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Quadree

Johann Willm Welter

Builder

Commodities

Building blocks made from clay or concrete, essential for construction.

Bricks

Delicious fruit enjoyed fresh or processed into jams, pies, and beverages.

Cherry

Calcium-rich mineral used in construction, agriculture, and chemical processes.

Lime

Measuring Tape: Flexible ruler used for measuring length or distance.

Measuring Tape

Hardwood prized for its strength and durability, used in furniture and barrel-making.

Oak

Offers installation, repair, and maintenance services for water and drainage systems, ensuring efficient and functional plumbing in buildings.

Plumbing

Sandpaper: Smooths surfaces by abrasion, preparing them for finishing or painting.

Sandpaper

Windows: Openings in walls or roofs fitted with glass or other transparent material to admit light and air.

Windows

Seals joints or gaps in buildings or structures to prevent water, air, or pests from entering, ensuring weatherproofing and insulation.

Caulk

Doors: Movable barriers used to close off entrances or exits to buildings or rooms.

Doors

Lumber: Wood that has been sawn and processed for use in construction or woodworking.

Lumber

Building material used to bind bricks or stones together in construction.

Mortar

Pitch: Sticky, black or dark brown substance obtained from petroleum or coal tar, used for waterproofing or sealing.

Pitch

Rivets: Permanent mechanical fasteners used to join materials together.

Rivets

Fasteners used to join materials together, providing strong and secure connections.

Screws

Cement: Binding agent used in construction for adhering materials together.

Cement

Level: Instrument for determining whether a surface is horizontal (level) or vertical (plumb).

Level

Equipment used in the construction of structures from stone or brick.

Masonry Tools

Fasteners used to join materials together, such as wood or metal.

Nails

Hand tool used for shaping wood by shaving off thin layers.

Plane

Roofing: Materials and construction techniques for covering and protecting building roofs.

Roofing

Instruments used for specific tasks, such as construction, repair, or crafting.

Tools

A builder constructs residential and commercial structures from the ground up. They interpret blueprints, coordinate construction crews, and ensure that projects are completed to high standards of quality and safety.

Colonists can thank builders for constructing homes, public buildings, and infrastructure essential for colonial expansion, urbanization, and societal development.

Tools of the Trade

Building materials (bricks, lumber, concrete)
Construction tools (hammers, saws, drills)
Safety equipment (hard hats, gloves, safety glasses)
Plans and blueprints

Sights, Smells, Sounds

Sights: Blueprints spread out on tables, construction workers assembling frames and laying foundations, cranes lifting materials, scaffolding surrounding a partially built structure.

Smells: The earthy scent of freshly turned soil, the sharp tang of sawdust, the faint aroma of paint and varnish.

Sounds: The whirring of power tools, the thud of hammers on nails, the buzz of saws, the shouts of construction workers coordinating their efforts.

Shops

Colonial Builders, operated by Joseph and Sarah Brown, is a construction company based in Williamsburg, Virginia, specializing in the construction of colonial-style homes and buildings.

New World Construction, owned by Thomas and Elizabeth Johnson, is a prominent building firm operating in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, undertaking construction projects for colonial settlers and businesses.

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