Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Monday, October 16, 2017

THE BIRTH OF A BUILDING

As most readers know, we moved into a retirement village six months ago. The village has been growing over the last five years and the last two stages are in progress at the moment. We have been watching the quadplexes being built opposite us, well not quite opposite thank goodness so we can keep our view of the forest. It has been interesting watching the buildings grow.
 The retaining wall is up and the drainage done.

 The concrete slab is poured.

 Pouring concrete

 Blocks for the ground floor walls arrive.

 The garage walls are up. scaffolding for the upper units.

 Walls, windows and roof.

The street is developing.

Painting, balcony shutters, hot water heater, air con inside outfitting and landscaping.

People are moving into the "Upper Apartment "this week. Access is from the road behind the building while access to the lower "Garden Apartment" is from this street. So there are no stairs in the village.

21 comments:

  1. Hello, having a place with no stairs is convenient. I like the modern look of these homes. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  2. I can't believe it's already been 6 months! I like that your community is so close to Nature and to trails. No stairs is also a plus. When we can no longer do the stairs, we'll have to leave this house.

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  3. I have commented before that your community is very attractive and well planned. My house doesn't have any stairs in it or to it, which is a plus.

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  4. It's interesting to watch construction from the beginning. So much work seems to happen before anything rises above the ground. No stairs here, unless the lift breaks down, then there are rather a lot.

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  5. wow interesting to see It is developing into a whole village

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  6. Good to see the stages of the new buildings. The bush is good to look at - any snakes I wonder?

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  7. A real 'ringside seat' to observe the building work. The new homes look nice.

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  8. Interesting views how to build a house!

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  9. The Birth of a Building is RIGHT..... That complex must be doing well--selling those homes... I love the idea of NO STAIRS.... Perfect for us retirees.... Not sure what we'll do if and when we sell our home.. There is a neat small set of condos not far from us that I've been 'eyeing'.....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. what fun watching this. and when they are done and landscaped it will look like it has been there as long as yours. you landed in the perfect place for the two of you

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  11. I hope that they do not decide to build more opposite you the forest is a big advantage. Have a good week t'other Diane

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  12. Nice that you saved up all the images so that you could show us the progression of this building project, Diana. I wondered how many more buildings may be aded to your development. Hopefully, your forest view will not be obstructed in the future.

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  13. I find it fascinating watching a construction rise from the ground, especially when you have an interest in it. I really like the use of the lay of the land to avoid stairs!

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  14. Clever design not to have any stairs.

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  15. Fun to watch your new community expand. Bill (this one) would definitely love to watch the project as a sidewalk superintendent.

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  16. Gosh that was quick going up Diane! I can understand why more went up here, it's such a lovely spot!

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  17. It is always interesting to see these buildings go up.

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  18. Wow that goes quick ! When I think that they still built one brick on the other and that lasts ! Finished houses are only moving in slowly. They can be built up in 3 days. I mean the walls windows and doors. The inside lasts a bit longer !

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  19. WOW! It was nice to see the step by step process to build a building...

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  20. Fascinating series - you may it look as though it took about 5 minutes to build the whole thing!

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  21. Isn't it so interesting to watch it all come together? Locally there has been an assisted living home going up next to the church my granddaughter goes to pre-school in and I've been watching it go up. It seems those type of buildings are going up everywhere as people live longer.
    When we werE in Italy this summer my husband's 90 year old uncles could walk up two flights of stairs faster than I could! It made me determined to stay in shape as long as I can.

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