Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Day 19: Slab Poured

Received a call from the site manager this morning to say the slab has been poured.  Unfortunately we are interstate and can't see it for ourselves.  Instead, here's a pic of our current view - we are staying at Paul's parents in the Barossa Valley, and yes they own a winery, so the views are vineyards as far as the eye can see.  Somewhat more picturesque than a dirty grey slab, yet Paul and I are itching to see the progress on our building site!

Our view over the past week, taken from the back verandah at Paul's parents

The next few days will consist of a site clean and then the frame timber arrives Friday for a Monday start. The Site Manager had been trying to get a delivery of bricks to place at the back of the block before the slab was laid, but unfortunately Austral have a delay in supplying the Hawksburn brick and he's been told delivery won't be until 24th October.  This is the second delivery date he's been given in 3 weeks so it's a bit of a concern if there's a short supply issue at the moment.  Hopefully they stick to the date and we'll see brickwork commencing the day after Melbourne Cup day!

We fly back to Melbourne tomorrow, so will head out to the block and take some pictures in the next few days.

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