May to June 2010

17 to 21 May 2010

Footings for house laid by Geoff Dunn Concrete – done on time, under budget and very neatly! Thanks Geoff and Moose, what a great start.

All 80 odd pier footings (400mm x 400mm x 400mm) and nearly 20m strip footings were dug by hand – hard work, even in the relatively soft sand soil in our area.

Five days on site.

Pier and strip footings laid
Pier and strip footings laid

28 May 2010

‘Lucky the Carpenter’ is engaged to get the garage to lock up stage, with me providing the required steel structure, insulation and cladding.

See The Owner Builder 159 June/July 2010 for more information on these stages.

TOB 159 June/July 2010 Building Diary

Week of 7 June 2010

Lower level timber frames for garage delivered and raised on the same day. Steel posts in place on separate day.

Two days on site this week.

Garage - lower level frames
Garage - lower level frames

Week of 14 June 2010

Steel beams delivered and placed. Flooring laid. Scaffolding erected. Upper frames delivered and raised, rafters in place.

Four days on site this week.

Garage - framework complete
Garage - framework complete

Week of 21 June 2010

Windows delivered and fitted. Western red cedar cladding and Air-Cell Permishield insulation to western wall – looks fantastic! Steel cladding delivered, north wall and roof clad (Air-Cell Glareshield and Insulbreak 65 used).

Garage - western red cedar cladding
Garage - western red cedar cladding

Six days on site this week (half day Saturday)

Week of 28 June 2010

Fascias, eaves and guttering completed. Whirleybirds installed. Scaffolding removed. South wall and shower room clad. Doors fitted. Electricity rough in done.

Three days on site this week.

Garage - locked up
Garage - locked up

See The Owner Builder 160 August/September 2010 for more information on these stages.

TOB 160 August/September 2010 Building Diary

http://www.theownerbuilder.com.au

So what exactly have I been doing, you ask? Cleaning the site up each day, sorting discarded materials into rubbish and recyclables, running errands, painting, doing a lot of research, oh – and working!

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