Last Friday the demolition finally came to an end. Ending a month long wait to see the land flat. Punctured by the halt in construction activity the contractor was finding it difficult to get vehicles for transporting the debris from the house.
So once we had the flat land we had to measure it and make two parts of it for us and our uncle.
We called in the architect and he came in on Saturday evening. Both the contracters were there and armed with a measuring tape and the map of the area, he started measuring the land with the tape. The lines were drawn with lime powder and there were two halts made of the total land. This was the first milestone in the construction of the house.
Also it was the first big step in fulfilling of the dream. Te next step is excavation for the foundation. Since our plans are not finalized, we do not have the plans for the columns and foundation. And since uncle has his, he has taken the opportunity to start work at his end.
More updates to follow.
If you have been following me on Twitter, Flickr or Facebook, you would have noticed that we have started with te demolition of the house. It was a mixed feeling to part with the house that I have grown up and spent 26 years of my life, but then it also had a feeling of a dream being fulfilled. I have uploaded some pics on flickr and will continue to update my online stats with the status if the dream being fulfilled.
I would be re-building the house that I have lived in for 26 years now. We are ready to demolish the 50 year old structure this month and start with the foundation and columns later this month.
The house ‘Bella-Kunj‘ was built by my grandfather, in the 1960′s and has seen four generations of Almeida’s. Currently there are two families occupying the house, my uncle on the ground floor and our family on the first floor.
The reason for taking this extreme step of bringing down the house is mainly due to the age of the house. It has begun to show the signs of aging, there are cracks emerging on the surface and the house shakes when we walk on the terrace .
So, now there will be two separate houses in the area that the current house occupies. One for us and one for our uncle’s family.
I would be posting the milestones for this mega event as they happen with photographs, so do keep watching this space.