By Meg Escott
We’re building a house in Ireland and we’re into month 2 of the build phase of the project. This month it's all about laying foundations and putting in some of the steel.
It’s a great feeling popping over to the house and watching things happen. Myles, our foreman keeps us up to date with everything that’s happening. Mostly, they just get on with it.
And things are moving forward. Let’s have a look at the progress made this month.
This month is all about foundations and groundwork. It’s all stuff we won’t see but it will keep the house from sinking into the ground.
There's a lot of insulation going into the foundation to keep us warm.
The internal demolition on the east side commenced with scaffolding in place to support the ceiling while we wait for the steel to arrive.
Some of the steel starts to go up.
There are a few things that have an impact on the budget. On the plus side there is already a significant amount of damp course in place which puts us in credit. On the other hand, the walls of the garages aren’t in great shape and a decision is taken that they need to be pulled down and rebuilt. We’re just about flat overall after the laying foundations phase.
We get our first bill towards the end of this month which once approved by the architect and QS we’re happy to pay. We’re well on our way with the project.
After all the thought that we put in to window design last month we meet with architect to agree on the final window design. We also need to find a supplier to design and create a stained glass window to replace the picture window at the front of the house.
It’s also time to start putting in some footwork around the kitchen showrooms.
This month we visit...
We'll bring in one or two more kitchen companies next month.
8 - More architectural floor plans (coming soon)