Saturday, February 11, 2012

Slab Done

I've had a crazy week but yes I finally have a slab. Penrith is having a very wet start to the year and the rain just wouldn't go away. At the moment I'm marking all the rain days on a calendar and this month we may have had 3 days in otal with no rain what so ever. On Saturday last week the concreters were on site and they basically swept the water off my land with brooms. They then let it dry on Sunday.

On Monday morning before the rain hit they then came and laid black plastic, the foam and rio, ready to poor as the ground was nice and dry now. With the black plastic down it didn't matter if it rained now.

I drove past on Wednesday and the slab was all done. Very happy to see it done. Now the rain won't really effect the rest, we should start to see it all go up from here and frames were actually due to be delivered on Monday (held off obviously) so I'm expecting frames to start sometime next week.

The other bit of news I got was Kerry my customer service lady at Kurmond Homes left this Friday. I haven't heard who will be looking after me customer service wise. I don't like it when people change, you build a relationship with someone and have to start over. I also got a adverse weather variation for the delay from the rain.They only put 3 days down, not bad considering it rained a lot more.

It's good to see some of my friends slabs started to. I noticed on Friday Deon and Ursulas frames were delivered so they must be pretty happy.

Here's some photo's of our big slab.

They covered the garage, probably because it steps down.

Our AC slab.

This is our Alfresco, can't wait to drink my morning coffee out here.

Again Alfresco, looking into Kitchen and Rumpus. This is where our cornerless door is going.


  1. we are doing corner stackers/bifolds aswel are kurmond doing the flyscreens on them? All flyscreens are included in our tender but not the ones for the corner stackers.

  2. Hi Jordan Springs Family - yeh it's in our tender that we get fly screens to ours. Strange it's not included,does it say that specifically? Oh I think because you have bifolds. We decided to have sliding stacker doors for now and we'll upgrade them later to bifolds, it was one of those things we knew we could change later, it was just important for us to have it cornerless to start.

  3. Hep,

    Pls ignore my stupdity but whats a adverse weather variation


    1. Congrats! It's a long wait hasn't it. Hopefully more sunny days lay ahead for us, building.


  4. Rain days mate. You'll find they have a planned finish date in your contract, so this is how they extend it due to bad weather.

  5. Hi Luke,

    Good to see you've got your slab down... YAY it's all starting to come together now..!!! It's going to be a big home. They are putting up our frame work today and should be finished by Friday, depending on the weather of course. Fingers crossed the weather is getting better for all of us building =)

    Deon & Ursula