Thursday, June 16, 2016

Our House Build - Getting Flatter!

Lots of progress today, the pad for the house is flat, we've determined what we want to do with the yard and the shed, as well as the driveway from the garage to the shed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Our House Build - The Excavator Is Back!

The excavator arrived back onsite this afternoon!

They made short work of the front portion of the cut, it's now down to the level of the trench.

Here's another angle. It's quite deep at the tallest section.

I tried to use the timer with the phone to take a photo with me standing by the cut for scale, but couldn't find anywhere convenient to sit the phone - here it's resting on the tracks of the excavator.

This is looking out over the Wannon Water Hatchery shed from floor level.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Our House Build - Site Works Day 1

Here's a photo I took from a stormwater lid on Saturday, as a "before" - I'll try and get more shots from here every day if I can catch the light (since it's getting darker earlier and earlier)

The developers had just removed their temporary fencing but still hadn't concreted this section of footpath in front of our block!

Cri-tech ( excavator on-site and part way into the cut. This shot was taken at mid-day.

I dropped back around 4.30pm before the sun went down. This hour before sunset is what photographers refer to as the "golden hour" - there's one an hour after sunrise too, but I'm not an early riser so tend to miss that one!

Trench dug along boundary - I am not 100% but I believe this has been dug to the intended cut depth and is used as a guide for the rest of the work.

On the fill side - the top soil has been scraped, this looks like the start of some fill on top, although I'm not sure.

Looks like the developers got their act together earlier in the week and got the footpath concreted. Lucky!

Pile of top-soil. We're stockpiling quite a bit so we can get a decent level for the backyard area once we've done the cut/fill for the house.

From the far end of the boundary trench looking back. The house over the road is brick at the rear, although still doesn't look too imposing; It'll be interesting to see how high they fence it on the side facing our street.

More tomorrow, with any luck :)