As part of our ongoing maintenance of the Homes, we recently replaced the broken lattice privacy screen between buildings 10 & 12 with durable spotted gum hardwood panels.

Jay and Kate from at Bunnings Fairfield provided advice for this job, and Bevan and the team at Bunnings Thomastown provided the wood and hardware required. The team at Bunnings Thomastown went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed to complete the job.

Two new maintenance volunteers joined our team at the Homes for this job, Ian and Liam Robinson removed the old lattice, and then sanded and painted the original framework.  They then cut and installed the new hardwood panels. Planter boxes were then re-installed at the base of the screen.

William Gilbert, a resident from Wodonga, also assisted with the painting of the framework.  As this job was done during the COVID-19 restrictions which impacted hospital visiting hours, he found it a good way to occupy his time while waiting to visit his new born son  and wife who were patients at the Mercy Hospital in Heidelberg.

Many thanks to all who helped with this project. After a few interruptions due to COVID-19 the project is now complete and looking a treat.

Below are photos showing, from top left in a clockwise direction, the progression of the job from start to finish.

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