Dan Tloome Development News – 2021

4/06/2021


Platform preparation at Ext 7

Platform preparation at Ext 7


Pouring raft concrete at B4

Pouring raft concrete at B4


Rebars and shutters in progress at B2

Rebars and shutters in progress at B2


Pouring raft concrete Ext 7

Pouring raft concrete Ext 7


Trenching done at B3

Trenching done at B3


Block 9 first floor slab

Block 9 first floor slab


Trenching done at B11

Trenching done at B11


Midblock service trench showing sewers installed

Midblock service trench showing sewers installed


Rebar done at B6 done

Rebar done at B6 done


Finalizing platforms in Ext 7. All platforms complete.

Finalizing platforms in Ext 7. All platforms complete.
Raft concrete being poured. Laser level in the foreground.

28/05/2021


Raft concrete being poured. Laser level in the foreground.

Fabricating steel shutters


Fabricating steel shutters

Installing raft shutters at B26


Installing raft shutters at B26

Casting raft concrete at B21


Casting raft concrete at B21

Raft concrete at B21


Raft concrete at B21

Cement bricks delivered at Ext 7


Cement bricks delivered at Ext 7

Casting raft concrete


Casting raft concrete

Trimming to level B30 platform at Ext 3


Trimming to level B30 platform at Ext 3

Rebar at B26


Rebar at B26

Brickwork making great progress at B9


Brickwork making great progress at B9

B9 brickwork in progress


B9 brickwork in progress

Trenching at B18 in Ext 7


Trenching at B18 in Ext 7

21/05/2021


B9 raft concrete being poured on 19 May 2021

B9 raft concrete being poured on 19 May 2021


Steel balustrades finishes in a block in Ext 6

Steel balustrades finishes in a block in Ext 6


Car parking lot ready for paving in Ext 3. Brick chambers part of underground drainage.

Car parking lot ready for paving in Ext 3. Brick chambers part of underground drainage.


Breaking rock in a platform in Ext 7

Breaking rock in a platform in Ext 7


Fabricating steel shutters at B26

Fabricating steel shutters at B26


Paint touch ups at Ext 6

Paint touch ups at Ext 6


B9 concrete curing with water

B9 concrete curing with water


B9 brickwork already going up

B9 brickwork already going up


B9 excavating midblock for service installation

B9 excavating midblock for service installation
B9 earlier in the week, steel shutters being fabricated.

14/05/2021


B9 earlier in the week, steel shutters being fabricated.

Inside a refuse drop in area at Ext 5 near B47, section not yet occupied


Inside a refuse drop in area at Ext 5 near B47, section not yet occupied

View showing B45-47 on the right side.


View showing B45-47 on the right side.

Refuse deposition area on the left. View shows a tent and blocks in Ext 5 in the background


Refuse deposition area on the left. View shows a tent and blocks in Ext 5 in the background

Final level trimming for a platform in Ext 7


Final level trimming for a platform in Ext 7

Previously completed B3 platform, levels being dropped by half a metre


Previously completed B3 platform, levels being dropped by half a metre

DPC plastic for foundations and concrete beds being placed at B9


DPC plastic for foundations and concrete beds being placed at B9

Backfilling and compacting trenches at B23 in order to correct levels


Backfilling and compacting trenches at B23 in order to correct levels

Workshopping beneficiaries by HS regarding proper usage of facilities at the settlement


Workshopping beneficiaries by HS regarding proper usage of facilities at the settlement

Groundwater reservoir supplying tower at Drogheuwel, project completed.


Groundwater reservoir supplying tower at Drogheuwel, project completed.

