Archive for October, 2014

Interview with Ralph Alphonso – The Month of October 2014

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Barley Store

 
With a lot going on, Ralph runs through the busy month of October. The progress is impressive, from a site of foundations to a fully constructed building! One of the many perks of prefabricating wall, floor and roof cassettes!
 

 
For more video interviews head to our YouTube channel BarleyStore for the full Construction Diary Interviews playlist.
 

Video Diary: Floor and Wall Panels Construction

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Barley Store

 
In just three days we had the whole 5×4 structure up, with everyone working in sequence to make sure it was a smooth process. See the video below of all three days, or head to our YouTube channel BarleyStore for the full 5×4 Hayes Lane Project playlist.

 

Installing the Floor, Roof and Walls: Days 2 and 3

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by Barley Store

 
Day two of the prefabricated installation went rapidly. The third and the fourth stories were assembled, the riggers doing a fantastic job to get all the pieces up there by crane safely and in one piece.
 
On the final day of the assembly the third story and rooftop went up, completing the assembly process. The final piece was the wooden beams that create the ‘roof’ of the rooftop hot-tub.
 


 
To watch the whole time-lapse video see subsequent posts or head to our YouTube channel at Barley Store.
 

Installing the Floor, Roof and Walls: Day 1

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by Barley Store

 
The day has come! The walls, floors and roof arrived, with the truck driver from DWTT reversing down our narrow lane-way with his semitrailer.
Melbourne Cranes set up their crane, and began to lift the layers on top of the hollow block work. As with most prefabricated things, we hit a bit of a snag on the first layer, and had to make a few minor adjustments to the first roof/floor, but after that it began to go up smoothly.
 


 
Please also have a look at the time-lapse of the assembly process on our YouTube channel, Barley Store.
 

Roof Construction

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 by Barley Store

 
Because we were having all the walls, floors and roof prefabricated off site, it meant the plumbing for the roof also needed to be done off site.
To allow for the rooftop deck to be laid over the top, Design Sheet Metal supplied a Custom Stainless Steel flat roof.
With another trip up to Drouin, we helped the guys from Atherton Plumbing waterproof and install the roof on the prefabricated wooden frame.


 

Video Diary: Prefabricated Cassettes

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Barley Store

 
The off-site construction of the prefabricated wall and floor panels all happened at Druin West Timber and Truss. We went up to take a look, so see the video below, or head to our YouTube channel BarleyStore for the full 5×4 Hayes Lane Project playlist.
 

 

Video Diary: Core-filled Block Work

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Barley Store

 
Once the slab was down and set, it was time for the breeze-blocks to be laid for the bottom story of the build. These blocks are hollow, and are filled with E-crete for extra stability.


Here’s quick time-lapse of the core-filled block work going up, and then being filled with the e-crete. See the video below, or head to our YouTube channel BarleyStore for the full 5×4 Hayes Lane Project playlist.