Saturday, October 29, 2011

✿¸¸.•*¨*✿♡✿Ⓛⓞⓥⓔ✿♡✿*¨*•.¸¸✿ that drywall!


Daily Log October 28, 2011
Reported by Vince Tournour, Project Manager.

Who was on site


Larry, Doug, Fred, John, Jim, Rick, Bill and Emily.

What Happened
More drywall applied on the ceilings and some walls.
Ceilings are complete and some taping is started.

What next
More drywall, more drywall and then more drywall.
Sound proofing of the fire/party wall between units.

Still Needed
Kitchen colours/shades, counter tops, paint colours and trim.

 
Volunteers
Many people have come together to keep this project moving forward, many thanks to you all. Currently we have who we need for drywall boarding. Some more expertise would be helpful with the taping and mudding of the drywall.

Further down the road
The siding team could get started.
The cement pads can be poured outside.

Materials/Tools
The drywall lift for ceilings has been returned. All tools required are on site.

Food and Drink
As per drywall schedule
Many thanks to our food teams. Especially to Mary Grey of Gravenhurst, who continues to go beyond all expectations.

Inspections
We are all up to date. Next week with some shipping luck we can have the sound proofing in our fire/separation wall inspected and no longer be able to pass through from side to side without using a door.

My thoughts
We have graduated to the walls with the drywall. Thank you to all who helped to complete the ceiling board, not an easy task. Go team ***

Friday, October 28, 2011

Up to our ceilings in drywall!


Daily Log October 27, 2011
Vince Tournour reporting...

Who was on site
Larry, Doug, Fred, John, Steve, Dorothy, Marj and Vince.

What Happened
More drywall applied on the ceilings and some walls.
Ceilings are nearly complete and some taping is started.
Greensides came today to give us some heat (dryer plugs hooked up).

What next
More drywall, more drywall and then more drywall.
Sound proofing of the fire/party wall between units.
still needed: paint colours and trim

Still Needed

Kitchen finals, Paint colours and trim. We have finalized a kitchen contractor.

Volunteers
Many people have come together to keep this project moving forward, many thanks to you all. Currently we have who we need for drywall boarding. Some more expertise would be helpful with the taping and mudding of the drywall.

Further down the road
The siding team could get started.
The cement pads can be poured outside.

Materials/Tools
The drywall taping and mudding tools were transferred to the site today.

Food and Drink
As per drywall schedule.
Many thanx to our food teams.

Inspections
We are all up to date.

My thoughts
We have graduated to the walls with the drywall. Thank you to all who helped to complete the ceiling board, not an easy task.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

From Emma, at the office, more photos!.

Here are some pics from last week (Oct. 20), when I was at the build site. I thought they could go up on the different social media outlets.

 Jenn if you could use them on the blog, Tom; Habitat's Facebook page, Twitter....thanks guys you do an awesome job!

Dorothy & Vince
Sandi
 The woman is Sandi.
Dorothy & Vince


Peter & John

The drywalling of ceilings was being done and prep for the walls.

 It's been cooler and even though there the house is closed in, there isn’t any heat yet, so its chilly!

As always, the volunteers are thrilled to be enjoying lunches donated by the community!

Hot chilli, sandwiches, pizza, sweet treats....so much good food! What else to tell you....you can still join us as a volunteer! There is lots to get done and we could use you, whether you have skills or not! Everyone is welcome and skills can be taught.
Lyle & Doug

   Thanks guys !

Keep on truckin'!


Daily Log October 26, 2011

Reported by Vince Tournour, project manager.

Keep on truckin'!

Who was on site
Larry, Doug P, Rick D, Henry, Lyle , Alex and Vince.

What Happened
More drywall applied on the ceilings and some walls.

Ceilings are nearly complete.

What next
More drywall, more drywall and then more drywall.

Still Needed
Kitchen finals, Paint colours and trim. We have finalized a kitchen contractor.

Volunteers
The usual suspects to continue the ceilings on the main floor.  More volunteers would
be useful with full on drywall beginning very soon.

Further down the road
The siding team could get started.
The cement pads can be poured outside.
We could use some space somewhere to pre paint the trim.

Materials/Tools
All good until we rent drywall lifts and screw guns, now rented and in use.

Food and Drink
As per drywall start up schedule.
Many thanx to our food teams.

