Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Coolest Crane in the World

Das ist the most WUNDERBAR crane ever.
Well okay there must be better cranes, but this is the coolest I've seen yet.
For such a small footprint (fits neatly into madang lane), it goes up a long long loooong way!


Yes I had to get to work - How convenient is the bus stop location...

Like i said, Coolest Crane in the World.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

69.5% of our timber columns are up....

View from scarborough beach road.
It's starting to look quite obvious now. Our neighbour June is getting calls from her friends asking how the "eiffel tower on scarbs" is going. :-)
Next level of the toilet block is almost up, and this time, was done in a thin bed mortar instead of the thick bed.
A crane is arriving in a few days to put up the remaining Hebel precast concrete roof panels over the toilet block.

We reckon there will be more timber than straw bales in this house. Also, we've only now realised (well I've only now realised- C may have realised this earlier), that EVERY SINGLE BALE will have to be shaped to fit around the columns!
So if anyone reading this blog is interested in some straw bale work come February, come forward! :-) We could use a few extra hands.

view from madang lane of the W house.

the camera is standing in our bedroom

love my power tools yes i do.

C with the sander sanding down all our beams.

puff pmmmfff pmmmmfff

massive and heavy LVLs

its starting to look a bit like a house now!

can you see the city in the photo below!

found these doors lying out for curbside collection.
nicked them.
that is handee.
another saturday night sunset over 234A

Monday, October 26, 2009

tall timber columns, large angle brackets, and black n blue fingers.....

26 % of our timber columns are up.....

sorting out the dodgy corners....
ok.... we gotz a problemo....
it doesnt fit!
timber borrowed from the builders at peppie grove library
owwww... stubbed my finger on the angle.....should've been wearing gloves.....
i think i might just need a manicure before the wedding.............

this silly plant is overgrown all over the site and is a pain to get rid of!

our end column stripped bare by kris... nice work! now we route the edges and off we go....

might have been a pig on a spit about 60 years ago, but maybe they are neaderthal remains????
another saturday night dusk over 234A hancock street......
we have no life.......