Backyard Week on Blocks starts on traditional rainy weather, but the bad weather is the least of the team’s problems, as drama starts over work starting before the plans have been approved.
And the distribution of Margaret River trees draws rage from Josh and Luke when they think Kirsty and Jesse have taken more than their fair share. They initiate an investigation that brings surprisingly new evidence to light, leading to a sudden change of opinion.
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With massive backyards to deliver in a week, all teams are eager to get started. Some are so eager that they have started working before Blocksengineer Doug Turnbull has signed their plans, which are constantly changing.
Over at Ronnie and Georgia’s site, work has already begun to dig the hole where the concrete bench will go if approved, ringing alarm bells for foreman Keith.
At House 5, work is also underway before the plans have been approved, after Keith asked landscaper Jayson Cutting to quit.
“I’m not happy … large structures occur and we do not even have any technique,” Keith tells Jesse.
Jayson comes back on Keith and Dan’s bad side when poles are installed in the ground for bench seats, but it has not been approved yet either.
“I don’t think Jayson is a ‘cowboy’ or anything like that, he knows how much we need to get done this week, really eager and eager, so he did his best to get the ball rolling,” Jesse says.
Later that day, Kirsty and Jesse set off on their night away to win Hallway and Laundry Week. They have left the site in the hands of builder Paulie, while Jayson continues to lead the construction team.
But it’s not long before Jayson is in Dan’s sights again, as a concrete truck rocks up on the spot ready to pour shortly before tools down.
“When the concrete comes in, it will all happen pretty quickly … we’re an hour over, we’ve been hit by the rain, we’ve been hit with a few sets of backs. I think we’ll probably have to use it until 6.30. I reckon we’ll be done with everything, ”Jayson explains.
Dan tells Jayson that they can not risk anything by letting them work late.
“I think we’ll shut it all down,” Keith says.
“Right now I feel with Kirsty and Jesse because they are not in the place, they do not know it is happening and it is going to cost them a lot of money,” Dan says.
“This landscape gardener, we’ve already given him a few warnings, and right now he’s sitting on that line, whether he gets kicked off or not.”
And what a difference a day makes. Keith and Dan stop by the next morning to set the rules again, but find that they do not really need it.
“Basically, you’re on your last warning,” Keith says.
After learning from experience, Jayson has come on board Blocks‘s construction procedures.
“I apologize guys and we will not order any concrete until it is 100 percent inspected and deregistered,” he tells Keith and Dan.
Kirsty and Jesse make a fleeting visit back to the place before setting off again to attend Kirsty’s nan funeral. What the couple does not know is that there is another drama underway at the venue after they won Hallway and Laundry Week by only once, despite some teams having to deliver two.
Josh and Luke get even more furious when they find out BlocksThe entire allotment of the Margaret River Grass Trees has gone to Houses 2 and 5. But that frustration is only directed at House 5, which Luke assumes took the majority of the trees.
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“They’ve been very greedy. They have the biggest backyard they have to hurt, and instead they’ve gone ‘Oh let’s just take the whole sponsorship amount of trees when no one else can have the trees.’ It’s bulls-t, ”Luke claims.
“I do not think at all that number 5 plays the match fair. It’s dirty tactics. They were dirty with the referees, they did not admit that they did not do their second time, they have managed it, they should have been together last with us, and they should have shared around the trees, ”he continues.
“Lovely, happy, smiley country people. Dirty, they are dirty.”
Josh questions if they can be sure it was house 5, so they start an investigation.
“We’m pretty sure it’s House 5,” Josh says.
“Just because of the large size of the block, and when I tried to chat with Margaret River yesterday, they did not really deny that it was house 5,” adds Luke.
However, a little walk to the parking lot with Mitch and Mark builder Jason brings forth new evidence. The twins spot house 2’s three massive dragon trees in the back of a truck, and these mature trees are far more expensive than the trees House 5 ordered for their backyard.
“[House 2] took the budget … yes you were wrong, ”Josh tells Luke.
At this point, Luke is happy that the majority of the three allotment went to House 2, and has decided to drop the issue altogether.
“I was just worried it was house 5 because they have a massive backyard and they have to fight a bit,” he says.
Mitch and Mark are both amused and confused about the whole saga.
“It sounds like they’re pro-us and a little negative towards Kirsty and Jesse, which is weird. I can see nothing but joy,” Mitch says.
Once another non-scandal is resolved, teams return to work overseeing pool installations, painting fences and pouring concrete. But something tells us that this is not the last we hear from the twins about Kirsty and Jesse.
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