Sep 152017
 

Starting really early this morning, at round 8:30am, to avoid the incoming thunderstorm front, we went outside to have a go at installing our latest created rafter, this time, the O Ridge that has the 45degrees angled sloping down beam. But unfortunately, even though it wasn’t raining at this time, and we even had sunshine […]

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Sep 132017
 

We woke up to the rattle of tremors of storm Agnes passing over and when we looked outside, we discovered a piece, actually quite a long piece of roofing felt lying on the ground just in front of our front door! Where did that come from we thought? So climbing up onto the roof of […]

 Posted by at 10:10 am
May 192017
 

No work outside today as it was wet all morning and occasional showers in the afternoon too. Plus also we were only going to work until mid-afternoon because of other commitments. So the day was mostly written off. We did get the stop/start switch on the work bench replaced (it was damaged a few weeks […]

 Posted by at 6:11 pm
May 152017
 

We discovered the rain was falling down when we wanted to start work on the new week, and the forecast had a high chance of more rain all day so we called it quit and did other tasks unrelated to the building project. Tomorrow, the weather looked much better so we hope for a good […]

 Posted by at 10:49 am
Oct 202016
 
Drained Rainwater Away off the Floor Slab

This afternoon, we got out our submersible pump and connected up with some 32mm bore plastic pipe to pump the rainwater that has collected in our house, from the last couple of days of rain showers we had. We estimated about 4500 litres of rainwater has fallen, forming a complete “lake” across the whole Floor Slab. […]

 Posted by at 5:33 pm
Sep 032016
 
Perimeter Wall interrupted by Rain!

 After lunch, because of the rain forecasted to arrive about 4pm to 5pm which made block laying impractical we had to do something else. So we moved and tidied up the remaining concrete blocks and distributed them around the complete circuit to where they are needed ready for the resumption of work on Monday. Yes indeed […]

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Aug 282016
 
.. live from the field!

 It was a pleasant day this Sunday .. until a huge dark cloud came slowly over at about 17:30 and dropped about 30mm of rain in an hour!! Wow Wee!! But we didn’t have any flooding onto our building area, just surface water in little puddles here and there. The defences we built to hold […]

 Posted by at 6:33 pm
Jul 292016
 

 This evening, we had a short sharp heavy rain shower lasting only for 15 minutes or so and we had about 20mm of rain land on us! Generally, our new improved defences are working much better, but only just! The Loke rushed down and pooled at the bottom and got within an inch of our […]

 Posted by at 7:33 pm