Roof Shout!

Ian just checking out the first pour (of many!) with Martin.  Meanwhile Lisa's parents, Ann and Geoff, beaver away in the background preparing the barbeque in anticipation of starving hordes that did in fact eventuate, despite the southerly blast that always seems to arrive by tradition exactly half an hour before a Laboratory party.  Thanks to all our friends and followers who came to help us celebrate - we had a blast!


The bombshell

Our builder went into liquidation today.  The article below appeared in The Press, a now familiar Christchurch story: another building firm goes down.  This time it's ours.  We are looking at our options in terms of getting this project moving forward again.  We are not giving up and we know you are behind us all the way.  Check in here for updates, or sign up to our newsletter for the latest news

Soldiering on

Well we've worked through our options and the best way forward is for us to manage this project ourselves, keeping on the sub-contractors already involved with the project.  So buoyed up with community energy and support we hope to get this thing over the line before we all die of thirst!  So work has continued over recent days with brick splitting , mezzanine floorboard laying  and sarking lining of the courtyard being the main activities - see photos below.  We hope to see bricklayers back on site this week after they were distracted by another job (!) and the electricians are crawling al

Ruben's Joinery

A sneaky look into our carpenter's workshop near Springston: the back bar for the Hororata horseshoe bar counter is taking shape, recycled (of course) timbers are replacing the old melamine carcass.  Just the countertop to go, then all will need to be dismantled to transport to The Laboratory and be reconstructed on site.  Although that's a little way off yet.


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