Met our site supervisor on-site today. He's outlined a rough build program highlighting key dates in the build. We inspected the site-cut. Here's a picture of our site.
Next step is for them to drill holes through the soil which will be filled with concrete to ground level to create "bored piers" - 56 in total across the site. Over these bored piers is placed crushed rock and then the slab is poured over the top. This is a very important step in the build since this process creates the foundations of our home.