Groundwork has started. In just 2 days a lot of work has been done like putting drainage pipes and wells to the ground. Most likely coming week the foundation will be done. You can find some pictures under the picture tab or just press this link.
It has been a while that there was an update and that was mainly because we where spending a relaxing holiday. Although we had holiday some things have continued during our holiday. From end of June till mid-July we have spend the holiday in Estonia.
During this time the carroof has been constructed. They did a great job and they needed only four full days of construction time before it was finnished. During the next weeks they will be one more time back to do some finnishing touches. It looks great. For pictures please check here.
When we came back from Estonia we started with the painting work of the carroof. The actual color painting will be done next year at the same time as the house so there won't be any color difference but the base paint for the protection against weather conditions is done now.
After some painting we went for a few days to Ålands Islands. Last Sunday we came back from there and we continued with the painting work. This will continue for the next few days also.
During the beginning of July Helmitalo has called us because they wanted to start with ground and foundation work but they needed the ground research report first. It was agreed with the company who would execute this that this would be done during mid-July. It was a bit of a shame that this has caused some delay but ok...we arranged fast when we came back from Estonia that this would be done and send the report to Helmitalo with the hope they could start as fast as possible. Marje tried to call to helmitalo but reached the answering machine which was saying that till somewhere in beginning of August they have holiday (like the rest of Finland). We where thinking nothing would be done before then. But apperently we where wrong :-).
Today in the morning the foundation company was calling that they would like to bring the excavator to the land because they want to start with the work. Wow...earlier then thought they are starting. So behind the scenes people are still working. Around 15:00 they brought the truck with the excavator to our land and tomorrow the groundwork and foundation work will start. Very exiting!
So from today onwards some more regular blog writing can be expected.