It's beginning to look a lot like a house.
The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity has come a long way in their quest to build a home for a family in need. Now deep into the construction phase, Steering Committee Chairman Doug Barnstable said that they are working on both the outside and the inside of the structure.
"On the inside, we have a contractor doing the drywall work. On the exterior, we're working on the siding. The drywall will likely take another week to ten days, so we'll be focusing on the outside work. We're looking at doing some landscaping as well. We'll possibly get some black dirt in and look for some sod to put down as well in the future, maybe a couple weeks."
"All the plumbing and electrical has been roughed in. Once we get the basement floor poured, which we hope to do this week, we'll be able to put the furnace and water heater and such in," he shared, adding that insulating and dry-walling the basement will follow that.
Although hiccups have occurred, like they do with any project, the work has gone smoothly. They managed to get the shingles on before the rain came, and are looking at finding more work for their volunteers.
The next stage of construction will be focusing on finishing the interior, things like painting, laminate flooring, baseboards and doors. They hope to start that at the beginning of October.
"We've been targeting the end of November as a finish date, but right now it looks like we're a little bit ahead of that. We'll know somewhat better around the end of October," Barnstable stated.