As you could imagine, working in construction is not all glitz and glamour, in fact there is rarely any glitz or glamour at all. This can very much be said for the beginning of a job, which is where we are at, at the moment, with not one but four jobs. While it is often the most exciting part of a job for home owners, it’s not at all pretty to look at. Let’s take a brief look at what we’ve been up too.
Fernbrooke Homes – The Beginning x Four!
We have a huge renovation and extension going on at this Queenslander in Graceville. The owners are adding several bedrooms, living spaces, outdoor areas, pool house and carport. This will be AMAZING when finished and will represent our HIA Award portfolio for 2017. When have been busy getting the underslab plumbing work done, the rough in for electrical and framing up reading for cladding.
This week the excavation also began for the pool house. While muddy and messy now, the pool house will add a great deal of usable living space for this family of 5.
We began a new extension at Sherwood this week. Our clients have done a fantastic job of building in under this home, having done all the hard work themselves. Now though, as time gets away from them, they have decided to have us come in and do some of the bigger parts of the job, for example
Again this is a really clever extension that will greatly increase the living space in this home.
The job at Haigslea is our custom new build. I am really excited about this home, very similar in design to our previous modern Queenslander, this promises to be a stunning finished project. This last week was spent playing doge the rain, as footings were dug ready to be poured early the following week. The rain resulted in a few days delay and a mornings extra work, as the mud played havoc with our footings.
The job at Camira, you might remember as the carpentry only job for a owner builder, is coming along slowly. A few delays these past few weeks as we wait for others tradespeople to catch up to where we are. A bit of decking and trusses are set to go up this week. We should get a roll on with this one again now.
Rain is one of the biggest enemies of construction, it causes all sorts of delays, and stress when trying to reshuffle. It is always our aim to get the roof on our constructions as soon as possible, both for progress and for ensuring work flow afterwards. Plenty of progress to come for these projects, hopefully by the next update there will be a few pretty pictures to look at 🙂
What causes issues in your jobs? How do you ensure communication remains clear at work? What projects are you working on at the moment?