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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

How is that building work going?

The weather here lately might be a bit disappointing for the gardeners among us, but for the builders next door it has been perfect weather. No delays caused by rain...just sunny spring days.

In the last update, the lower 2 levels of timber framing had been completed. We knew that the next levels would be started soon because the scaffolders came in and worked over 2 days. Other than the earthmoving equipment in the first week of this project, I find that the scaffolding days are the noisiest and most irritating. There is also a tendency for these workers to use 'strings of invective'...shall we say?

Here's Brad in the front, behind him is Rich, the owner of the company and a third person...standing on the scaffolding near my kitchen window... having a bit of a conflab!


After the scaffolding had been extended upwards another level, another mobile crane came in again.



And its job was to lift the bundles of timber up to the next level...




While all that timber was being hauled up on all 7 houses, the team of bricklayers were building the common brick walls up to that 3rd level .


The top level of bricks is just about finished...

This is the view, looking back, from our front veranda....





Below is a panorama shot of the development taken on the Sunday of the week before last...the brick walls on level 3 have all been completed...


An ordinary photo taken the same afternoon from across the street...
 And turning the camera more towards the end of the street...

And this these are the photos that I took last Sunday...


Level 2 of the house next to our property at the front...

There is a small passway behind the garage of house#1 and the 6 attached houses...
 The photo below was taken from the other side of the street and shows the progress...the 3rd level brick walls have been completed


 I noted the triangular shapes propped against the walls on level 3...


I found out yesterday (Monday) that they are prefabricated roof trusses...
So that's what's been happening next door during the last fortnight...

5 comments:

Dorothy said...

Its been very interesting watching the progress of this building. Three stories !!!! I think that's criminal being allowed to build that high in a residential area. When are they expecting to have it finished ? xox

Susan said...

I'm enjoying hearing the tales but Im sure I wouldn't enjoy it next to me either!

is this happening north south east or wast of you - it will obviously affect the sun you get in part of your house & garden.

Noela said...

Starting to look really high now. Is that the last level. Hugs......

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

I think you are showing great fortitude whilst all this is going on.
I am finding these posts really interesting, just sorry you have to have all this going on next door. Must be noisy, dusty and those naughty boys with their colourful language.

Becky said...

So this is going to be 3 stories high? WOW! And so close... not sure I could handle that. I hope you get GREAT neighbors!