Monday, 25 June 2012

Excavations commenced today

After last week burying the geocubes into the drainage pitt, the site has finally been cleared and levelled off to some degree today.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Geo-cube material arrived on Friday

The Geocube material arrived, which will be constructed and placed into the excavated hole in the (to-be) backyard of our new house.

This pit will filter all water that comes in off the guttering and floor waste, or so I'm led to believe.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Drainage tank installed!

Here we have a few photos of the hole for the discharge control pit. This pit will be filled with geocubes - basically, material-covered plastic boxes that allow water to pass through but retain sediment. The resulting water is then passed by gravity into the main water tank.

Another photo of the pit, along with the pile of sandstone to be removed from site. Another pile remains but this pile comprises mostly soil and should be used for cut-and-fill process.

 Photos below are the access point for the main water tank. It was installed on Saturday 9th June 2012.

Photo below are rubble to be removed (from the drainage pit) and a close-up of the old interconnects for solar, waste and power for the pool.

Some interesting information on drainage -

Friday, 8 June 2012

Pegout, and Excavations commenced!

On 19th May, the site had a peg-out done. This seemed to have little relevance to actual placement of the house on the property, except in the most broadest terms... Some photos of the pegs (woohoo!)

On Friday 1st June, we were notified that we had officially entered the CONSTRUCTION PHASE!

On Monday 4th June, we removed the temporary 'FenceFast' fencing at the front, and immediately afterwards, Masterton installed their own, put the Masterton generic build sign up, and one of those Building Site warning signs.

Today, the excavations for the detention pit commenced. They hit sandstone immediately, which should cost us an extra $3000. This was an expected cost, as we similarly struck sandstone in the same area when excavating for the pool a year earlier.

They started digging the detention pit.