Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Final shots of the roofless garage

With any luck the Colourbond roof and guttering will arrive tomorrow. So as long as it doesn't rain the roof will be on by the end of this week or early next.
Then the weatherboards will arrive, some of which Wife and I will paint before they go up, to make things easier later.
The windows should arrive on Thursday. I get to put them in after the carpenter's done the weatherboards.
Then we have to organise the sparky to install the 2 million power points we want.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Battens up!

The carpenters have promised to use safety harnesses when they put the corrugated iron (tin, colourbond, whatever you want to call it) on (even though they're carpenters not roofers). Apparently safety isn't an issue when they're balancing on a few bits of timber 7m above the concrete to put battens up...that's different somehow!?

The shock was too much for some.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Size isn't everything... but it is something!

Gawd, it's gettin' big!!!
Not quite waterproof yet...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The steel beam goes up

This is a 7m long beam we had engineered. The original plans had a timber post holding up the left mezzanine floor which would have got in the way and annoyed us greatly! As far as I could find out the beam weighs about 35 kg per meter. The carpenter and his mate got this 245 kg lump down the driveway on the little black trolley you can just see in the foreground, then lifted it into place with a manual hoist.

The first of the two mezzanine floors goes up

And higher!..or wider anyway.