Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stairwells, closets, SM Foam boards!


DAILY  LOG August 30, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
George, Fred, Bill, Brian, Jim, Aileen, Emily, Dorothy, Paul, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Landings in the Stairwells completed. Framing around Walk-In Closet. Struts installed under Ledger
Boards. Continue installing SM Foam Boards on exterior of Building.

What Next?
Wednesday, August 31 – Continue installing SM Foam on truss gables and foundation.
Thursday, September 1 – Build forms for concrete pads and sills on Side Doors, and for Porch Stairs
Friday, September 2 – Pour concrete in pads and sills
Saturday, September 3 – Continue installing SM Foam, finish Side Door framing

Also during this period we will need to get the shingles installed on the roof, and Mike Vettese of
Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services has volunteered to install the roof shingles for free and to supply
them at below cost.
Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage 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.

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Many thanks to Ellen’s Southern Fried Chicken for providing us with a delicious lunch.
Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

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

My Thoughts
The framing of the Delta Muskoka Build is pretty well finished. What remains is finishing the area in the
Master Bedroom Walk-In Closet, the Stairs, and the Side Doors.
Anyone who has followed the Daily Log over the last month might have noticed certain names of
Volunteers appearing quite frequently. These wonderful Volunteers, who have come out for the framing
portion of the Build quite regularly, have actually congealed into a first rate framing crew – one of the
best I have ever had the privilege to work with. This crew is now good enough to actually work
professionally (that is, if these fine people were not all retired and had no interest at all in getting back
into the work force).
This is one of those great things about a Habitat for Humanity Build. When this crew of Volunteers first
started coming out to the Build, they were, for the most part, green. But they came to learn, and learn
they did, and now they are all pretty competent framers.
So, who wants to learn about building a house? Well, come on down to the Delta Muskoka Build Site!

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

Patty Parson's Build Daily Log: brain buckets



Construction Daily Log, Patty Parsons Build:

Date: August 30, 2011

Rob Abbott reporting

On Site:
Volunteers: Rob Abbott, Vince Tourner, Eian Thomson.
Visitors: Nan stopped by; nothing escapes her notice.

Daily Log: 
Since it was the same crew borrowing the same sweat-soaked brain buckets,
Vince, Eian and I continued to operate under the names on our headgear: Nancy, Emily,
and Melissa, respectively.

After picking up some needed nails, I started the morning with a work-out: sawing the plywood sheathing to length with my dull hand saw. The power saw was still with Nancy and Emily who seemed to need a little extra beauty sleep this morning. Once they did arrive, however, things picked up and we got the roof on and shingled (except for the 3 shingles we're short for the ridge cap), and the window installed. We were surprised to learn that the door opening was not made to the size of the door provided, so that and the faux batten boards will have to wait until next week (when Nancy has had a chance to build new doors).

Emily whacked away at the weeds in the back yard.

Action/Follow-Up Items:
Rob: Return scaffold and doors to Delta build site and ReStore.
Vince: Pick up wood, hinges for new door and make the new door.

Next Days/Week Plan:
Tuesday (Sept 6)- Finish shed.

Volunteer Requirements: Nancy (Vince) and I can handle it, but others are welcome.


Editor's Note:
In lieu of photos, here is an example of Nan 'exhorting'! She's known some of these guys for a long time...





Monday, August 29, 2011

Shed it


Construction Daily Log, Patty Parsons Build:

Date: August 29, 2011

Rob Abbott reporting

On Site:
Volunteers: Rob Abbott, Vince Tourner, Ian, and for a short time, Don Evans.
Visitors: Nan stopped by; nothing escapes her notice.

Daily Log: Thanks to the ReStore staff and volunteers, they loaded the ReStore truck with the shed floors and walls build by the Bracebridge High Schoolers and had it ready for me to pick up this morning. Vince and Ian met me at the site. The skid-lids I'd pilfered from the Delta Build site had been personalized and labelled with the names of others, so Vince, Ian and I decided assume the names on our headgear for the day: Nancy, Emily, and Melissa, respectively.

It happens, and 2 volunteers who were scheduled couldn't make it. Nancy, Emily and I determined that unloading the shed floor section was physically beyond us. Fortunately, Dr. Don Evans came to our rescue, and with each of us taking a side, we managed to carry the shed floor to the backyard. Whole I went shopping, Nancy and Emily built the roof rafters.