Inspections
We are all up to date.

My thoughts
We are making some good head way with our drywall, ceilings are the least enjoyable and the team keeps on truckin'.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fundraiser: Home Tweet Home

Hey everyone, don't forget to mark these two important dates on your calendar for the upcoming "Home Tweet Home" Gala.

It will be held at the Mark O'Meara Clubhouse, Delta Grandview Resort, in Huntsville, on Friday, January 20th, 2012!

This event will feature local artists decorating bird houses for the live and silent auctions.

 The cost is $125...all tickets purchased prior to December 15th qualify for the early bird prize, which is a stay at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto!

 More details about this exciting event will be posted in the weeks to follow!
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Walls showing much progress


Daily Log October 24, 2011

Who was on site
Lyle H, new lad Jesse (pro drywaller) Emily M, Doug P and Vince

Great photos, Emily! Thanks for posting them.

What Happened
More drywall applied on the ceilings

What next
More drywall, more drywall and then more drywall

Still Needed
Kitchen finals, Paint colours and trim. We have finalized a kitchen contractor.
A shade for floor colour , construction heaters for taping of Drywall.

Volunteers
The usual suspects to continue the ceilings on the main floor.  More volunteers would be useful with full on drywall beginning very soon.

Further down the road
The siding team could get started.
The cement pads can be poured outside.
Trim may be painted on site in basements.

Materials/Tools
Flooring shades have been chosen, can be ordered.
Need construction heaters for heat and curing the drywall mud.

Food and Drink
As per drywall start up schedule
Many thanx to our food teams

Inspections
We are all up to date.

My thoughts
It is amazing how people come through for us out of nowhere.  As well how our troops
instantly change from the plan and roll with sudden changes. Many THANX  to you all
Go drywall team go, ceilings are no fun.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

No glass ceiling here!



2010 Bala Build

Originally blogging the progress of Habitat Muskoka's Bala Build, I took daily photos and wrote up the blog with the Project Manager's daily logs.

This blog works well, despite the distance between me and Gravenhurst.
Emily, the house recipient, works a lot on her home, and has been posting photos (below).
Miracles of modern technology.
The house is being built in Gravenhurst, while I am in Perth, Ontario.
What a good cause, giving someone a hand up, not a hand out.

/JennJilks, editor



Daily Log October 21, 2011

Who was on site
Larry, Doug P, Rick D, Stephen H, Roberta, Emily and Vince

What Happened
More drywall applied on the ceilings

What next
More drywall, more drywall and then more drywall

Still Needed
Kitchen finals, Paint colours and trim. We have finalized a kitchen contractor, a shade for floor colour.

Volunteers
The usual suspects to continue the ceilings on the main floor.  More volunteers would be useful with full on drywall beginning very soon.

Further down the road

  • The siding team could get started
  • The cement pads can be poured outside
  • We could use some space somewhere to pre-paint the trim

Materials/Tools
All good until we rent drywall lifts and screw guns, now rented and in use.

Food and Drink
As per drywall start up schedule.
Many thanx to our food teams.

Inspections
We are all up to date.




My thoughts
It is amazing how people come through for us out of nowhere. As well how our troops instantly change from the plan and roll with sudden changes. Many THANKS to you all.
Go drywall team go, ceilings are no fun.

/Vince, Project Manager

Thursday, October 20, 2011

MEDIA RELEASE: Cheque Presentation

 

LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT CELEBRATES 
$1,500 DONATION from the Muskoka Community Foundation

Gravenhurst, ON October 19. 2011:  Ellen Frood, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Muskoka and Linda Acton-Riddle, Board President, were honoured to accept a gift of $1,500 from the Muskoka Community Foundation today. Steve Hayhurst and Gord Durnan Muskoka Community Foundation Board members were at the site of the Gravenhurst Habitat homes under construction on Muskoka Beach Road to present the cheque which was made possible through the Lowden Family Fund. 

About the Muskoka Community Foundation….

The Muskoka Community Foundation was formed in 2007 to connect donors to community needs throughout the District. By building endowment funds, they ensure funding stability for the future and create a lasting legacy for donors. Last year, 170 community foundations across Canada granted over $140 million to local priorities.

