

Brick piers

Now that the concrete is set, we ordered in 250 extruded common bricks and some yellow brick sand to build up the 11 piers required to support the bearers and joists. We ordered the materials from MBS this time and came under budget which was good, especially since there are a lot more expenses to … Continue reading Brick piers

Pier pads

With the mounds of dirt that were taken away a few weeks ago, we were able to make a start on digging the holes for the remaining piers. Anthony measured the 450×450 squares, which instructed by our structural plans, were to be no further than 1800mm apart. In total we were looking at 11 holes … Continue reading Pier pads

Dirt removal

After a couple of quotes ranging from $3000 to $9000, we booked in an excavation service to remove the laundry slab, the dirt underneath and the dirt in the bathroom. The guys turned up nice and early as they said and got stuck into it. The job was a mostly manual one as they had … Continue reading Dirt removal