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Builders porn

By April 23, 2012 No Comments

One of my brothers is one of those guys who always knows someone. For much of his adult life he’s done deals with people, traded goods if you will, but mostly he just gets given stuff for free, because…well, I don’t know why but he does. TV’s, carpets, paint, fridges. It’s extraordinary.

So when we were gathering our team for this project, he was obviously an invaluable resource.

Our accountant – a mate of his from soccer 20 years ago. Web design – friend from high school. POS system – advice from ex-girlfriend. Builder – married to one of his good friends.

And that’s where we really lucked out, because picking a builder is a very important thing. We’d always assumed so, but it wasn’t until we started work on HY that we realised just how fortunate we are to have Tristram.

The guy is amazing. Meticulous, talented, problem solver, hard worker…the list goes on. Seriously, if I ever have to do so much as hang a painting I’m not doing it without his input.

And we were really lucky to book him when we did. If it had been a week later I doubt we would have gotten him. He’s booked solid now, for much of this year.

But it’s not just his work and work ethic, it’s also his nature. It doesn’t seem to bother him that a sometimes volatile, ‘chicken-little’ chef hangs about him all day long, passing him his nails and hammer.

Or if it does, he doesn’t let on. In fact, I’d be willing to bet there’s a bit of a bromance going on. Or at the very least a crush on the chef’s behalf.

And with work like this can you blame him?

And here he is in all his manly glory cutting through concrete to make a hidden drop spot for dirty plates. Now if that isn’t the ultimate builder’s porn shot, I don’t know what is.

Happy Monday people. Hope you enjoyed the spread.

Caption: Perfect fit. Exactly; He individually handcrafted each one of those pieces, so that instead of wacking a lump of wood on top, it looks like a solid piece of timber. See I told you, meticulous; That’s a close up of the pieces. I consider myself as good a photographer as he is a builder; He’s going to blacken each piece of timber individually to achieve the industrial homestead look we’re going for; Two shelves just for water bottles. Water bottles that yes, we will wash out after service each night. I know, crazy right?