|On site first thing Friday morning
The problem was that the piers had been done for the whole house based on the peg out done by the surveyors which was incorrect. The front section was pegged out in the right spot but the middle and back sections were incorrect. However, after all the piers were done it was less difficulty and expense to move the smaller front section rather than the larger middle and back sections of the house.
I designed the house to go the whole way across the block to make best use of solar access, so I was worried that by moving the house in one direction, the setbacks would be too close in another direction. Some further measuring and checking on the computer CAD drawings showed that this was, thankfully, not the case and I could calm down and have some breakfast.
The change to the location of the front section of the house meant that more piers had to be bored and concreted, meaning further cost to me after paying for surveyors to peg out the house, which they did incorrectly.
|Filling with concrete
|Pier holes bored
The concreters then continued putting up the formwork, which was now checked and double checked and as I had the CAD drawings of the house on my on computer I was able to give them accurate dimensions to check diagonals across the different sections of the house.
Even in May I still had an afternoon swim at the beach. Refreshing after a day of moving more timber.
|Culburra Beach late afternoon in May
Saturday morning I carefully checked the house formwork dimensions. The concreters were very accurate, mostly to the millimetre. Impressive given that it was all done with stakes and timber, and a relief given the earlier set out issues. At least the house will be correctly set out within itself, even if it in a slightly different spot on the block to where it was intended. Next week the concrete pour.
|Formwork from the front of the block
|And formwork from the back of the block