Construction Status at 908 5th Ave

A little bit of a late start on these updates, but here is where we are.

It has been an unusual build in that we have, and continue, to only allow experienced volunteers on the site.  This minimizes close physical contact and with the use of masks and disinfection protocols we are doing our best to minimize Covid-19 risks.

Thank you to all the selfless volunteers that are enabling us to move forward with this build.

Also, thanks to Advanced Disposal, Crockett Septic, Ellis Construction, Four Seasons Heating and A/C, Kohler Company, and Square D for their generous support.

October 25, 2020
The dry wall finisher starts Monday the 25th, so this week was spent hanging the remaining dry wall.  By Saturday at 1:00 we had it completed.
Next on the schedule, given the BALMY forecast, is siding, soffit and fascia.  Join in and help Wednesday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 8:00am!
October 17, 2020
Bill said….finish the ceiling dry wall gang…….so we did!  We also managed to get most of the walls done in the bathrooms.
Wednesday we will be blowing the attic insulation in.
Moving forward we will finish hanging the dry wall, then head over to siding.  We will hit the siding hard to finish it up before it gets any colder….or more of that white stuff comes down……..
September 28, 2020
Dateline: 9/25/2020……memo from Bill Smith……..
On 9/25/2020 5:22 PM, William Smith wrote:
We moved 13,200 lbs of drywall today.

4x12x1/2 drywall 68 lbs/sheet, 100 sheets, 6800 lbs

4x12x5/8 drywall 106 lbs/sheet. 50 sheets 5300lbs
4x8x1/2 mold resistant 55#/sheet, 20 sheets. 1100 lbs
This last week we received a lot of materials, insulated the house, and built a wall for the utility room and built a closet. It was a great team effort – thanks to all the volunteers. It’s going to be a nice warm house.
We are forging a new partnership with the construction students at Mid State and their instructor Craig Buttke. Craig and the students will be putting up drywall on Tuesday Oct 6th. ….Thank you!!
And we are continuing or long standing partnership with the UWSP Women’s Basketball Team and coach Shirley Egner.  The Team will be in on  Saturday October 3rd, working on siding.
This week we will have crews working Wed, Fri and Saturday mornings.
September 12, 2020

This weekend we made good progress on our Fifth Avenue house. The roofing work continued and we are close to finishing, but rain on Saturday sent us inside. On Saturday we fine tuned the framing to get ready for a building inspection on Monday. We added all the required bracing and brackets required by today’s building codes. The big bad wolf will not be able to blow this house down! We also added the blocking required throughout the house to get ready for installation of Sheetrock.

It was a good weekend with some new and old volunteers working together. Thank you!

This week (September 4-5) we expect to finish the roof and door installation, and complete the blocking inside the house. We are getting ready for the electrical contractor and the garage door installation to complete the closing up the house.

August 29, 2020

This week we had good progress on the house build. The windows and two of the doors were installed on a rainy Friday morning. Then Saturday we worked on the roof and got it about 60% completed.

Each day we had four volunteers, and though it would have been better to see more people, those who came worked hard and were good sports on the roof and getting rained on. Thanks to Scott who worked hard leading the team.

The heating contractor was also in on Friday and installed much of the duct work above.

August 10, 2020

Working around the wind and rain we nearly completed sheeting the roof, got the window opening picture framed, and did more of the truss work for the porch.

August 1, 2020

We continued with the sub fascia, the lookouts, the roofing and porch framing this weekend.  Looks great!

July 25, 2020

The trusses are up!  Next in the project is sheeting the roof and getting the shingles on.

July 17, 2020

Preparation for the trusses is complete with the framing done and OSB on.

July 11, 2020

Framing continues.

July 4, 2020

Already a great start on the framing.

It All Begins