Part 2 – Its starting to take shape

It has been a week or so since starting this second job, and the guys have really got a lot done in a short period of time.

They are almost at the stage where the majority of the sleepers are set in place, and the drainage pipes can be dug in and installed.

The focus of the next few days is to finish the retaining wall and drainage so that they can move on to the framing of the fence.

 

Part 2 – Some good early progress

A few more posts have gone in, which means that they have been installed all the way to around the front of the house.

They have also set some sleepers in place before levelling out and cementing the posts(next few days).

Each one of the sleepers weigh 45KG so its a bit of an effort to get so many set in such a short period of time. Great work so far.

 

Part 2 – The goodies have arrived

Very early this morning a truck unloaded all of the materials needed for the retaining wall. 

This delivery included:

  • 4 pallets of Sleepers (approx 60 sleepers)
  • A crate of post covers and post caps
  • approximately 25 posts, and
  • Cement mix to fix the posts

Soon after delivery, the contractors arrived and they they really got moving with and drilling the remaining post holes and fitting the first few posts.

The next few days will be focused on constructing the retaining wall and installing some of the drainage required. Should be an interesting week!

Part 2 – Lets go!

We have been waiting a very long time for this moment.

Today, our landscapers will be starting the job by running the string lines and starting with the drilling of post holes. By the end of the day the majority of post holes will be completed and in preparation for installation.

First few post holes drilled

A tonne (or 4) of Steel posts and Sleepers are being delivered tomorrow!

Super excited!

Part 2 – Scope creep

In a previous post,  I mentioned that the fence and concrete retaining wall at the side of the property will be installed as the next part of the landscaping work… Well, that plan has now expanded a little!

We will still be performing the works as outlined originally, but the job is growing so that the retaining wall continues the length of the side of the home and all the way around to the front. This increases the amount of retaining walls we will need to approx 50metres

This will allow the front levels to be brought up to match the backyard, giving us a larger usable space in the future.

It is also more economical to do this job in one go as the labour costs go up if we split the job in to 2 parts – bonus!

See the image below that highlights the original scope (green) vs updated scope (blue) 

Current state – The Front Yard

Here is photographic evidence of the disaster that is our front yard…….. 

The previous owners really didn’t care much about it and there has been little improvement since the place was built about 11 years ago.

We are on a corner block so the front yard is in the form of an L shape which wraps around the front and side of the home.

We are taking this as an opportunity to start with a blank canvas for our ideas, but that means A LOT of work to transform what we have into something useful and appealing.

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