Completed water tower at Drogheuwel meant to supply Dan Tloome


Completed water tower at Drogheuwel meant to supply Dan Tloome

Pipework at water tower


Pipework at water tower

Fabricating steel shutters at B9 for raft concrete


Fabricating steel shutters at B9 for raft concrete

Foundation set out and trenching


Foundation set out and trenching

23/04/2021


Plastering passage walls

Plastering passage walls


Correcting a window frame

Correcting a window frame


View showing piles of plaster sand and sand for screeds at many blocks in Ext 6

View showing piles of plaster sand and sand for screeds at many blocks in Ext 6


Guardhouse erected at a vandalized and plundered mini sub to improve security in Ext 7

Guardhouse erected at a vandalized and plundered mini sub to improve security in Ext 7


External painting at Ext 6 blocks nearly complete for all blocks

External painting at Ext 6 blocks nearly complete for all blocks


Rebar and foundations at B26

Rebar and foundations at B26
Stormwater pipe installed for the 150 services. Work in progress.

26/03/2021


Stormwater pipe installed for the 150 services. Work in progress.

Heavy hitter. Excavator-mounted pecker for breaking rock.


Heavy hitter. Excavator-mounted pecker for breaking rock.

Plastering gable end at a block in Ext 6 earlier in the week.


Plastering gable end at a block in Ext 6 earlier in the week.

Passing screeds for floors on B27


Passing screeds for floors on B27

Shallow rock excavation for services


Shallow rock excavation for services

Shallow rock in trenches for services


Shallow rock in trenches for services

Part of water mains pipes installed as part of the 150 services


Part of water mains pipes installed as part of the 150 services

Water pipes placed on ample bedding


Water pipes placed on ample bedding

Water and sewer pipes delivered on site


Water and sewer pipes delivered on site

Neat trenching near the sewage pump station


Neat trenching near the sewage pump station

Stormwater pipes installed. Brick chambers still to be built.


Stormwater pipes installed. Brick chambers still to be built.

5/03/2021


Plumbing subcontractors at Ext 6 – women empowerment


TV dishes installed at B42


Correcting foundation setting out at B26.


Foundation trenching correction at Ext 6


Plastering at B29

Plastering at B29


External plaster at B30

External plaster at B30


Breaking a wall to install water drain pipes, at a ground floor in Ext 6

Breaking a wall to install water drain pipes, at a ground floor in Ext 6

26/02/2021


Plaster work at a block in Ext 6


Attenuation pond in Ext 6. Standing water and grass testify to wet weather experienced on site.


Beneficiaries awaiting allocation. They arrive by car and by taxi


Beneficiaries at Ext 5. Waiting for allocations at B42 to B44


Water meters labelled with numbers


Main work at Ext 6 at 5 blocks is plaster, screeds, painting and electrical


Exposing a covered sewer inspection eye at B45


Painting making good progress especially at B31. Wet weather commonly experienced in late afternoons

19/02/2021


B26 foundation trenching done, neat trenches. Section being done by military veterans


View showing B30 – 32 in Ext 6.


B46, finishing touches to a bathroom.


Attenuation pond with shallow water


Members of the media setting up their station


Block in Ext 6, work in progress


Beneficiary documents verification


Beneficiaries queue to be allocated their units.


First allocation day on 16 February 2021 is a day to remember


Doctor Nkosi from Human Settlements leading the allocation


One of the units allocated clearly numbered.


B23 foundation trenching by military veterans

12/02/2021


Plaster and screeds at B31


B45 work in progress, view from wetland side


Painting at B46


Floor toppings at a lobby, B46


Lady painters at work


Painting in the passage


B27 plaster almost completed


Foundation trenching at B26 by military vets

5/02/2021


Serious thunderstorm concentrated on site and Finsbury area.


Drain around wetland earlier in the week. Flow into wetland nicely controlled.


Fixing electrical conduits, B47.


B31 plastering in progress.


Levelling the courtyard between blocks to be done to enhance drainage.

29/01/2021


Eroded outlet structure for underground stormwater discharge. Testimony of storms experienced.


Underground stormwater junction box. Preparing to install a cover.


Ext 6, B31 painting in progress. B32 on the right ready for tiling.


View looking at the back of the site offices and B33 and B34 in beautiful colours.


View looking towards Ext 5, B34 to the right and B45 first on the left.


Fitting entrance doors at B47


Blocks B45 and B46. The courtyard shows evidence of rainfall experienced on site