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Monday, August 12, 2013

More work next door...

There have been lots of tradies on the building site in the last few weeks and quite a bit of progress has been made...
The floor joists are in place for the second level of the houses...
 A closer look...

Now this tradie (photo below) was going into each house and nailing pieces of timber near the top of the wall...you can see this on the wall above his ladder in the next photo... when I took this photo he was lining up, following directions from Brad (the builder).

In the next photo you can see Brad with the gadget that comes out very now and then during this build...I guess the digital screen gives him lots of information about distances and angles and levels etc...
The mobile crane driver is standing ready for his task...
 Here's a closeup of Brad...(sorry Karen, just a head and shoulders lol!)

The tradie placing all those short pieces of timber is adjusting the one on the other side ...

Now it's the turn of the crane operator...that's a steel beam there, lying on top of the timber...

Getting ready to hoist the beam into place...


the beam is starting its journey now...
 It's up!

In the next photo, Brad, the crane operator  and the tradie are maneuvering the beam into place...



So after many hours of work, the steel beams were put into place on all 7 houses...

Next day the builders come in again to lay sheets of flooring....



Then next morning, the scaffolders arrived. And what a noisy operation that was!! Before I went to Sisters of Stitch, I took a photo from our front veranda...



Because the scaffolding is outside the building area of each house, it makes the scaffolding appear very close to us!!
When I came home from SoS, I took these photos from the street...


As the next photo shows, the scaffolding is not as close to our house as it seemed in the photo taken from our veranda.

 And lastly a photo looking through the garage area of house #3


In the next 'installment', I'll show photos of the bricklayers who are now back again to build the next level/s.  

3 comments:

Noela said...

Progress is happening very quickly now. You will have new neighbours before you know it. Hugs.....

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Another really interesting post about the building next door Maria.
Bet the new neighbours when they arrive would be fascinated to read your blog about the history of the build.

Naturally Carol said...

They are really coming along aren't they Maria! I hope you get a good friendly bunch of new neighbours too!