Saturday, February 28, 2009

Demolition people get their act together..

I was pleasantly surprised when I drove by today to see demo unit onsite ready to scrape the land tomorrow. Threatening I would bring the media in really got them going.. :) They will still need to deal with the Work Cover Inspector though!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Demolition company sucks...

I've lodged a complaint with Work Cover and the Department of Fair Trading. An inspector from Work Cover will be onsite.. hopefully these jerks get a big fat fine for leaving asbestos on the site...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Some pictures here of some pieces of asbestos laying around. Not many pieces however could be a hazard if they go under a drill when they start to drill for the piers.. 

Earth works began today, and had to be halted unfortunately. Some pieces of asbestos were found on the site, so these need to be removed. It is only a handful of pieces however for safety reason they need to go. The demolition people I used a few months ago will be visiting tomorrow and see to the removal. The other issues now is that EBH want all other bits and pieces of bricks removed as well, and a 100mm deep site scrape. Not sure if the demo company will do that without asking for more $$. It appears though they did not leave the site in an "ideal" state for construction.

Here you can see three shots of the site as it was after the demolition team left.. now I don't know if this is not typical or not... ?

'Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in..." argh..

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Not much activity yet..

EBH sign post up.. I guess that's a start... :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Detailed floor plan

Here is the floor plan..
It has been raining all weekend.. it's dry out today though.. hopefully work starts this week..

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Good news!

Good news for a change. All details have been finalized with the construction company and so work can commence next week (week of 16th February) weather permitting. Judging by the rain and forecast at the moment, it'll probably be delayed. Fingers crossed.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Some good news.. easement surveys have been received.. construction certificate has been received.. now just waiting for work permit and construction can begin!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


And easement dug up to reveal storm water pipe.... Bankstown council... assholes.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This is the floor plan for the Bridgeport 26 we've gone with.. just the right size.. rather than go overkill on the size (double/triple story etc) I've opted for high end inclusions everywhere..
hope that was a good call.. :) I'm told size doesn't matter.. HAH!

More pictures of the vacant block here.. as you know I am building with EBH.. surveyors have been on site and have pegged the place.. good news I guess. I shall place salt circles around the pegs and conjur up the home building gods to protect... uh.. for a smooth building process... yeah... right.

There is an easement to the right of the property (when you're facing it from the street) that needs to have the level of the pipe surveyed so will have to have that dug out.. won't be easy.

Construction certificate should follow....unless they try to screw me further..... clearly I don't know what I am getting myself into here.