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Re: Tondelver House - Southern Highlands223
Feb 20, 2017 8:21 pm
Finished the trusses and went back to working inside.
I decided to move the bathroom wall 200mm into the guest bedroom as I felt it was a little too close to the loo. I couldn't move the loo further away from the wall as their is a concrete pier almost underneath it.
Then I put in the first of two glass sliding doors. This one is in the guest bedroom is a two panel - one fixed one sliding. (The other is a three panel, one fixed and two sliding and will go in the lounge.)
Re: Tondelver House - Southern Highlands227
Feb 25, 2017 5:23 pm
They look great!! Just going to check back through your post to see what you used for decking!
Hi BB7 - it's a budget build so they are budget decking boards! Big green shed. 90 x 22 @ $2.35 per metre.
The deck is 2.4m wide so I ordered their 2.4 lengths, paid for incl. delivery. On the morning they were to deliver them, they rang me and said they didn't have 2.4m lengths in stock (despite telling me they did when I made the order.) Did I want narrower boards for the same price. I didn't thank you very much. So they said they would give me the 3M lengths for the same price.
This turned out to be a big plus as several boards had split or gnarly ends so I was able to trim them off.
I bought deck spacers which were a great help and I made a measuring template using the bottom of a takeaway container.
Also, I used some of the offcuts to make a temporary gangway onto the deck as I will be using the back doors now as the main entrance. Eventually I plan to backfill up the the base of the deck so there will just be a small step down onto ground level.
Re: Tondelver House - Southern Highlands228
Feb 26, 2017 8:30 am
Are there any eagle eyed readers out there who have noticed that the doors in the above picture are installed the wrong way round?
The first slider is on the outside track not the inside. When I bought the doors they are advertised as left hand opening which can be made right hand opening on site.
I wracked my brain trying to work out how they can possibly work as RHO - and the only solution I could come up with is to turn the doors upside down. This will mean I have to remove the casters and replace them on the other end. I will ring the company tomorrow and ask. If this is the case - it surely wouldn't have hurt to mention this in the assemble instructions. (Which I might add were written by and for gibbons.)
Has anyone else had this experience and needed to invert the doors?. By the time I finished installing the doors frames, squaring up etc it was getting late so I put in the doors temporarily for security.
Re: Tondelver House - Southern Highlands229
Feb 26, 2017 8:33 am
Thanks so much! Really appreciate the details, you've done a great job.
Just been showing hubby your handy work - very impressed.
We are thinking of adding a structure either side of our shipping container. 1 for float and mower storage, and the other side for stables. Your build is a great inspiration to do something with it!
Build thread http://tinyurl.com/llgc7yk
Re: Tondelver House - Southern Highlands230
Mar 17, 2017 8:33 pm
Wow just catching up you've done so much what a difference the doors and windows make!!
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