Feb 242018
 

Today, in a breezy cold wind, we moved the polystyrene foam strips to inside the house as we need the location for the upcoming arrival of a pallet of 12mm B-BB grade plywood boards. These sheets are going to be the exposed (hence pretty B-BB visual quality) roof covering around the outside edge of the […]

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Jan 062018
 

The last couple of days, we have been doing a couple of odd jobs and today, clearing the storage yard ready for the arrival of our Oak Timber. We repaired a puncture in the tyre of our large flatbed trolley and used it today to transport three piles of PU foam boards and also the […]

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Dec 152017
 

These last few days has been spent working on our Oak Timber requirements and as a result of putting in quotes for more than 6 cubic metres of Oak, we needed to store it on a rack, which is well ventilated and dry. We made a structure 2 metres wide by 3.5 metres deep and […]

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Jul 032017
 

First thing this morning, we planed the four half-done long timber pieces left over from last week, down to the required 69mm thickness, using our power assisted planer machine. Then, taking these four pieces outside, we wondered where to put them and keep them out of the rain. So we decided to hoist up one […]

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Jun 052017
 

This afternoon, we readjusted the sun shield over our corridor we did last week. It needed tightening up. Also, we reduced the height of the scaffolding tower down by one segment so it can be moved around on its four giant castor wheels easily when we come to installing the rafter beams around the steel […]

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May 312017
 

We put up a new tarpaulin on our long corridor in our temporary living quarters, to block out the sun’s rays. We usually put up a sun shield each summer to reduce the amount of energy blasting into our corridor and making it bearable to live. We took an existing sheet of plastic tarpaulin and […]

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Mar 142017
 

 Yesterday and today were spent levelling out areas alongside our Loke, so our building materials can be delivered and unloaded. We want to make sure that we can access each of the materials at any time, so each zone needed to be pointing in the right direction. For example, the long 4.8metres timber stacks will […]

 Posted by at 5:44 pm
Nov 262016
 
New Replacement Flood Light Created and Mounted

A week ago we put up one of the 300W LED floodlights. We made a timber bracket and mounted it above the pole above the camera. The bracket snapped in the high winds a few days ago, bringing it crashing down, luckily the light was not damaged. The old one was made of 63mm CLS […]

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Nov 082016
 
Electric Box Wired Up

This morning, we wired up a 4 way socket strip inside the Electric Box with a RCD unit inline, but only after we had to change the supply mains cable from the Garage to another one! We discovered that during a preparative testing phase before connecting up the electricity proper, there was a “leak” between […]

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Nov 072016
 
Electricity Box Installed

 The wooden box was painted with the bitumen rubber solution yesterday to provide a good rainwater protection, and today, it was installed outside beside the huddle of conduits in where our Utility Room would be. It was screwed down into the concrete using standard wall plugs and 4 screws, and the mains electric conduit cut […]

 Posted by at 4:31 pm