Archive for February, 2015

Interview with Ralph Alphonso – The Months of January and February 2015

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Barley Store

Over the slow months around Christmas and New Years, The 5×4 Building finally gets to lock up, with the glass and plaster being installed. Inside, the cabinetry is starting to take shape, immediately making the space feel more like a home.


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

Bathrooms and Tiling

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Barley Store

The all-important bathrooms are being installed and tiled. The en-suite bathroom is now beginning to look like a bathroom, having been kitted out with a shower head, sink, taps, and a toilet. The downstairs bathroom is a complete wet bathroom, meaning that it is waterproofed and tiled all the way up to the ceiling.


Kitchen and Cabinetry

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 by Barley Store

Chriscol Kitchens have started installing the kitchen cabinetry on the second floor.

This is made up of FORMrite Plywood from Carter Colt Harvey, with a black finish and an exposed edge.
The raw look of the plywood on the black finishes look fantastic, and is just waiting for the wax treatment to finish it off.

Chriscol Kitchens prefabricated the cabinetry, and then came on site to install the kitchen on the second floor, and prepare the site for the the rest of the cabinetry. (more…)

Rayson RTK Ducting

Posted on: February 15th, 2015 by Barley Store

Rayson RTK is working with our 5×4 Team to construct the important ducting system.
These ducting pipes will allow the building to circulate air, working to keep the air fresh whilst still maintaining a stable temperature in every room.

This particular product is called RAYFLO, and is easily customizable to suit our unique design.



Posted on: February 3rd, 2015 by Barley Store

The crew from Just Stairs came around to install the hardwood stairs.
Just Stairs have worked with the 5×4 Team to first design and construct these three sets of stairs, working with hardwood timber that ASH supplied.
Once cut and shaped, the installation team from Just Stairs fitted these custom made flights whilst Grand Designs watched on.

With our small footage and tall height, these stairs are very important for the accessibility of the house, but also aesthetically, as they take up a almost a quarter of the space within each room.


Posted on: February 2nd, 2015 by Barley Store

The hardwood floors from ASH were installed!