The Lowden Family Fund was formed last year by long-time seasonal residents, Steve and Linda Lowden, in recognition of their affinity for Muskoka and commitment to endowed giving. This year marks the first distribution from the Fund. A total of $5000 has been granted to five not-for-profits in Muskoka including $1500 to Habitat for Humanity Muskoka.

This gift will be directed toward the purchase of construction supplies for the 2011 Gravenhurst build which is slated to be complete late 2011. “We could not complete our builds without cash gifts of this nature”, said Habitat Board President, Linda Acton-Riddle.

Acton-Riddle reiterated Habitat for Humanity Muskoka’s intention to house two new families this year. “We invite anyone interested in supervising, hands-on learning, teamwork and supporting a great charity to volunteer. Join us as we work to give a hand up, not a hand out to two families through our affordable home ownership program.”

A bright future for home building projects through Habitat for Humanity Muskoka and further north…..
Habitat for Humanity Muskoka has built 10 homes across Muskoka since 2003. The Gravenhurst homes are 11 and 12 and plans are already under way to build two homes in Huntsville in 2012. Next year, the not-for-profit is also planning for the construction of two homes in Parry Sound through an Adopt-A-Home project and partnership with a very dedicated group of volunteers from Parry Sound. 

Giving back to the community is a core value of Habitat for Humanity Muskoka. Through community programs, Habitat brings volunteerism, do-it-yourself expertise, product donations and monetary grants to help meet the critical needs of low income families. This would not be possible without support from community groups such as the Muskoka Community Foundation and the thoughtful gift direction of endowed fund holders such as the Lowdens. 
Contact:
Ellen Frood
Habitat for Humanity Muskoka
705-646-0106, ext. 6
Steve Hayhurst
Muskoka Community Foundation
705-762-4515


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More vapour barrier, and taping it and acoustical caulking


Daily Log October 19, 2011
Who was on site
Doug P, Mike M, D.J.Saari, Lyle H, Rick D, Dorothy B, Janice and Steve H, Jim B and
Vince

What Happened
More vapour barrier, and taping it and acoustical caulking.


What next
More drywall, more drywall and then more drywall

Still Needed
Kitchen finals, Paint colours and trim. We have finalized a kitchen contractor.
A shade for floor colour.

Volunteers
The usual suspects to continue the ceilings on the main floor.  More volunteers would
be useful with full on drywall beginning very soon.

Further down the road
The siding team could get started.
The cement pads can be poured outside.
We could use some space somewhere to pre paint the trim.

Materials/Tools
All good until we rent drywall lifts and screw guns, now rented and in use

Food and Drink
As per drywall start up schedule
Many thanx to our food teams

Inspections
Vapour barrier on the ceilings this week.

My thoughts
It is amazing how people come through for us out of nowhere.  As well how our troops
instantly change from the plan and roll with sudden changes. Many THANX  to you all.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

They have the Vapours


Daily Log October 18, 2011

Who was on site
Paul, Mike, Alex, Dorothy, Doug and Vince

What Happened
More vapour barrier, and taping it and acoustical caulking. Dave from Greensides came to power up a few plugs for us yay.
Shed, photo by Emily

What next
More drywall, more drywall and then more drywall.

Still Needed
Kitchen finals, Paint colours and trim. We have finalized a kitchen contractor.
A shade for floor colour.

Volunteers
The usual suspects to continue the ceilings on the main floor.  More volunteers would
be useful with full on drywall beginning very soon.

Further down the road
The siding team could get started.
The cement pads can be poured outside.
We could use some space somewhere to pre-paint the trim.

Materials/Tools
All good until we rent drywall lifts and screw guns, now rented and in use.

Food and Drink
As per drywall start up schedule.
Many thanx to our food teams.

Inspections
Vapour barrier on the ceilings this week.

My thoughts
It is amazing how people come through for us out of nowhere.  As well how our troops instantly change from the plan and roll with sudden changes. Many THANX  to you all.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Work, vapour barrier


Daily Log October 17, 2011

Who was on site
Larry, Fred, Vince, and Doug as well two new gentlemen Big Jim and Bigger John.
Sorry I did not get their last names..

What Happened
More tub finish work, vapour barrier, and more vapour barrier The siding was ordered today and should be here in a week or so.

What next
More drywall, more drywall and then more drywall.

Still Needed
Kitchen finals, Paint colours and trim. We have finalized a kitchen contractor.

Volunteers
The usual suspects to continue the ceilings on the main floor.  More volunteers would
be useful with full on drywall beginning very soon.

