Building 'The Lodge' - Our Journey

We never thought this day would come but finally our land is 'scraped and pegged' and the house-build is officially commencing on Tuesday 7th October 2008. We hope you will join us throughout our first house-build project... exciting times ahead!

Friday, October 24, 2008

And then there was frame!

Well we truly didn't expect the builders to have done much this week with all the torrential rain we've been having but we drove out to take a look nevertheless and I am glad we did because the bottom half of the frame is up!

It really is quite scary how well the build is going so far and I don't like to jinx it but we have been very impressed by the speed and workmanship and hope this is just a sign of even more good things to come.

We couldn't get in past the fences because they've padlocked it all up but I managed to take some pics anyway. As before, just click on the image below and it will take you to a slideshow containing even more pics for your enjoyment (and excuse the beautiful blue skies)!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We love concrete!

As promised, some pics of the slab from our visit on Saturday - we are absolutely chuffed to bits with the progress they've made so far...

Click anywhere on the image below to be taken to a slideshow with even more to see...!

Hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Day 4 and slab poured!

Well we got an e-mail today from our Customer Service Representative (CSR), Priscilla, to say that our build is 15% complete and the slab has been poured! And we're only 4 days into the build!! I hate to count my chickens before they hatch but if our experience in the last week is anything to go by, the build is going to be a lot smoother than the administration leading up to it!

Pics of 'slab' to follow this weekend once we've been out to inspect.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Scraped & pegged as at 6th October 2008!

The house-build is officially due to commence today so it was much to our delight when we popped by the land on the way home from house-boating yesterday to discover it has been 'scraped and pegged'.

As you can see the land has been prepared, the 'outline' pegged and various other bits and bobs such as waste-water pipes and foundations - pretty impressive stuff.

A good start. Let's hope it continues this way! And now for some pics...

Interior Plans

Where it all started...

Rewind to September 2007 and our purchase of the land - a few pics to reminisce!