17 to 21 May 2010
Footings for house laid by Geoff Dunn Concrete – done on time, under budget and very neatly! Thanks Geoff and Moose, what a great start.
All 80 odd pier footings (400mm x 400mm x 400mm) and nearly 20m strip footings were dug by hand – hard work, even in the relatively soft sand soil in our area.
Five days on site.
28 May 2010
‘Lucky the Carpenter’ is engaged to get the garage to lock up stage, with me providing the required steel structure, insulation and cladding.
See The Owner Builder 159 June/July 2010 for more information on these stages.
Week of 7 June 2010
Lower level timber frames for garage delivered and raised on the same day. Steel posts in place on separate day.
Two days on site this week.
Week of 14 June 2010
Steel beams delivered and placed. Flooring laid. Scaffolding erected. Upper frames delivered and raised, rafters in place.
Four days on site this week.
Week of 21 June 2010
Windows delivered and fitted. Western red cedar cladding and Air-Cell Permishield insulation to western wall – looks fantastic! Steel cladding delivered, north wall and roof clad (Air-Cell Glareshield and Insulbreak 65 used).
Six days on site this week (half day Saturday)
Week of 28 June 2010
Fascias, eaves and guttering completed. Whirleybirds installed. Scaffolding removed. South wall and shower room clad. Doors fitted. Electricity rough in done.
Three days on site this week.
See The Owner Builder 160 August/September 2010 for more information on these stages.
So what exactly have I been doing, you ask? Cleaning the site up each day, sorting discarded materials into rubbish and recyclables, running errands, painting, doing a lot of research, oh – and working!