Build committee member Gordon English and build supervisor Tom Swift survey the location of the build site in preparation for some final site work before the crew from Camosun College arrives to start on the footings and foundation on our Cedar Hill X Road build. One of the happy surprises is that much less blasting will be required than was first thought.
An exciting day at the build site as the old house and garage disappeared in just a few hours. We hope that all of the commuters along McKenzie Avenue enjoyed the show. Next up is excavation and site preparation.Stay tuned for a time lapse video of the demolition.
Meet Team Hilti, our second team to participate in a team build day at the 4000 Cedar Hill X Road build.The rain stayed away just long enough for Team Hilti to finish the protective fencing around the oak grove, recover siding for reuse on a heritage house under renovation, and recover metals from the old house for recycling. Many thanks to the team for all of their efforts. Lunch was graciously provided by Panago Pizza on Quadra courtesy of Darren and his team. Our build supervisor Tom is incredibly happy with the progress so far. Next up, the heavy equipment moves in to demolish what remains of the house next week. We still have plenty of team build days available, so give Nancy Taylor a call at 250-480-7688 for more information. Stay tuned!
Many thanks to the Team from RBC branches around Victoria for their help in cleaning up around the site in preparation for the old house demolition next week. The team were able to clean out the garage and tidy up the site by stacking the firewood and removing the waste wood and branches. They also finished the removal of the old fence alone Mackenzie Ave. and erected the construction fencing in its place. HFHV provided the lunch today, and our staff were pleased with the progress on the site. Next team build day is Friday, October 17
World Habitat Day marked the official start of our Cedar Hill Cross Road build in Saanich. Executive Director Yolanda Meijer welcomed members of our board, the Mayor and Council members from the District of Saanich, and representatives from some of our major supporters, including the RBC Foundation, Camosun College and the Victoria Real Estate Board. Together with our partner families, they took part in our Sod-turning ceremony blessed by Rev. R Crosby-Shearer. Many thanks to all who took part. We are looking forward to providing four more hardworking families with their own homes in the summer of 2015!
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