My mother used to correct me: “Only horses sweat. Men perspire, and women glow.” Well, the afternoon sun was so hot, we were radiant; Nancy was downright super-nova. We managed to get the walls erected, the sheathing nailed on; even managing to hit on a few studs. Late in the afternoon, we got the roof rafters up, but had to stop because our nails were done; we ran out of nails.

Nan had a washing machine to be donated to the ReStore, so on our way home, we loaded it into the truck.

Next Days/Week Plan:
Tuesday- Roof sheathing, shingles, doors, window.

Volunteer Requirements: Nancy and Emily

Friday, August 26, 2011

Progress-Delta

DAILY  LOG August 26, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Fred, Bill, Mike, Rick, Steve and Janice, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
More interior walls built after some serious brainstorming. Backing for drywall put up everywhere
needed (still some spots to be done). A good start on getting the roof up over the porch. A good start on
building and installing the landings in the stairwells.

What Next?
Monday, August 29 –Go to Barrie for the day to pick up products for roof
Tuesday, August 30 – Install roof products and shingles
Wednesday, August 31 – Continue installing SM Foam on truss gables and foundation.
Thursday, September 1 – Build forms for concrete pads and sills on Side Doors, and for Porch Stairs
Friday, September 2 – Pour concrete in pads and sills
Saturday, September 3 – Continue installing SM Foam, finish Side Door framing

Also during this period we will need to get the shingles installed on the roof, and Mike Vettese of
Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services has volunteered to install the roof shingles for free and to supply
them at below cost. [Editor's note: having put new shingles on our last 3 homes, this is a $10,000 value.]

  • Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage 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.

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
  • Plumbers
  • Tin-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:

  • DrywallingTrimwork 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

Volunteers
Monday, August 29 –8 Volunteers
Tuesday, August 30 – 8 Volunteers
Wednesday, August 31 – 8 Volunteers
Thursday, September 1 – 8 Volunteers
Friday, September 2 – 8 Volunteers
Saturday, September 3 – 8 Volunteers

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.
Many thanks to Jimmy’s Home Made Subs for providing us with a delicious lunch on Thursday.
Many thanks to the Catholic Women’s League for providing us with a delicious lunch on Friday.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

Inspections

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

My Thoughts
The framing of the Delta Muskoka Build is pretty well finished. What remains is finishing the area in the
Master Bedroom Walk-In Closet, the Stairs, and the Side Doors.
Anyone who has followed the Daily Log over the last month might have noticed certain names of
Volunteers appearing quite frequently. These wonderful Volunteers, who have come out for the framing
portion of the Build quite regularly, have actually congealed into a first rate framing crew – one of the
best I have ever had the privilege to work with. This crew is now good enough to actually work
professionally (that is, if these fine people were not all retired and had no interest at all in getting back
into the work force).
This is one of those great things about a Habitat for Humanity Build. When this crew of Volunteers first
started coming out to the Build, they were, for the most part, green. But they came to learn, and learn
they did, and now they are all pretty competent framers.
So, who wants to learn about building a house? Well, come on down to the Delta Muskoka Build Site!

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

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Interior walls, drywall,




DAILY  LOG August 25, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Fred, Henri, Bill, Mike, Duncan, Jim and Miriam, Richard, Ted, Norm, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
More interior walls built after some serious brainstorming. Backing for drywall put up everywhere
needed (still some spots to be done). A good start on getting the roof up over the porch.

What Next?
Thursday, August 25 – Continue installing SM Foam on exterior of Building
Friday, August 26 – Continue framing in porch.
Saturday, August 27 – Continue framing and installation
Monday, August 29 –Go to Barrie for the day to pick up products for roof
Tuesday, August 30 – Install roof products and shingles
Also during this period we will need to get the shingles installed on the roof, and Mike Vettese of
Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services has volunteered to install the roof shingles for free and to supply
them at below cost.
Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services
Many thanks to Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction for volunteering his crew to install the
Roof Truss Systems
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.

