Construction Update 5: Pouring The Concrete Slab

Concrete truck

Driving up our street yesterday and seeing that huge concrete truck and pump was surreal… It finally hit me that ‘THIS IS HAPPENING!’

For so long I couldn’t shake the feeling of doubt that we would actually build our own home. Perhaps it was fear of the risk or just that we had been planning for so long it didn’t feel like we’d ever move past that stage?

But seeing them pouring the concrete slab made me finally believe this is happening and I am SO EXCITED to start planning rooms and see the house progress.

In the gallery, I’ve roughly marked the layout of the rooms for anyone who is curious (our bedroom, ensuite & study are in the tree because it will be on the second level 🙂 ).

I’ve never seen a concrete pour before and didn’t think I was the sort of person to get excited by trucks but it was so cool — Bruno and I couldn’t wipe the smiles of our faces!

The concrete will need 10 or so days to cure before framing begins, except for the area that will be polished (living, kitchen and dining) which will be polished in the next five days.

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Gina is the Editor of STYLE CURATOR, an award winning Australian blog about the pursuit of a stylish home. She is passionate about sharing her love of design, architecture, decorating and homewares. Having recently finished the build of her dream home, she's now tackling the never ending job of styling it. When she's not blogging or working with interior styling clients, you'll find her running after her 1 year-old son Patrick or getting her hands messy in a creative project.


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