Saturday, March 15, 2008

Closing up the house

This is the view of the house at 9am this morning. Volunteers have been busy during the week putting up the roof and framing. Our task today was to enclose the house in building paper and then we could start working on putting up the weather board. It was a very muggy and hot day and eight volunteers (5 women and 3 men) on site definitely worked up a sweat!This is the view of the house after our hard day's work. We managed to finish covering the house in the building wrap, and even managed to get the first round of weather board on (you can see it at the base on this photo).

There will be no working bee next Saturday as it is Easter weekend, however we will need all hands back on deck the following Saturday and we look forward to seeing all our friendly volunteers.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Roof Framing done!

A group of Habitat volunteers working with the Malcam Trust people completed the roof framing today. The trusses arrived just after morning tea. By afternoon tea they were all in place with the purlins attached. Working in the sunshine of Dunedin, it was a good effort to complete these so quickly. There was a lot of good homour and much hammering. Many hands make light work. Thanks guys, well done. As someone said, "It looks like a house now!"

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Saturday build

The floor is down, frames are up and the scaffolding is in place. Things are ticking along nicely.
Today nine volunteers, including three new faces, Finlay, Jeff and Brian, spent the day putting up the fence. Despite rain setting in just as we were putting in the last fence posts we had a good day. As a team everyone worked really hard and did not seem to want to stop until the job was finished even when it rained. Wet though we were at the end, there was a good feeling of satisfaction among a great team. Thanks.