Our builder, Wisdom Homes, is definitely working fast on our build! :-)
Just last week, 27th June, the iron bars were set up on the slab area. On Tuesday this week, 30th June, I finally got a call from the Site Supervisor, Warren, and got updates on what has been happening. He was supposed to call me last week but was not able to. I mentioned to him about the lucky tokens we wanted to embed with the slabs. He said he was pretty sure the slabs would be poured on Thursday morning at 7am so I could still drop by and hand them to the boys at the site. But he called that afternoon supposedly to confirm the Thursday pouring schedule but instead told me that the pouring has already been completed that same afternoon by the boys! Uh-oh, there goes our lucky tokens. :-( I guess we have to be a bit creative about this and find a way to embed these later on….hopefully…
Here are a lot of pictures taken on the 1st of July (WED) when I decided to drop by and see for myself the slabs that have been completed as I already got a billing from Wisdom a couple of days before saying that the slabs have been completed when in fact it has not yet been done. So in order for me to order funds to be released, I had to make sure the slabs were really there before signing off on the invoice and then ask our bank to send payment to our builder.
And here are newly poured-in slabs…
This was taken from the front. That’s going to be where the driveway is.
Still taken from the front
Ours is the slab on the right. The other one on the left is our neighbour’s who is also building with Wisdom. He’s way ahead of us.
This is side the right-hand side of the house. That’s the garage side. No activity yet happening at our neighbour’s lot so we can still freely walk down this side.
That’s a huge single garage. We couldn’t have a double as we have an easement there. However, if we had known beforehand that the developer had moved the easement (after we had bought), we could have asked for the house to be flipped and the garage side could have been extended a bit on the left side allowing us for a double garage. But it’s alright….no biggie for us. :-)
Almost 2m sideyard….we’ll plan a retreat there somehow…
Right-hand side of the house
Now….look at these pictures…..we are inside the site! No fence barring the site pics…..see… :-)
On Thursday, 2nd July, we met with the Landscape person, Michael, to discuss elevation and other landscaping plans that would have to be finalized before actual work on the house happens and access to the site would be limited.
Our backyard has a slight slope so unfortunately, we would have to pay extra to have that area leveled off and make that yard more usable. We have decided to put a retaining wall near the house and keep the height level as that of the drain we have at the back of the house.
The slabs are drier now…..this was on the 5th of July….look at our neighbour’s house….those timbers were not there yet last Thursday….they’re fast!
Our SS said that frames for our home are doing to be delivered this week and the timber the following week…..things will be happening on our house soon!
EXCITING DAYS AHEAD!!!