Archive for the ‘Equipment’ Category

Alfasi boom lift

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015 by Barley Store

It was time for the side solar panels to be installed on the western wall of the building, to make up for the lacking roof-top space.
Alfasi Hire took up the challenge in providing one of their many machines for hire, which needed to be able to fit down our little lane way whilst still being able to reach up and around the 5×4 building.


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.

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.