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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.


Construction Sequence

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by Barley Store

Here’s a sneak preview of the 5×4 Hayes Lane building will come together… proposed by ARKit.

Images by ARKit.

Meeting with Project Architect

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by Barley Store

Today we had a meeting with Craig Chatman (ARKit). At this point we are close to finalising the structure of the build.
Points of discussion included:
– Sewage/ plumbing issues
– Electricity
– Transporting the build
– Material analysis
The following were discussed during the material analysis:
– Walls –wall lining options (e.g. plywood, bamboo, cork)
– Flooring systems –floor structure options
– Internals & finishings –e.g. bamboo, plastic, paperock compressed paper.
– Kitchen appliances –fridge, dishwashers, oven, etc.
– Bathroom finishes
After considering all the possible materials, final decisions are yet to be made. With the help of our other team members, Tai Hollingsbee and Dr Robert Crawford, we’ll be able to compare the embodied energy of each product and choose the most eco-friendly one.
The performance of our building should be finalised by the end of this month in which we will have a clear idea of the materials and appliances that will be used in the building.
At this rate, we hope to begin construction August 2013. Stay tuned for future updates!