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
Plumbers
Tin-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
Presenting our two Homeowners with the keys to their respective palaces
Patting ourselves on the back for a job superbly done

Volunteers
Wednesday, August 24 – 8 Volunteers.
Thursday, August 25 – 8 Volunteers
Friday, August 26 – 8 Volunteers.
Saturday, August 27 – 8 Volunteers
Monday, August 29 –8 Volunteers
Tuesday, August 30 – 8 Volunteers

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. Many thanks to North Restaurant of Gravenhurst for providing us with a delicious lunch.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

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

My Thoughts
It does not always happen that each and every Volunteer finds the job that is suitable for them. As the
Project Manager I make every attempt to insure that everyone who comes out to the Delta Muskoka
Build Site has a good, fun, and fulfilling day.
The Volunteer should never feel that they cannot speak up and ask for another job to do if the job they
find themselves doing is not to their liking, and I for my part am always looking for signs that the
Volunteer is indeed happy in what they are doing. One of my most important duties is to see that all
Volunteers have a great and enjoyable (and safe) experience. This can only be achieved with 100%
efficiency if I get feedback from the Volunteer.
To cite one example, I have noticed that some Volunteers are not comfortable on ladders – especially
ladders that are used to enter the under-construction-house through a basement window. This concern
needs to be made known to me by the Volunteer at the beginning of the day when the various jobs for
the day are being described and people are being asked what jobs they would like to tackle.
When picking their job the Volunteer should only pick the job they really want to do. It should never be a matter of picking “what needs to be done.” Everything needs to be done! But as you can’t do
everything, do what is most fulfilling for you. If you want to learn how to do a certain job, I will pair you up with someone who will teach you the job. If it is a job that you are already good at and like doing, perhaps you will find fulfillment in teaching that job to another Volunteer. Whatever it may be, it should never be tedious.
My friends, I am an approachable person. Do not hesitate to speak to me about your concerns, what you
would really like to be doing, and what are your limitations. If you wish to speak to me in private about
anything, I will always make time for you. Yes, we are building homes for our neighbours, but more than that we are building our community, and talking with one another and working in harmony with one another are the cornerstones of the bridges that connect us all together.

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Building Envelope to be secured


DAILY  LOG August 22, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Fred, George, Tom, Duncan, Henri, Jesse, Emily, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
The Fire-wall separating the Roof Truss Systems was completed. The Roof Truss System for 517 Muskoka Beach Road was installed.

What Next?
Tuesday, August 23 – A crew of 12 is coming out from CMHC to frame up the front porch, build the
landings, and possibly stain the shed. Also, Jesse Campbell Construction will be installing the sheathing
on the Roof Truss Systems.
Wednesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27 – These days will probably be spent in getting the framing finished, i.e. headers over doors, walls in the basement, backing for drywall. We will also need to complete the installation of the SMS Foam.
Also during this period we will need to get the shingles installed on the roof, and Mike Vettese of
Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services has volunteered to install the roof shingles for free and to supply
them at below cost.
Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services
Many thanks to Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction for volunteering his crew to install the Roof Truss Systems.
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.


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
  • Plumbers
  • Tin-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 LandscapingPresenting our two Homeowners with the keys to their respective palaces
  • Patting ourselves on the back for a job superbly done

Volunteers
Monday, August 22 – 8 Volunteers needed
Tuesday, August 23 – No Volunteers. This day is reserved for the Crew from CMHC
Wednesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27 – 8 Volunteers per day.

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.
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.
Many thanks to Habitat for Humanity Muskoka  for providing us with a delicious lunch.
  Be sure and call 644 3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

Inspections
For framing
For plumbing, electrical and HVAC rough-insFor insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
Thank you to all our Volunteers.

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

Adopt-A-Day

Today we had an Adopt-A-Day at the build site. CMHC along with a group of TD Canada Trust mortgage specialists joined us at the build site for a little of their own sweat equity in support of the build. Also there was partner family Jennifer Gilmore and her daughter Mckenna to thank the group for their participation. In particular, CMHC will be making a cash gift in support of the build which will go towards sponsoring the building of McKenna’s bedroom. A great day for all!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

FIrewall, concrete floors, dedicated volunteers

DAILY LOG

August 19 & 20, 2011

Who Was On-Site?

On Friday -- Larry, Bill, Fred, Mike, George, Rick, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

On Saturday – Brad Williams and Chuck from Artistic Stone, Eddy and Trevor from Ready-Mix Concrete, Fred, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?

Friday, August 19 – We got the fire-wall separating the two Roof Truss Systems 3/4 built and installed.

Saturday, August 20 – We poured the concrete floors in both basements. The day started out pretty
nice, so we began the pour. Then the clouds rolled in and it started to drizzle. No cause for alarm there.
Then it really started to rain heavy. Our floor systems kept out most of the water, but some water got
into the basements. We did not get as nice a finish on the floors as we had wanted, but we got the
concrete floors finished pretty decently.

