House update: I present to you our slab

It’s all happening people! The slab is DOWN…. I’ve been stalking the block and taking lots of photos.

Here it is, the plumbing is in and it’s boxed up and ready for the concrete.

We got to the block at about 8.15am to see it all happening. I knew if we weren’t early the boys would miss seeing the pump. Thank you concrete guys! They all paused and watched me take photos.

Oooo wet concrete makes me happy.

There she is in all her glory!

Here you can see the front door set-back and the footings have been poured for my verandah all the way across the front.

So the concreter’s weren’t impressed that my slab had to be perfect on the edges. Normally a slab can be out 20-30mm as the brickie comes in and evens it up. But because we are doing weatherboard and the first board sits on the slab, the edges had to measure (and look neat and smooth) correctly with not a mm out.

They’ve sponged and rounded all of the edges. Pretty slab!

And here is the back pergola – it’s going under roofline. Like Father, like Son what are they doing with their hands?? Ha!

So that’s it! The slab is down. The frames have been made and they are on their way! Stay tuned…



  • Renee

    Oooooh! Pretty slab 🙂 I am hanging out for this exciting first stage on our house…the waiting is killing me.

    • Katrina (author)

      Hope your slab isn’t too far away! X

  • Renee

    Oooooh! Pretty slab. I am hanging out for this exciting first stage on our house…the waiting is killing me.

  • Miss Gingham

    And a very nice slab it is too Katrina! I hope the rest of the build goes smoothly for you. P xx

    • Katrina (author)

      I hope so too Pamela! Thanks for coming over to my blog.

  • mctool75

    It must be soo exciting! Hopefully one day I’ll get to build my own house 🙂

    • Katrina (author)

      You never know! 🙂

  • Clare

    That has to be the best looking slab I have ever seen 😉

    • Katrina (author)

      Isn’t it?? Haha! I’m proud.

    • Katrina (author)

      I’m pumped!

  • brismod

    Oh wow! That frame is going to be up in no time now that slab is down. xx

    • Katrina (author)

      Can’t wait!

  • Angel - Hammer and Heels

    Ha ha it’s so cute how excited you get 🙂

    I remember how excited I was when I our slab went down. It’s such a mile stone.

    Do you think you will be at lock up before Christmas? There is about 7 1/2 weeks left before Chrissy.

    • Katrina (author)

      Yes! We’ll be at lock-up! Whooo hoo!

  • A-M

    Oh it’s a biggie. Love the edges. Good to see the detail coming in to play already. This is going to be so much fun! #slabpride xx

  • kl

    Congrats on achieving one of the bigger milestones! It looks like a big slab! Looking forward to watching all your progress, x KL

  • engineerMum

    I’ve never seen such a clean edged slab! And I think I enjoyed seeing your boys checking out the slab the most! Boys!!! Love em! My boys would be figuring it all out too!

  • Michelle Hayward

    THRILLED for you!!!!!! How very exciting!!! Woo hoo!!! Cannot wait to see the rest happening!! 🙂

  • Amanda

    Am so excited for you Katrina and can’t wait to follow your new house and it’s progress here on your blog! x

  • Julie-Ann

    That is the prettiest slab I have ever seen:). And it looks huge. The boys must have loved to see the concrete poured. What is it about trucks that boys love so much???

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