Monthly Archives: October 2012

Weatherboards going on

This week Bruce has followed up this week’s wrapping of the house extension by installing the weatherboards. They’re only ‘tacked on’ at this stage – they will be permanently nailed up with a nail gun once the inspector has been back … Continue reading

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All wrapped up (I wish)

Bruce and Dylan wrapped the house extension today in Tekton. This has to be done before the weatherboards are nailed on.  Tekton, an American product, is coated spun-bonded polypropylene. #*

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This building will not blow away…

More strengthening work was done this week. It included  extra steel strapping and carriage bolts. Also added were 12 serious brackets in the base of the wall frames, anchored deep into the concrete foundation. The bracket product, GIB HandiBrac, was insisted … Continue reading

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Uncalled-for nasties

Perhaps it’s a good thing we decided to knock down the back of our house and start again. If we hadn’t, we were heading for expensive trouble in the years ahead, due to rot. We expected trouble just outside the … Continue reading

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Gardening with a sledgehammer

Today we’re trying to rescue our  garden, which was seriously mangled by the digger and truck that ran over it many times while our soakpit was constructed. After a very wet late summer and autumn, the soil was soft and … Continue reading

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