What Next?

Monday, August 22 -- Jesse Cambell Construction will be on site installing the other Roof Truss System

Tuesday, August 23 – A crew of 12 is coming out from CMHC to frame up the front porch, build the
landings, and possibly stain the shed.

Wednesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27 – These days will probably be spent in getting the framing finished, i.e. headers over doors, walls in the basement, backing for drywall. We will also need to complete the installation of the SMS Foam.

Also during this period we will need to get the shingles installed on the roof, and Mike Vettese of
Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services has volunteered to install the roof shingles for free and to supply
them at below cost.

Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services.
Many thanks to Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction for volunteering his crew to install the
Roof Truss Systems.
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.

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
  • Plumbers
  • Tin-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
Volunteers

Monday, August 22 – 8 Volunteers needed
Tuesday, August 23 – No Volunteers. This day is reserved for the Crew from CMHC
Wednesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27 – 8 Volunteers per day.

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.
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.

Many thanks to Habitat for Humanity Muskoka for providing us with a delicious lunch.

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

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

My Thoughts
Once again I am amazed and humbled by the dedication of our Volunteers. These wonderful people
come out to work in some brutal conditions. On Friday it was the intense heat. On Saturday it was not
only the pouring rain, but the daunting task facing two young men of having to pour over 20 meters of
concrete alone. There is nothing holding them to stay at the job. They are Volunteers and can come and
go as they please. Yet they stay. And they work hard. What else holds them to the task except their own
wills: the will to do a gracious act and to do it well, no matter the conditions, and without the pursuit of
any recognition. I have read about heroes. Now I have met some.

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

Thursday, August 18, 2011

1 Roof Truss System is installed!

DAILY  LOG August 18, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Bill, Jack, Fred, Mike, Jesse, Trevor, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
One of the Roof Truss Systems is installed.

What Next?
Friday, August 19 – We need to get the fire-wall separating the two Roof Truss Systems built and
installed.
Saturday, August 20 -- Pour the concrete floors in the basement
Monday, August 22 -- Jesse Cambell Construction will be on site installing the other Roof Truss System
Tuesday, August 23 – A crew of 12 is coming out from CMHC to frame up the front porch, build the
landings, and possibly stain the shed.
Wednesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27 – These days will probably be spent in getting the framing finished, i.e. headers over doors, walls in the basement, backing for drywall. We will also need to complete the installation of the SMS Foam.
Also during this period we will need to get the shingles installed on the roof, and Mike Vettese of
Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services has volunteered to install the roof shingles for free and to supply
them at below cost.
Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services
Many thanks to Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction for volunteering his crew to install the
Roof Truss Systems
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 who will provide the concrete at cost, and donate the truck and driver.
Many thanks to Brad Williams and Brian Fitzsimmons for supplying us with two professional concrete
crews.
Many thanks to SMS Rentals in Bracebridge for supplying us with 2 (two!) concrete finishers.

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Many thanks to Habitat for Humanity Muskoka  for providing us with a delicious lunch.  Be sure and call 644 3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count .

My Thoughts
In order to unload the trusses on Wednesday the driver had to line up his truck so as to block both lanes
of Muskoka Beach Road. It was only for about 5 minutes, but in that time a lot of cars and trucks were
lined up and waiting for the road to be clear. One of the drivers of a pick-up truck got really irate and
was yelling at Rick, who kept his cool and acted like a real gentleman. Anyways, about 3 hours later the driver of the pick-up truck came back to the site and found Rick and apologized for yelling at him.

Today would have been my dear Mother’s Birthday. She always taught me that there is good in every person. And, ya know, that incident on Wednesday showed me once again how right she was.

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nearly walled in!


DAILY  LOG August 17, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Arden, Rick, Max, George, Bill, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Very, very close to having all the walls up. The Roof Truss Systems are delivered. Jesse Campbell called me on the ride home to tell me the framers would be coming to begin installing them on Thursday! WooHoo! Very nice. A special treat to put us right back on schedule.

