This afternoon, the steel arrived and was off loaded. The lorry came backwards down the Loke.

Steel-on-the-lorry

Steel-on-the-lorry

The big I-beam pieces were offloaded down inside the house itself, lying on concrete blocks with long length of 2inch by 6inch planks to support the 6 pieces.

Steel-I-Beams-unloaded

Steel-I-Beams-unloaded

The rest of the pieces were offloaded on pallets in front of the house alongside the Loke, and then each piece was measured to verify that they were correct and present.

All-Steel-unloaded

All-Steel-unloaded

Most of the pieces were carried over to the external rack to store them under cover while waiting to be processed. The only items left outside were the big fat box beams which are the legs for holding up the I-beams. These box beams are very heavy indeed, being 160mm by 80mm with thick 8mm metal walls and having a length of 5.4 metresĀ long!! Steel is dense and it all adds up to high weight loads!!

The next job is to drill holes in the giant I-beams where we are probably will need to hire a magnetic drill press to clamp the drill into place and make 13mm holes in various places. Also there will need dozens of 5mm holes too! the hire cost will likely be about Ā£80 for a week hire time.

By Shaun

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