The concretors delivered the goods on Thursday and finished the slab, just in time for Easter. Now we really get a true picture of how much yard space is left and it looks pretty good for a nice flat space at the back and quite a large side yard because of our 20+ m frontage. Now we are up for our first big progress payment :(.
Fowler Homes got in touch with us this week about removing the excess dirt. They offered to do it at $550/12 tonne load. I found another contractor to do it for $300/load, starting first thing Tuesday morning. They will also move some up the back to use later in levelling the yard.
Fowler Homes Site Supervisor told me that the external plumbing should be completed next Thursday (1 week for slab curing) and then the frame should be delivered within the week following that. We also confirmed the mortar and joint type for our internal recycled press brick wall in the Meals Room - off white with a raked joint. Nice, nice, nice...
Although I'd love it to be quicker, progress has been reasonable so far. Fingers crossed it stays that way.