Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Frame it, wire it, roof it, trussed


DAILY  LOG September 8, 2011

Who Was On-Site?

Larry, George, Fred, Dorothy, Margie, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Chester Klingshott (Building Inspector) stopped by and passed our Framing Inspection.
YAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!1 (Ok, there were a few deficiencies, but not enough to hold things up.)

What Next?
Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Services will install the roof shingles for free and supply them at below cost.
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September  16.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing rough-in as soon as the framing inspection is passed.
Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Services.
Many thanks to Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction for volunteering his crew to install the
Roof Truss Systems.
Many thanks to Jody Johnson of K J Masonry for helping Jesse Campbell get the Roof Truss Systems
installed.
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
Many thanks to Bob Chamberlain of Chamberlains Tim-Br-Mart for his interest in our build and his
attention to detail.
Many thanks to Clyde McDuff of Ready Mix Concrete   for providing the concrete at cost, and for sending out Eddy and Trevor to deliver the concrete and help with the pour.
Many thanks to Brad Williams of Artistic Stone, and to Chuck and Eddy and Trevor for working a long
hard day to get the two basement floors finished.
Many thanks to SMS Rentals in Bracebridge for supplying us with 2 (two!) concrete finishers.
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet

Volunteers
Monday, September 12 – 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and
shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Tuesday, September 13 – 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and
shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Wednesday, September 14 -- 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Thursday, September 15 -- 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and
shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Friday, September 16 – 2 Volunteers needed to help the electricians and do site clean up.
Saturday, September 17 – Volunteers needed to do site clean up.

Further on Down the Road
Phase 2 -- The next portion of the Build is to get the Building Envelope secured. This means letting
the licensed professionals in to do their thing. This Phase involves:

  • Roofers
  • Wind Barrier Installers
  • Window and Door Installers
  • Siding, Soffit and Flashing Installers
  • Electricians
  • PlumbersTin-bashers (HVAC guys)
  • Insulators

During this time the need for Volunteers is going to be decreased. Of course, everyone is welcome to
come out to the Site, but don’t be surprised or disappointed if there isn’t much to do. Hopefully this
phase will not last more than 2 weeks.
Phase 3 – This is the other portion of the Build where our wonderful hard-working
Volunteers are once again in great demand. This Phase involves:

  • Drywalling
  • Trimwork and Doors
  • Painting (everybody’s favourite!)
  • Floor Installation (sheet goods, hardwood, carpet)
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Final Grading and Landscaping
  • Patting ourselves on the back for a job superbly done

Materials/Tools?

  • Engineered Floor Systems, wall framing materials, Roof Truss Systems, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers, levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles.
  • Engineered Roof Truss Systems from Pioneer Trusses.
  • Sheathing, blocking and web-bracing for Roof Truss Systems from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart
  • Wall framing materials from Home Building Center.
  • Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
  • 30 Year 3-Tab Shingles from Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services
  • Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.

  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count .

Inspections

  • For plumbing, electrical and HVAC rough-ins
  • For insulation and vapour barrier
  • For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
It was good to get that Framing Inspection passed. Everyone who has been out to the Build Site can give themselves a big pat on the back. If your arm is too sore from doing all that framing to pat yourself on the back, then drop by the Build Site again and I will be happy to pat yer back for ya!
Thanks to everybody for a job well done.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

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