What Next?
Thursday, August 18 -- Jesse Cambell Construction will be on site installing one of the Roof Truss System.
Friday, August 19 – We need to get the fire-wall separating the two Roof Truss Systems built and
installed.
Saturday, August 20 -- Pour the concrete floors in the basement
Monday, August 22 -- Jesse Cambell Construction will be on site installing the other Roof Truss System
Tuesday, August 23 – A crew of 12 is coming out from CMHC to frame up the front porch, build the
landings, and possibly stain the shed.
Many thanks to Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction for volunteering his crew to install the
Roof Truss Systems
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 who will provide the concrete at cost, and donate the truck and driver.Many thanks to SMS Rentals in Bracebridge for supplying us with 2 (two!) concrete finishers.

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
Plumbers
Tin-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
Presenting our two Homeowners with the keys to their respective palaces
Patting ourselves on the back for a job superbly done!

Volunteers
Thursday, August 18 – 8 Volunteers needed.
Friday, August 19 – 8 – 10 Volunteers needed
Saturday, August 20 – 2 Volunteers needed
Monday, August 22 – 8 Volunteers needed
Tuesday, August 23 – No Volunteers. This day is reserved for the Crew from CMHC.

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.
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.
Many thanks to Boston Pizza of Bracebridge for providing us with a delicious lunch.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

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

My Thoughts
We have been blessed with many fine men and women coming out to our Build – eager, ready, and
experienced or willing to learn. They have toughed it out through some really hot days, and they have
waited patiently for the rain to stop. They have jumped in with both feet when everything was a go, and
they have waited (albeit chomping at the bit) whenever there was a delay. And through it all, no
complaints. All in all, the finest crews of peoples I have ever worked with. Thank you all very much.

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Walls nearly done, trusses, framing soon!


DAILY  LOG August 16, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Aiden, Brian, Max, Samantha, Emily, Duncan, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Very, very close to having all the walls up. The trusses are being delivered tomorrow (surprise! surprise!) and the framers are coming to install them on Friday. Very nice. A special treat to put us right back on schedule.

What Next?
More Framing!
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
Gravenhurst Plumbing and Greenside Electric will do the plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins.
Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation has volunteered to provide us the labour to install the insulation
which he will provide at cost. He will also provide the truck to blow in the attack insulation once the
drywall is installed.

THIS  WEEK: Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Pour the concrete floors in the basement on Saturday. Ready Mix Concrete will provide the concrete at
cost and donate the truck and driver time.
Trusses arrive on Wednesday. Jesse Campbell, of Jesse Campbell Construction, has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system on Friday.
NEXT  WEEK: Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
A crew of 12 is coming out from CMHC on Tuesday to frame up the front porch, build the landings, and possibly stain the shed. Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC rough-ins to follow.
Busy volunteers in Bala, 2010

Volunteers
Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Volunteers needed who can pour a concrete floor
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
8 Volunteers per day

Materials/Tools?
Monday, July25 – Friday, August 19
Engineered Floor System, wall framing materials, Roof Truss system, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers,
levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles.
One of my favourite Bala Build photos!
Engineered Floor system from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart (at a nicely reduced cost).
Wall framing materials from Home Building Center.
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete.

Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, gum-boots, floating trowels, whirlies
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
Roofers needed

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Many thanks to Boston Pizza of Gravenhurst for providing us with a delicious lunch.
Many thanks to Heather Harris for a delicious lunch on Monday!
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

Inspections
For framing
For plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins
For insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts

What a wonderful surprise to hear that our trusses would be delivered tomorrow and the framers were
available for Friday. I see blessings in every turn.

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

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tweaking and firewalls!

DAILY  LOG August 12, 2011
Who Was On-Site?
Larry, George, Adam, Rick, Duncan, Tom and Susan, Steve and Janice, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
We got inside walls for 519 tweaked, and we got the fire- wall for 517 up as well. The Gravenhurst
Building Department gave us the go-ahead to use Cement Board instead of 5/8 Drywall in the fire-wall.
That is good. Now we don’t have to worry about Drywall in the fire-wall deteriorating in the rain. Thanks to Rick and Tom for cutting up the Cement Board.

What Next?
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
More Framing!
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
Gravenhurst Plumbing and Greenside Electric will do the plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins.
Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation has volunteered to provide us the labour to install the insulation
which he will provide at cost. He will also provide the truck to blow in the attack insulation once the
drywall is installed.
NEXT WEEK: Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Pour the concrete floors in the basement. Ready Mix Concrete will provide the concrete at cost and
donate the truck and driver time.
IN TWO WEEKS: Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
Trusses arrive on Monday. Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system.

