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Brunacci Residence Progress | Update 6

The last couple of months has seen the completion of all the electrical and plumbing rough-in, installation of wall and floor insulation and commencement of window installation.

Eastern view looking into rear courtyard

Eastern view looking into rear courtyard

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Brunacci Residence Progress | Update 5

The last few months have seen all the pre-cast concrete panels craned and fixed into place, all concrete floors poured with included hydronic heating installed and a small section of stainless steel roofing installed.

Entry View

View of the entry facade of house with openings ready for large pane double glazed windows

Work will now commence on the installation of windows as well as the rough-in of plumbing and electrical systems. The final fit out of linings, joinery and fittings will follow after.

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Brunacci Residence Progress | Update 4

The last few weeks has seen a lot of steady progress made on site. The ground floor suspended concrete slab has been installed including hydronic floor heating and all the precast concrete panels to the ground floor have been installed into place

This floor comprises the sleeping and bathing level as well as access to the private courtyard at ground level

Ground Floor View

View from courtyard looking through the master bedroom to the Tamar River beyond

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Brunacci Residence Progress | Update 3

The first pre-cast concrete panels have now been craned into place. 35 individual panels which comprise of the lower ground floor level were indiviudally lifted and carefully located into place without a hitch. Careful and considered detailing of each panel enabled the construction to fit together like a jigsaw.

precast concrete panels | MJ Architecture

All lower ground floor precast concrete panels have been lifted into place. Some of these panels are acting as retaining walls and will be waterproofed

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Brunacci Residence Progress | Update 2

March 2014

Progress on the foundations is well underway, with the lower ground floor slab now poured and excavation work commenced on the ground floor slab. The ground floor slab will be partly founded in the ground and partly a suspended concrete slab supported by pre-cast concrete walls which are currently being fabricated 300km away. The transportation and erection of the pre-cast panels will commence in the next fortnight.

Site Progress Diary:

Compacted gravel was built up over a layer of concrete blinding to form the reinforced concrete foundation beams

MJ Architecture | Foundation Overview

Overview of lower ground floor slab being prepared for pouring. Extent of reinforced concrete foundation beams are visible

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Brunacci Residence Underway… | Construction Blog

Our Brunacci residence is now underway … follow our blog posts as we document the construction of our latest house over the next 8 months

February 2014

MJ Architecture | Brunacci Foundations

One big hole in the ground … A 3 storey house will fill this space over the coming months. The ground is being prepared for pouring of the lower ground floor slab

Work is underway on the largest house we have undertaken to date. Over the next 8 months this site will see the construction of a 3 storey home fabricated from pre-cast concrete panels.

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