Still not at lock-up just yet! Windows have arrived after a long hold up in the design and standards departments, but hopefully we can now motor ahead….
We finally cleared the old concrete slab from down the side which took a few days, filling an old dam that wasn’t in use. We’ve compacted it down
As you can see, we’ve been hard at work coating the back warehouse floor (that’s Mum and Colleen!) and filling, sanding and painting the large back wall of the top warehouse (that’s Stefan on the scissor lift).
We still have a lot of painting to go…
We are not yet at lock-up, just awaiting the
Here’s an aerial shot (high up on a scissor lift!)….impressive, hey? So much of the structure is in place, giving us a true sense of how much space we will have. We hope to have the roof on in the next few weeks and the colorbond shed also finished in that time frame. Our deadline
The lower level internal structure has been erected so we can actually walk through rooms and visual the size – it makes it so much more real!
The back two sections of colorbond shed needed a crane, and people power, to fix the roof in place.
Over the next few weeks we’ll see the upstairs
Surprisingly, the builders have been busy over December/January and commenced the internal frames. It’s wonderful to see the structure begin to take shape….
Here’s a design drawing of what our future home will look like – front retail/produce store and back manufacturing plant, with a greenhouse off to the side. I look forward to the day when I can post the actual image of this!
Right now – we have a concrete slab!
Well the weather has not been kind! Our builders did not really see the funny side of their ruined trenches.. Give them credit though – they did show up! It’s a slow journey…. hopefully more to see soon.
The ground has been broken! Well, for excavation anyway… The removal of the old concrete slab to make way for the new has been rather a large effort. Look at all that concrete – and it is, sadly, unusable. We have an old dam at the top of the property which is quite derelict (it
So the greenhouse is up! It’s not powered yet but the structure is finished – giving us a lovely, warm environment to store our farm equipment for the time being… Once complete, this climate controlled hydroponic house will provide the majority of our food production needs – red and green tomatoes, cauliflower, zucchini, capsicum, horseradish
Along with our factory build comes the need to increase our manufacturing efficiency, hence the investment in additional manufacturing equipment.
Whilst trying to remain true to our ‘hand made’ traditions, we also need to expand our customer base, remain price competitive amongst a crowded market segment, and explore new opportunities, especially in targeting export sales.