After much checking, measuring and checking again the position of plumbing and various other sticky out bits (technical term) we finally have some upstairs concrete.
This is good for getting a perspective of how big the rooms and bathrooms will be and getting a feel for the layout. Upstairs wall panels will be ready to go in a couple of weeks giving the concrete some curing time and from then on we hope a roof.
Below are some pics of the reinforcing and concrete that was completed yesterday.
First floor reo complete
First floor reo sitting room and office
Upstairs reo, office, bathroom and master
Stairs boxed up
Concrete in master and ensuite
Concrete looking from upstairs sitting toward family
Concrete stair well and family room opening
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