Happy New Year! We are on deck and full steam ahead with 2013!
Just before we left for Christmas the house reached Lock Up Stage, which was quite a feat produced by all of the supervisors, tradies and labourers. The house was sheeted, windows in, and wiring almost complete. With all trades due back next week, the internals of the house will next be sheeted. On the last day of work we headed out to the Bunnings Tradestore on Webb Drive to see where some of our materials are coming from for the build of the house. The staff were very helpful and gave a quick tour of the James Hardie products we were using on that day.
With the first week of the working week almost over for 2013 the team in the office have been busy planning and scheduling the first quarter of the year. The website, opening weekend, competitions, and editable gardens are some of the exciting things coming up!
What are you looking forward to most seeing in the house?
We have officially reached the 2 month mark with construction of the house this week! And it has been full steam ahead since we began on Monday 15th October, that we are in fact a week early in our timeline.
This week has seen the continued installing of all of our monitoring and sensor equipment. Being an essential part of the reporting and data collection process this is a very important stage. Michael from AV Design in Townsville has been instrumental in helping us set up and organise all of this equipment. He and Darren are being interviewed this week about this process by the Townsville Bulletin, so keep an eye on in Saturday’s paper for them.
Also this week Bunnings hosted a BBQ at the house as a bit of a celebration, but also to introduce their staff to the house, and educate them on the type of products we are using in construction.
At this stage we may very well be at lock up before Christmas!