Monday, June 21, 2010

Looks Like Some Walls are Needed ..........

I guess the stumps have been in long enough for the cement to "cure" and harden, so progress on the Mansion has resumed.

Everything looks nice and level and most of the base "battens?" have been added.  Starting to get an idea of the size of the building, although from past experience, we have learned that everything invariably looks "small" during the early stages.  We can clearly see how the building has been divided into halves down the middle (lengthwise).  Technically, the house must be "removable" so even though it is being built on-site, its construction follows normal principles for such a dwelling.

Completion date is now late-November, so we have taken Ziegler Parade off the market for a while as we need to get the moving-out and moving-in events as closely aligned as possible.  Also, there are about six houses on the market in Allansford at the moment, so it might be worth it if we can avoid this glut.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Out of the ground, something is arising.......

The Mansion progresses.  At last, we see some actual building activity taking place.  Looks like we will have a firm "footing" on the ground to support the high-rise, one-story Penthouse once walls, etc. start to be added.  In the meantime, I guess we have to wait for the concrete to set properly before any further advancement is made.  Got me "stumped" as to why things happen this way - but then I'm no builder.