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JPS Casey Builders Freshwater Project Fitout.

Over the pass couple of months since the last update we have finished off all tiling and fixout on the site.

The design involved a flush skirting boards and set shadow line architraves which gave a modern look the internal finish.

The external steel stairs have been installed and look great from the street front.

We are now look at finalizing the glass balustrade and finishing off the external painting. 

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Freshwater Project- Lock up

Its been a while since our last blog , but things have been very busy at our site,

We have now completed the weatherboards and achieved lock up for the building.

We have now moved on to the waterproofing in all bathrooms and decks. We use the product called Gripset which has a wide range of all types of membranes / glues and tapes to ensure a 100% fail safe water seal. All our team members are trained on how to use the products.

The tiles are on site also and will be installed in the next week.  

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JPS Casey Builders Freshwater Project Framing

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The project is now speeding up and we are achieving the required goals we need to each week.

The entire structure is now in place which includes 3 floors- 2 being concrete slab and the 3rd being timber joists.

All Wall framing is now complete also and the roof structure is now being installed. This is rafters being pitched off predominantly a steel skeleton to achieve the spans we needed to eliminate the need for internal walls.

Windows are now being install and the external cladding will follow.

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JPS Casey Builders Freshwater Project Ground Floor

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Now that the Crane is on site the Ground floor formwork is now starting, using the crane to lift all timbers and steel up will 1/2 the construction time than using just manpower.

The ground floor slab will be on ground and also suspended due to the steep block, it will sit on and be held up with up to 16 300mm diameter concrete coloums.

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JPS Casey Builders Freshwater Project- Crane installation

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The mezzanine in the garage has been poured and the crane has been installed on site.

The crane is a Self erect style crane that is approx 25 meters high and a jib length of 22 meters  and is driven by a remote control by the operator.

JP&S Casey Builders have two licensed operators in our team meaning that someone is always able to operate the crane at all times. Without the crane the site would almost be impossible to build.

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JPS Casey Builders Freshwater Project Footings and Dincel Wall

post image The first stage of construction has began with the footings for the garage walls being poured.  The Dincel wall system has been used as the garage walls as an alternative to the standard block work construction. Dincel is a PVC  interlocking system that has steal installed vertically and horizontal for strength. The process takes half the time that standard block work takes. The PVC Face can be rendered using acrylic render and the finish looks as good as a masonry wall.
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JPS Casey Builders Freshwater Project ( Rock excavation)

post image After Months of excavation due to the site being so steep the excavation is complete. The nature of the job made the excavation process start from the top and work our way down the hill which meant no building could commence till the excavation was complete. We are now ready to build from the bottom up stating with the Dincel walled garage.
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JPS Casey Builders Freshwater Project -Rock Excavation

post image The freshwater projects excavation consisted of an extreme amount of rock sawing and hammering as the proposed building is to be built into the existing  sandstone on the block. This process is time consuming but is essential in ensuring safety to the excavator operator and surrounding buildings.
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Freshwater Project

post image The Freshwater project is on an extremely steep block which has required extensive planning and safety procedures to ensure the job can be completed successfully.
The excavation stage was a very delicate process and involved monitoring from geotech and engineers all the way through, this was to ensure that the stability of the site remained safe and that the excavation could be done in the correct way.
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