Well, here we go – we’re moving up! This past week, Metricon Homes started framing up our house. No longer do we have a flat, almost 2D flat block of land with a bunch of cement on it. We now have the ability to start visualising what our home will look like, and how the dimensions are all going to work. While most of the framing that has been done, there’s a few issues here and there, but it’s nothing the site supervisor and/or inspector should have an issue picking up on – I’d assume they’ll invite us along for the walkthrough anyways, before moving on to the next stage.
After a relatively dry week, it took our builders around two days of work to get much of the lower level of our home framed up. According to our site supervisor, we should have the roof trusses on by the end of next week – they’re already on site (and with our name on them too!). Our house has been marked. Tattooed even!
Elsewhere around the neighbourhood, things are really picking up. Our neighbour across the street had site scrape recently, so it looks like progress is finally being made on their lot. They had similar issues that we did with bushfire regulations – I think they dealt with the same guy at Blacktown Council as we did. As for Amanda’s place, they now have a beautifully landscaped front yard! Along with the new fencing they’ve put in, there home is really coming together nicely.
Sales at Stonecutters Ridge are picking up too! The lots behind us are set to be released onto the market over the coming weeks. We may soon have neighbours on the other side of our rear fence!
As for the golf course, it’s full steam ahead. According to the sales office, six holes will be open in two months time, with the remaining 12 to open early 2011, after using the summer months to let the fairways grown in and mature. The permanent clubhouse will start construction around the same time too – it’s already been approved by Council.
At any rate, I’m exhausted – I shot a wedding today (for the first time) and I’m worn out. It’s a pretty daunting task, but seemed to turn out well. I had no idea it was such hard work! We quickly stopped by our lot this morning, then rushed off to support the lovely couple.
So, I leave you with a few pictures: