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Outdoor Play Centre

Sammy-Joe Liistro Delfin Lend Lease Pergola Structure

Click here to watch video (3MB) Delfin Lend Lease Craigieburn approached Naturform in November 2007 to assist in the design and construction of an outdoor play center for Sammy Joe Liistro who suffers from the degenerative disease TTD for his use and for the use of others with similar disabilities. Sammy Joe is basically allergic to sunlight so our brief was to construct an outside play centre adjoining the family home to ensure that no light could penetrate in, as well as making it functional for the other family members The Delfin Lend Lease design team in conjunction with Naturform Landscape contractors and Commercial Builders, Urban Edge Landscape Architects, Westweld Steel suppliers and fabricators and Greg Schofield and Associates Structural Engineers came up with a design that would facilitate all the necessary requirements Our task then was to request from our Contractors and Suppliers for rebates or donations for either time or material. In conjunction with various philanthropic organizations and government agencies the Delfin project has raised over $100,000 in donations and pledges to date. The project will exceed a nett value of $150,000. The works have commenced in March. The existing backyard has been completely demolished. Excavations and footings for frame will be completed by 1st week in April. The Frame will be installed by the 2nd week in April. Subsequently the numerous additions will be installed such as remote controlled roller shutters, therapeutic spa; rubber matting floor, paving area; trampoline; wheelchair ramp; air-conditioning and heating system, UV sensitive lights, etc. Part of the play centre project will include a completely revamped landscape to the rear of the property which will include adult retreat, storage facility for games, and toys, trees, plants and garden beds, turtle habitat, basketball area, rainwater tank, outdoor lighting, etc. The donations have also included scholastic and theraputic equipment relevant to the sufferers of TTD such as drawing boards, ball pool, therapeutic mats, exercise bike, treadmill, swing chair, chalkboard, tables and chairs, etc. It is a pleasure to assist in such a worthwhile cause which will hopefully make a difference in not only Sammy-Joes life and that of his family, but also others with similar afflictions. Without the support and dedication of the project partners the play centre would not exist. Delfin Lend Lease gratefully wish to thank the companies who have so willingly donated and pledged there time and recourses to partner in this project. They include so far: Naturform Landscapers and Builders Westweld Steel Fabricators North West Air-conditioning and Heating Highrise Painting and Decorating GJR Electrics Greg Schofield Engineers Bondor Insulation Panels Clayton Utz Solicitors Mirabella International Pty LTD - Lighting Tall Trees Plant Suppliers Urban Edge Landscape Architects Security Plus Roller Shutters Andel Temporary Fencing Coates Hire Boral Concrete Smorgon ARC Steel Suppliers Hume City Council DHS Lions Club RSEA Safety Equipment Quiksilver Surf Wear Tommy Oz Fencing Friends of Sammy Joe Foundation Winslow Civil Contractors Omintech Equipment Balliana Landscape
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