Saturday, June 19, 2010

Making the sleepers

Here are pictured of the formwork to manufacture my boundary sleeper wall. Nice guy out in Redcliffe who I got this done.

By taking rough measurements from the contours I calculated I need 26 sleepers. I hope I don't have too less. These are not cheap things.

Friday, June 18, 2010

It's all falling into place

Yippee, just been advised by BCC that the Operational Works for Excavation/Fill has been approved. Now we can start to build. I would only image it will take a few weeks to process the paper work with the builder. Our CSC has been so helpful. I hope it can continue.

The whole ordeal with DMR has been a nightmare. I'd be happy if that's the last interaction I have with them. I'll be dealing with the inspectors from DMR and STA to ensure the walls are being constructed as per the design.

Monday, June 14, 2010

We've done it Part 2

Now this is the real one.

After a false start in March. We've finally done it. We changed the design because the sleeper wall all around the boundary was going to cost about half the costs of the house. There was no way I was going to spend that money on a wall we won't enjoy. We went with a design which was cheaper, but not exactly what we want. We would take the boundary sleeper wall to only take out a few panels of the boundary, then fill an elevated yard. The risks involved with excavating around the boundary without disturbing the main road was too much for any builder to take on. Image if the wall came tumbling down. We would have government and officials over in no time, not to mention the chaos we would cause to traffic along a major arterial.

Now it's up to BCC to do their part so we can start building.