STAN MORRISON BUILDERS PROJECT BLOG
In the classroom today continuing professional development with the Master Builders NSW
All propped and ready to go.
Master bedroom with new ensuite replaces old bar living area on level one. Rough in of services fully underway.
Its out with the old and onto the rough in of electrical and plumbing services on the ground and upper level.
250kgs of beam going up into position. The lift is a lot easier with a material hoist. Once the posts are under each end and fixed off the team can relax and start the next task.
Location of new kitchen area. Walls to be removed and beam to be installed.
Walls gone and upper level propped. Next stage is preparation for beam install.
On site in fabulous Allambie Heights for extensive renovations including structural beams , new kitchen & ensuite bathroom, windows and doors, electrical, plumbing and gas ,plastering, painting and floor sanding.
2020 what a year, social distancing, masks and tracing apps.
All looking pretty in pink St Ritas Brisbane.
All complete at St Ritas Brisbane in 7 Days.
Almost done at St Ritas.
Base install progress and pre fab team.
Putting in some big days whilst installing out of town.
Taking shape and looking nice in Brisbane
The Empty Canvas at St Ritas Brisbane.
St Ritas Renovation include a 330 seat Auditorium/Theatre.
Flight Center East Gardens Completion
Flight Center East Gardens Carpet stage almost complete.
Flight Center East Gardens Painting stage.
Flight Center Renovations East Gardens Plastering and Demo Completed.
Retaining wall construction completed and established for our clients in Ermington.
Out back our clients selected natural feel stone and coping tiles around the Pool.
Failed retaining wall ready to collapse. Only one option for this construction fail, complete demo and re build.
The process begins with excavation and the install of steel posts set in concrete.
Happy to see those bricks gone.
When starting this project last year we found the home was dark and closed in on the rear elevations especially. Internal and external walls were demolished along with all exterior windows and doors.
There's something Fresh in the Air in Manly.
Renovation of the 14 room 3 bathroom twin terrace X backpackers in Manly was completed in just10 weeks.
Now Student Accommodation for ICMS.
Solving 100 years of rising damp in interior &exterior brick walls can be time consuming. Stage one, remove skirting and drill 12mm holes.
Stage 2, involves injecting westox silicon. Stage 3-4 remove render and apply salt resistance render. Stage 5 white set to make good over render. Stage 6 re install skirting and trims. Stage 7 painting.
Nothing better to do on a Saturday morning than a concrete pour. 2019 is underway !
Its a tight fit for trucks on the main road through Manly.
A joyful day for the our recent clients seeing the last of the 1970-80s style roman colosseum pillars being carted offsite to concrete recycling. Keeping it green.
On site in Ermington replacing a poorly constructed gravity block retaining wall. The photo on the left is the original wall and its ready to fall. Stage one for the new steel post and sleeper wall is, excavation, steel posts braced straight and plumb ready for concrete and reinforcing.
Unbelievable smoko shout from our clients in Turramurra, thanks Cara. Taking Shape out back in Turramurra
All the pieces one after the other. A quality job is never rushed it has to be correct at every stage. Tiling screed and floor and wall tiles progressing.
Water proofing the shower recess and in screed floor heating being installed in the master ensuite.
A bit of double glazing action on a sunny morning in spring. Piece by piece its coming together nicely.
2 rooms and a common area taking shape within the existing roof cavity. This extension addition has been constructed above the clients who are living on the ground floor level. Good planning and scaffold access enabled the build to run smoothly throughout. Some big LVLs can been seen here in the photos above requiring a bit of muscle to get them in place. Great job team ! Almost ready for stairs now and breaking through the ceiling to the ground level.
Lots of preparation for this attic conversion, comprising 2 bedrooms and study area within the existing roof cavity. Air conditioning will be relocated and the old roof structure will be demolished. This addition gives the home 3 levels with a minimal amount of structural work. The clients are living in during the build.
Underway in the beautiful leafy Sydney suburb of Turramurra. Works to be completed include demolition of existing rear extension and internal fittings, a new rear extension, structural beams and columns. New kitchen and bathrooms. Complete internal fit out. Bal 40 windows and doors. Drainage repairs. Outdoor alfresco, paving, tiling, stairs, decking, new vergola, pool coping, driveways, paths etc.
Summer 2017-18 sees us on site in Collaroy completing internal & external renovations to this gem of a home in a fantastic location with stunning views over long reef and beyond.
Cant believe its 20 years ago this month Feb 1998 I began working on this 440 cantilever bridge, how time fly's !
The project was completed in 1999
Photo left Feb 1998 shows the central pier 2 superstructure preparing to launch cantilever travellers. Photo right September 1998 shows pier 2 about half way on the travel towards connecting pier roadways to pier 1 and pier 3.
Starting day for kitchen make over in North Rocks. Some early sledge hammer action on the walls. We all love a bit of demo now and again.
Wall removals, structural works, beam installs and total kitchen renovation in North Rocks.
Beams supporting roof structure going in.
Cabinets on site and all beams and columns in position.
Taking shape now with floors sanded, painting underway and benchtop measure awaiting install
On site in Northbridge. Full internal and external renovations including major drainage rectifications, ensuite bathroom, structural works, new decking and stairs, pool fencing, full render, rock excavations, new roofing and skylights, painting, tiling, water proofing, new Bi fold doors & windows, home gym, new laundry.
Fully painted external render and new roof to complete this modern transformation inside and out. With new roof vents to reduce roof cavity heat and additional skylights to bring light and ambience into the home.
Fully loaded early morning in Newtown. Note the rust apartment to the rear. Cant wait to knock it down and build some lasting value.
A few short months later and its a brand new plywood braced shell ready for cladding.
On site in Mosman partnering with a Victorian Design Company, connecting modular pre fab building systems together with new in stiu construction.
Basement renovations complete in North Rocks.
Creating another living space under the house involves new beams tiling and fixing drainage issues.
On site this week in North Rocks sorting out some problematic drainage issues originating in the basement.
North Rocks basement structural works involved removing existing piers installing structural beams to open up a play area for the kids.
Finishing day and ready for the teachers.
Classroom construction on the corso in Manly.
One of the exciting aspects of building is new products. Here is our first experience laying aluminium decking. This product is 100% water proof and very durable. No maintenance.
Hornsby Heights. Full renovation and extension to 1970s home including lounge, kitchen and deck extension. Full kitchen and ensuite renovation. Exterior paving landscaping and screening.
All complete in Hornsby Heights. Full renovation and extension.
On site in Lane Cove renovating a 2 bedroom town house with new kitchen laundry.
Project involved removing structural walls, and asbestos. Installing structural beams and columns. Installing water proofing, tiling and new Ikea kitchen. The main body of the kitchen is not shown in the photos and is located to the left behind a small supporting wall. We were in and out quick on this one and owners were in before I could get back to take some shots. Stage shows 90% completion with painting touch ups with final PC items to be installed.
Pymble stairs carport and deck in heritage style
Heritage project Pymble, Deck, Carport, Stairs and structural beams and piers.