Meanwhile, the carpenters continue to saw and hammer away. Jonny and JJ are seen in photo 2 securing the trusses in place above the ensuite bathroom and wardrobe.
Brendan and Doug start to create the feeling of real walls with the addition of the 'green' "Ecoply" (which seems to be a bit of an oxymoron, but is a bit better than normal plywood) sheets over the framing next to the kitchen.
The shapes and spaces of the home are really coming together now, which is incredibly exciting and morale boosting. The corrugated steel roofing has been chosen and ordered, which will soon provide shade and shelter from the piercing UV intensity that is New Zealand sun.
And of course Simon and Trent have been putting on the after-burners in the joinery shop (and the Touch Rugby field!) and are making some serious progress on the custom window frames. The craftsmanship and soothing feel of the wooden frames are spectacular. Here are a few recent shots of the workmanship:
Check out the mortise & tenon and joint action on the corners!
Here is a hinged window frame awaiting its glass and hardware.
We will send you off with a classic Beatles track to sum up the progress on the site as well as a celebration tune for the coming return of mastermind and chieftain Tom Jennings to AltShiftNZ HQ,- see you soon!