So at the end of 7 days since the panel work started we have the majority of internal and external walls done downstairs.
It’s a bit of a head spin really, at this stage next week looks like the form work will go in for the upper story slab, assuming there are no unforseen issues.
After our many builds previously that were double brick I have to say this is the cleanest site I have ever seen, no piles of site rubbish anywhere and when we arrived late afternoon on Thursday to have another look the R9WA guys were sweeping the slab and cleaning around the site! its amazing to see a building crew that take pride in keeping a tidy work site, this is also a good thing as far as site safety.
There are some high end project builders ( which we have used in the past) that could take a leaf out of the R9WA book as far as we are concerned for site culture.
Below are some pics of internal walls.
Internal walls laundry
Entry hall walls
Internal wall theatre entrance
Partial office walls
3rd of December 2013. Site clean in preparation for the R9 panel tracks to be laid on the slab. The wall panels slot into metal tracks around the perimeter of the slab.
Site clean rear view
23RD of December 2013. The track system that the R9 panels slot into has started to be put in place on the slab. After this everything slows down after Christmas for a few weeks.
R9 panel track
Tracks down ready for panels
20TH of January 2014. Ready to unload the panels from the truck but a minor setback of the forklift getting bogged holds us up for a day. Oops.
21ST January 2014. The panels have been unloaded and the first panels are up! all in the same day. I have never seen a build this quick, the crew are fantastic, seriously hardworking blokes. Our house has it’s first walls, happy days.
Panels unloaded and first panels up
First panels up day 1
22ND January 2014. By the end of the second day there are more walls to the lower floor.
Second day progress
Second day wall progress
Second day progress rear view
Second day progress inside view Great Room
external wall office and laundry
Day 3 progress