September 8, 2022
August has seen activities on site ramp up significantly, as you will see by August construction photos. To be brief, earthworks were completed early in the month and the form work/pre-slab work was completed a few days later. The slab got poured in the second week of August. Henley did a wonderful job of getting the frame up and the roof trusses on, this was all finished by the 31st.
The first pic clearly shows the block level, bored piers in place, and now ready for the slab. The earthworks guys did a great job in completing the job considering the bad weather we experienced.
These 2 pictures depict the prep work for the slab having been completed. Large polystyrene blocks are used and an integral part of the “waffle pod” slab design.
At this point I had an independent building inspector attend the site to assess the work so far. Assessment was on both quality of work and adherence to the engineering design set down in Henley’s construction drawings.
All of the items identified by the building inspector were of a minor nature and were easily rectified. Despite that, as of today, Henley have failed to respond in writing (As they told me they would do) to the items identified in the assessment.
Frame goes up
Frame & roof trusses complete.
As can be seen from the photos, great progress has been made in August. The slab pour went well and the guys erecting the frame did an exceptionally good job. Again, especially so with the bad weather we experienced.
The frame stage is now complete and I have just made the progress payment on that stage. Henley notified me on September 2nd, 2022, that the fascia, gutter and roof cover are next to commence.
As I am currently overseas, my friend Rob W, was kind enough to take many of these photos for me. I’d like to thank Rob, and the Henley onsite crew for allowing Rob onto site to take the photos.
If you haven’t done so already, check out my construction photos from July.