|Goodbye Fibro Shanty|
Together, the team helped make the work a smooth and painless exercise.
I spoke with several neighbours on the adjacent properties who remarked at how well they managed this project. That alone kept my mind at ease. The team also kept the job site and roadway clean and tidy.
Let's go through the chronology of the demolition job and the site preparations since April.
Since April we have been working in the garden to recover some Agapanthus plants and sandstone flagging that will be used later on when we landscape the site. Unfortunately, there really was absolutely nothing worth saving inside the house.
16th May -> 6th June - Clearing the site of sandstone garden edging and plants which will be recycled.
|16/5 Sandstone garden edging removal|
|17/5 Sandstone stockpile growing!|
|31/5 Sandstone pile continues to grow!|
|6/6 Agapanthus piles-a-plenty|
|10/6 Mango tree is removed - Note the damaged fence panels due to the Mango Tree.|
|11/6 - Site Fencing is up and we are ready to go|
|12/6 Asbestos Cladding is removed|
|15/6 Masonry removal|
18th June - Excavator arrives onsite. Mechanical removal preparations
|18/6 11:50am Excavator onsite and ready for mechanical demolition|
Completely off topic; If you really want to see Chris hard at work, check out this absolutely amazing video; Giving a Kookaburra a head scratch.
First load is ready for transport 20 minutes later (12:10pm).
|18/6 12:10 pm Machine operator (Chris) is ready to load the first truck 20 minutes later ;)|
|19/6 You may notice the bucket is a leaky one. Very good for sifting through the mud.|
|20/6 Leaky bucket and stockpiles ready for the final load|
|22/6 Clearance is complete|
We have advised the Builder and the clearance certificate was provided by DemoCorp on the 24/6/15. Now it's all up to our builder, Rawson Homes, to get the construction certificate sorted for the next step - 'The Slab'. Rawson tell us we are still a few weeks from starting. Once the construction certificate is provided, they still need to obtain a peg-out at the site (done by an external contractor). We are apparently scheduled for a July start, but no specific date as yet.