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.
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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.
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.
Whilst the site is being prepared for the concrete slab, Ralph and the 5×4 team head down to discover how the Vic Ash hardwood is being cut and treated. Once site preparations are complete, it is time for the slab!!
For more video interviews head to our YouTube channel BarleyStore for the full Construction Diary Interviews playlist.
Ralph takes us through the various site activities such as geothermal digging and drilling, as well as running power and water services to site. Meanwhile product testing has begun, with a energy efficient dryer and natural ranges of cosmetics and cleaning products in use. For more video interviews head to our YouTube channel BarleyStore for the full Construction Diary Interviews playlist.
With preparation going on both on and off site, Ralph updates us on the progress of the build – finalising plans, designs and budgets. With the budget blowing out of proportion, some changes need to be made… For more video interviews head to our YouTube channel BarleyStore for the full Construction Diary Interviews playlist.
Pooran Desai, Co-Founder of Bioregional and International Director of One Planet Communities talks about ‘One Planet Living.’ and its relevance to the 5×4 Project. See the interview below, or head to our YouTube channel, BarleyStore, for more interviews!