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Fourth Avenue house build has begun

The rain held out on Saturday as employees from the Niagara Casinos and professional framers from Dave Wiens Construction came out to install the main floor on our house on Fourth Avenue in Niagara Falls.

It was a rough start for this build as all of our tools were stolen just days before the first build day - but with an inventory list in hand, our construction staff secured the much needed tools to begin building this Habitat house for a family of five.

“It was great to be able to contribute to such a worthwhile endeavor,” said Peter Spence, Niagara Casino employee. “It was well organized, so it felt like our time was valued and helpful. I was glad to meet the family who would be moving in, such wonderful people. And I learned a lot about the early stages of building a house. Fantastic day!”

Day two of the build held a new task for the Habitat crew. Instead of framing the walls with wood, Greenstone Structural Solutions built wall panels for the house, which provide a framing technology with uniform thermal efficiency and faster construction times.

John Deere employees, Habitat Niagara’s volunteer crew leads, future Habitat homeowners and Habitat construction staff learned how to install this new panel system through training taught by Greenstone’s staff.

View the photos and videos of the past two build days.