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Re: Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie61
May 18, 2019 3:05 pm
The last photo was taken from the garden of a neighbour behind looking down over the house.
In all, nearly 2 days to get the roof on both the house and the granny flat. The roof still needs to go on the porch of the house, plus of course the flashings and gutters.
The team needed to be elsewhere on another job for a couple of days but will be back next week to finish off.
Meantime the sparky Wayne and his helper John (who is over 80 but you just wouldn't believe it given the way he works) have been placing brackets for power and feeding light leads through the roof panels so initial electrical setup for the granny flat is done including the power box. They will be back later next week to sort the house.
Meantime, the p[lumber came over to check out the job, basics were agreed and he will start late next week on plumbing water and gas.
Great progress!! Very chuffed.
Re: Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie62
May 27, 2019 5:59 pm
So more great progress. Fascias and gutters going on, rough out of plumbing and electrical for the granny flat is now complete. The plumber will come back tomorrow morning to test the gas and water lines and sign them off - he had to go and clear a blocked toilet so couln't finish that today.
Here's how it looks now.
Re: Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie63
Jun 03, 2019 5:33 pm
So now the roof is on, the big scaffold can be removed and the impressive size and height of the roof is revealed. Wow!
Still some bracing to remove, hopefully the roof won't fall down.......
Looks a bit like one of those schools gym/library/multipurpose buildings built under the stimulus package a few years back.
Had some cold and foggy mornings here but lovely clear days.
What about an arty shot or two then?
And just to prove I have actually been working, here is a photo of me trying to make a mess of something.
Re: Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie64
Jun 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Oops the photo didn't load.....
And I can even look like a tradie who knows what he is doing.....
This was finishing off the wind beam wall that both protects the Bed 4 window and provides a backing wall for the outdoor eating area and BBQ. That Gorilla platform ladder has proved very handy particularly with the heights I am dealing with. But I also need to buy a mobile scaffold for the sarking, cladding, interior painting and other work.
Next steps are finishing some detail work on frames, putting on the porch roof and gutters (I was one Versiclad panel short so had to order an extra) and then onto the sarking.
Meantime, I got the quantity document for the Cemintel cladding (CSR Cemintel Territory Teak to give it its full name) back but had been specified wrongly by the local agent. So another delay.
Re: Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie65
Jun 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Re: Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie66
Jun 08, 2019 1:37 pm
And did you notice over to the right, the first tank has arrived. I need to make a pad for it from crusher dust - the ground is quite solid underneath.
The 22,500 tank off the garage will arrive in a couple of weeks. I have dispensed with the tank on the house as required under BASIX rules and it's 4500L requirement will be serviced from the shed tank. This will need a small change to the existing piping.
I will also move the shed tank further back and set it into the ground by at least 400mm, because it needs more fall from the garage gutter outlets to the input. Shifting it back will require the bank to be cut out several metres and hole dug - my trusty Kubota backhoe attachment will get its first serious workout.
I can then build a shed for the Kubota, possibly a double one for the growing collection of Jaguars!
Crap weather here today, cold and rainy. I am doing more work on frame detailing and in between times watching the Kaboodle Kitchens videos. I will probably get one from Bunnings for the granny flat. But the top will come from Edsteins Granite in Taree - real, textured and beautiful, measured and fitted for only slightly more than Bunnings engineered stone, uninstalled. A no brainer, buying granite from the masons - might also get a cheap deal on a headstone (they are also monumental masons) if the building work kills me!
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