I suppose pink does show up rather well when you are using an excavator.
This week we have had the trenches dug for the foundations. The pile of fine gravel was shovelled over each of the areas to be concreted, and the trenches were sprayed with pesticide.
The next time we looked, the formwork was down, along with the plastic, which is a moisture and termite barrier. I assume the gravel was to prevent punctures, much as one beds an above-ground swimming-pool on sand. The construction seems to fill the back yard!
Over the plastic goes the reinforcing mesh, or as it's called in Australia, "reo".
We learnt a new word. The mesh is held at the correct height with these little plastic chairs.
And it's exciting to look at our future family room!