I caught up with our SS over the phone last week to check on progress, only to be informed that more than one window was problematic on the upper floor. Greg ̶ having inherited those problems from our previous SS ̶ has now apparently addressed them, paving the way to move forward with our build.
The sliding door to Laundry has been installed, although from distance, I cannot see any protective covering on them – it is covered with dirt, and I hope that there are not any scratches on them.
Rendering on all elevations is currently underway, using Dulux AcraTex Renderwall, the application of which acts as a basecoat. This activity would be followed by, I suppose, Dulux AcraTex Trowel On Fine, which is a fine grain, acrylic texture delivering a render finish in Gnu Tan coloured, full acrylic coating that should look like the picture below (the picture below is not from our house).
Also noticed some fancy looking protective thingies around windows and edges of walls – see pictures below. No idea what its function is.
Eaves lining materials have been delivered on site, along with accessories (PVC extrusion); our SS informs me that eaves would be up once the scaffolding on the upper floor comes down on completion of rendering. All I have is a whacky photo of eaves lining materials to share at the moment, considering that I am locked out of site!
Our neighbour's lot now has a site fence and they are building with Beechwood Homes. It would be interesting to see how much their Builder cuts and fills, considering that their land was previously cut, more than perhaps it should be, resulting in a lot of fill towards our boundary on the Southern elevation.
Finally, and contrary to previous advice I received from our CSC, we received the invoice for the Frame stage; our financial lender promptly processed our payment request after receiving the inspection report from its valuer.