Further down the road
The siding team could get started
The cement pads can be poured outside
We could use some space somewhere to pre paint the trim

Materials/Tools
All good until we rent drywall lifts and screw guns, now rented and in use

Food and Drink
As per drywall start up schedule.
Many thanx to our food teams.

Inspections
Vapour barrier on the ceilings this week.

My thoughts
It is amazing how people come through for us out of nowhere.  As well how our troops instantly change from the plan and roll with sudden changes. Many THANX  to you all.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Oct. 14th photos by Emily - a real door!








Concrete, tubbing, vapour barrier


Daily Log October 14, 2011

Who was on site
Larry, Fred, Mike Meuller, Emily and son Max, and Doug
pouring concrete in Muskoka, 2008
John Dawson of John Dawson inc. Richard Dawson and Scott Marks (concrete)
Vince no truck day

What Happened
More tub finish work, vapour barrier, and more concrete work.

What next
More drywall, more drywall and then more drywall.

Still Needed
Kitchen finals, Paint colours and trim. We have finalized a kitchen contractor.

Volunteers
The usual suspects to continue the ceilings on the main floor.

Further down the road
The siding team could get started.
The cement pads can be poured outside.
We could use some space somewhere to pre-paint the trim.

Materials/Tools
All good until we rent drywall lifts and screw guns, now rented and in use.

Food and Drink
As per drywall start up schedule.
Many thanx to our food teams.

Inspections
We are up to date.

My thoughts
It is amazing how people come through for us out of nowhere. As well how our troops instantly change from the plan and roll with sudden changes. Many THANX  to you all.
A real big thanx to the crew from John Dawson inc. (cement workers extraordinaire)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tubbing along


Daily Log October 13, 2011

Who was on site
Larry, Fred, Alex, Doug, Pete, Emily and myself (Vince)
As well as, Greenside electric performed the final tasks to get hydro.
John Dawson of John Dawson inc. Richard Dawson and Scott Marks (concrete).

What Happened
Plans changed quickly this morning with a call from a cement floor contractor who had the time today to donate his and his crew’s time for help with our remaining concrete work. We graciously accepted. As well the troop worked diligently on the ceilings and final tub framing and sudden cement prep.

What next
Veridian should be hooking up the hydro this week, with all in order.
Vapour barrier and Insulation started on the main floor ceilings.
Kitchen orders will be nailed down soon (no pun intended).

Still Needed
Kitchen finals, Paint colours and trim. We have finalized a kitchen contractor.

Volunteers
The usual suspects to start the ceilings on the main floor.

Further down the road

  • The siding team could get started
  • The cement pads can be poured outside
  • We could use some space somewhere to pre paint the trim

Materials/Tools
All good until we rent drywall lifts and screw guns, now rented and in use.

Food and Drink
As per drywall start up schedule.
Many thanx to our food teams.

My thoughts
It is amazing how people come through for us out of nowhere. As well how our troops instantly change from the plan and roll with sudden changes. Many THANX  to you all.
Thank you to Greenside electric.
A real big thanx to the crew from John Dawson inc. (Cement workers extraordinaire!)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Time for a bath!


Daily Log October 12, 2011

Who was on site
Larry, Fred, Alex, Doug, Rick, Emily and myself (Vince)

What Happened
The troop started doing Vapour Barrier of the main floor ceiling in advance of drywall.
The tubs arrived during morning coffee and some special sawzall work took place to get them in the bathrooms, thanks gang.
The team from Great Northern Insulation applied the spray foam yesterday afternoon and must have pulled a late shift, many thanks Bill Gee and workers.

What next
Veridian should be hooking up the hydro this week, with all in order.
Vapour barrier and Insulation start on the main floor ceilings.
Kitchen orders will be nailed down soon (no pun intended).

Still Needed
Kitchen finals, Paint colours and trim.

Volunteers
The usual suspects to start the ceilings on the main floor.

Further down the road
The siding team could get started.
The cement pads can be poured outside.

Materials/Tools
All good until we rent drywall lifts and screw guns, now rented and in use.

Food and Drink
As per drywall start up schedule.

My thoughts

The whole group really stepped up this morning in order to get the tubs in the houses.
Thank you all for your ingenuity and perseverance. Drywall shall begin tomorrow.