Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Finally some framing

Happy New Year!!

Welcome to 2014 everyone. I hope it is a prosperous one for you all.

Today is New Years Day 2014. It's been over 2 years since we first lodged our application with the council to extend our house. And finally we have actually started to see some real building happening.

Dave has laid the 4 big bearers in the extension and had concreted in the stumps.
Some of the stump holes had massive rocks in them so he had to put metal dowels into the rock to secure the cement.

Some of the stump holes were double stump holes like this one under the edge of the existing house.

And here are the four main bearers in place waiting for cement.

Also, he has been framing up the existing floor in the out living room. New bearers and joists and it now feels solid as a rock.

We had a big timber delivery yesterday and thanks to the cool lady at the hardware shop, saved almost $400 on this lot. It was for some of the joists in the new house. Today we started laying them. Hooray!!

The rain came though so we headed off to the pool for a swim with the kids in the afternoon. We have covered the timber with black plastic because the weather is not looking good for the rest of the week.

Other things happening in the background are that the bricklayer is finishing a job off at the bosses house and will be doing our job after that (hopefully next week but I think he went on a big bender at Christmas so may be delayed). Also the steel has been measured up and is being made to also hopefully go in next week if we can arrange another concrete pour asap.

Next Monday I am taking the kids to Tassie to visit Mum while Dave stays to do work without the kids under his feet. I just hope the weather ad delays don't make it a wasted time for him.

So that's what's been going on over this holiday season. It is all a bit exciting :)


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