Friday, 22 March 2013

Day 1

Today marked day 1 of the building process.

As planned the excavators started working on the block to make way for the slab. I was fortunate enough to be able to meet with our Manager for stage 1 of the building process. He was great. I drove to the site today and started to take a few photos. John (the Stage 1 Site Manager) came to greet me and take me through what was happening.

John is not going to be our Builder however he will be overseeing Stage 1 which includes the slab.

He advised us that they expect the slab to be laid by April 5 (which is 2 weeks away). We requested that the slab sit for 5 days before they commence work on the house. We have heard that it is worthwhile letting the slab sit for a few weeks (preferably) as this lets the slab settle on the site. Many have questioned this due to the advancements in concrete technology, but we thought there was no harm in letting it sit for a few days.

The only draw back we had today was when the excavators found a septic tank in the ground on site. Obviously they removed it however they have to charge us to take it away!!

John estimated the cost to be around $600. Seems that we may need to start shaking that money tree we planted a few months back!


  1. Congrats on making the site start.

    Can I ask if you had to clear the block of land, that is debris, grass to be cut etc? How much did it cost you?

  2. Hi, thanks for your message. The block was cleared by the demolition company we hired. As part of our quote we made sure that all excess debris was taken away. If you are building with Metricon that is a requirement in their contract. Have you chosen a demolition company as yet?