Volunteers
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
8 Volunteers per day to complete framing and do site clean up
Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Volunteers needed who can pour a concrete floor
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
8 Volunteers per day

Materials/Tools?
Monday, July25 – Friday, August 5
Engineered Floor System, wall framing materials, Roof Truss system, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers,
levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles
Engineered Floor system from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart (at a nicely reduced cost)
Wall framing materials from Home Building Center
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Brooms, dust masks and garbage bags
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, gum-boots, floating trowels, whirlies

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Many thanks to the Catholic Women’s League of Saint Paul’s Parish in Gravenhurst for providing us
with a delicious lunch.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

Inspections
For framing
For plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins
For insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
Another great day of camaraderie and working in the hot sun.
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

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wall-eyed we are!


DAILY  LOG August 11, 2011
[Editor's note: photos from the Bala Build!]
Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Mike, George, Bill, Emily, Tom, Kevin, Stu, Matt, Roman, Eric, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
We got inside walls for 519 up, (they still need some tweaking), and we got the long outside wall for 517 up as well.

What Next?
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
More Framing!
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
Gravenhurst Plumbing and Greenside Electric will do the plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins.

Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation has volunteered to provide us the labour to install the insulation
which he will provide at cost. He will also provide the truck to blow in the attack insulation once the
drywall is installed.

NEXT WEEK: Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Pour the concrete floors in the basement. Ready Mix Concrete will provide the concrete at cost and
donate the truck and driver time.
IN TWO WEEKS: Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
Trusses arrive on Monday. Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system.

Volunteers
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
8 Volunteers per day to complete framing and do site clean up
Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Volunteers needed who can pour a concrete floor
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
8 Volunteers per day

Materials/Tools?
Monday, July25 – Friday, August 5
Engineered Floor System, wall framing materials, Roof Truss system, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers,
levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles
Engineered Floor system from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart (at a nicely reduced cost)
Wall framing materials from Home Building Center
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Brooms, dust masks and garbage bags
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, gum-boots, floating trowels, whirlies

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Many thanks to North Restaurant in Gravenhurst for providing us with a delicious lunch.  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

Inspections
For framing
For plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins
For insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
Thank you to all those who Volunteer their time and materials to HFHM.
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

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Walls mean progress


Bala Build Walls

DAILY  LOG August 10, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Mike, Rick, Judy, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
We got the two short outside walls (front and back) on 519 up, plumb and level, and we built some of the interior walls as well.

What Next?
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
More Framing!
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
Gravenhurst Plumbing and Greenside Electric will do the plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins.
Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation has volunteered to provide us the labour to install the insulation
which he will provide at cost. He will also provide the truck to blow in the attack insulation once the
drywall is installed.

NEXT WEEK: Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Bala Build Walls!
Pour the concrete floors in the basement. Ready Mix Concrete will provide the concrete at cost and donate the truck and driver time.
IN TWO WEEKS: Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
Trusses arrive on Monday. Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system.Volunteers
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
8 Volunteers per day to complete framing and do site clean up
Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Volunteers needed who can pour a concrete floor
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
8 Volunteers per day

Materials/Tools?
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Brooms, dust masks and garbage bags
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, gum-boots, floating trowels, whirliesFood 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 framing
For plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins
For insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
I got a call before I left the house this morning from the people who have our drywall. “Where do want
the drywall delivered?” They asked me. I had no answer except to say that I don’t want drywall for probably 5 more weeks. So, I asked Bob Chamberlain of Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart if he could store it for us. “Not a problem,” said Bob.
Bob and Doug and Rick Chamberlain, and all the staff at Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart: a great bunch of guys and gals: the behind-the-scenes heroes of the Delta Muskoka Build.

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

Editor's note: all photos are from the Bala Build, but they give you an idea of the construction process.

Swale Tale


Construction Daily Log, Patty Parsons Build

Date: July 29, 2011

Rob Abbott reporting

On Site:
Volunteers: Rob Abbott
Contractors: Ruttan's Rock

Visitors: Nan stopped by

Daily Log: After many calls to many contractors, Kevin Ruttan of Ruttan's Rock came
through and with his mini-excavator created the requires swale at the edge of the property.
I cleared a few limbs and was able to layout the fence line and mark for the fence posts.
Hopefully, there won't be rocks where we have to bore for the posts.

Tuesday, I'll call to arrange for the swale to be inspected. Grass seed will need to be
added, but this should wait until after the fence and shed are completed as there will be a
number of areas that need to be patched.

