Over the last three days, we have been moving all of our remaining sheet material that is outside in our yard area, at the bottom of the site.
We were quite annoyed to discover that the extra heavy duty so-called high quality tarpaulin was degrading under the exposure to the Sun. We had to put on extra layers to help guide the rainwater away from the splits and holes that were forming in the tarpaulin, but we ended up losing three sheets of OSB 18mm boards in the end. So this is why we decided to move all of it into our newly completed Bedroom Two room, to avoid any further damage to our expensive timber.
So over the three days, using our large flat bed trolley to help move a heap at a time to the front door, and then walk each sheet into Bedroom Two, we first moved the 18mm OSB boards, all 162 sheets. We split the quantity into two separate piles, making sure that we can access at least one of them when we need more sheets as we construct each future room.
Next, we dealt with the 110 sheets of the 22mm groove and tongue chipboard floorboards, moving them also in Bedroom Two, putting third of them up on top of the OSB pile and the rest in a single column in front. We wanted to make sure that our wood rack will also fit in the remaining space in the room.
We have calculated that we have moved about 6 tons of wood and walked over 10,000 steps!!
The next job was to reassemble our old sheet wood rack, with four shelves, and then move all the miscellaneous sheet material that was temporary stored in Bedroom One and get it all back on the rack.
This three day effort now means that we can get on with the next room, the forementioned Bedroom One and continue with the construction of the basic internal rooms downstairs., and also laying in the water pipes that are running around the whole house serving the ensuites and bathroom plus kitchen. But we also have cleared the yard of any building material, avoiding any rainwater damage and also we gain some extra space ready for the next load of PU foam insulation boards that we will need soon, to finish off the roof.