Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Greetings to Owner Builder readers

Our building project is in the current edition of the Australian magazine 'Owner Builder'. We must apologise for the lack of updates due to the fact that I dislocated my elbow and then just as it was nearly 100% better I fell and broke my wrist. Hopefully the splint will be off this week and we can recommence building.
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Colin & Sarah

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Levels 7 & 8

Completing level seven and still using straw bales as scaffolding. You can see our faithful Old Yella, which is our hand operated pallet jack. This allows us to lift the wheelbarrow right up to the level we are building at, which saves us having to pass up umpteen number of buckets!

Here we are starting on level 8. Straw bales are gone due to Dad's concerns about their safety and stability up so high - thus he paid for the Miniskaff scaffolding! This has been great as it is stable, easy to assemble, and easy to move.

Level 8 is where booker rods need to be placed. These are threaded rods which are embedded in level 8, continue through level 9, and then anchor the roof to the walls via wall plates and trusses.

Northern view of the garage showing the doorway and windows.

Another little local

Winter Sunset

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