Note: Kevin Ruttan donated his time and equipment for this work. His father, Bill is sawing
the logs and donating most of the fencing material. This makes 4 Ruttans actively involved
in this build.

Action/Follow-Up Items
Rob: Arrange for fence lumber

Next Days/Week Plan:
Tuesday- Arrange inspection

The fence construction will depend on when the lumber is available.

Materials/Tools: Rent post hole digger.

Inspections: Final inspection for grading.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rainy days

Daily Log: August 9th
MANY THANKS TO THE PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT FROM THE ROTARY CLUB YESTERDAY!

SORRY WE GOT RAINED OUT.












Monday, August 8, 2011

Walls, dirt, boulders, more framing


DAILY  LOG August 8, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Tom, Stu, Matt, Eric and Roman, Judy, Samantha, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
We got the 45’ outside wall on 519 up, and we got the party wall for 519 laid out and ready to go. The
pile of dirt has been moved to the side of 519. All the boulders were taken to 515 and built into a firepit
for Carmen and Martin.

What Next?
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
More Framing!
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
Gravenhurst Plumbing and Greenside Electric will do the plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins.
Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation has volunteered to provide us the labour to install the insulation
which he will provide at cost. He will also provide the truck to blow in the attack insulation once the
drywall is installed.

NEXT WEEK: Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Pour the concrete floors in the basement. Ready Mix Concrete will provide the concrete at cost and
donate the truck and driver time.

IN TWO WEEKS: Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
Trusses arrive on Monday. Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system.

Volunteers
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
8 Volunteers per day to complete framing and do site clean up
Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Volunteers needed who can pour a concrete floor
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
8 Volunteers per day

Materials/Tools?
Monday, July25 – Friday, August 5
Engineered Floor System, wall framing materials, Roof Truss system, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers,
levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles
Engineered Floor system from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart (at a nicely reduced cost)
Wall framing materials from Home Building Center
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Brooms, dust masks and garbage bags
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, gum-boots, floating trowels, whirlies

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Many thanks to The Gilmore Family for providing us with a beautiful lunch!
Many thanks to Tastebuds for coffee and muffins this morning.  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

Inspections
For framing
For plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins
For insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
The walls are going up! (What more need I say?)






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

Build photos August 3 & Aug. 5 log

DAILY  LOG August 5, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
George, Larry, Adam, Dave, Bill, Stu, Matt, Eric and Roman, Mark, Cameron, Brian, DougP, Michael
O’Grady (Project Manager)
Linda and the lady from Cogeco

What Happened?
Both floor systems complete.
I understand that Linda did an interview, but I had to run to a meeting with Bob from Home Building Center.

What Next?
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
More Framing!
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
Gravenhurst Plumbing and Greenside Electric will do the plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins.
Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation has volunteered to provide us the labour to install the insulation which he will provide at cost. He will also provide the truck to blow in the attack insulation once the drywall is installed.


NEXT WEEK: Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Pour the concrete floors in the basement. Ready Mix Concrete will provide the concrete at cost and donate the truck and driver time.
IN TWO WEEKS: Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
Trusses arrive on Monday. Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system.

Volunteers
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
8 Volunteers per day to complete framing and do site clean up
Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Volunteers needed who can pour a concrete floor
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
8 Volunteers per day

Materials/Tools?
Monday, July25 – Friday, August 5
Engineered Floor System, wall framing materials, Roof Truss system, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers, levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles Engineered Floor system from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart (at a nicely reduced cost)
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.

Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Brooms, dust masks and garbage bags
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, gum-boots, floating trowels, whirlies

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.Many thanks to Boston Pizza of Gravenhurst for providing us with 2 beautiful pizzas.
And special thanks to Tom and Susan for buying us 2 more beautiful pizzas!
Many thanks to the CWL of Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Gravenhurst for the beautiful sandwiches, fruits and veggies, and drink boxes.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

Inspections
For framing
For plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins
For insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
Never assume. I assumed the trusses were ordered only to find they were not. They are now, and the trusses will arrive on August 22. That sets things back a bit, but we are still doing a stellar job in good time thanks to our crew of wonderful Volunteers.

Last week was a hot one. The Volunteers finished up the floor system on 517 by mid afternoon on Friday. They literally toughed it out; helping, urging, chiding and supporting one another. The camaraderie was awesome. I just want to thank them all for letting me be a part of that.

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