Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Build - Wk 15

A huge amount achieved this week, despite the short week. We had extra helpers on hand this week – yay!  Antony, Graeme’s brother, and Ian, our good friend, flew in from Sydney on Tuesday morning to what was a very cold day.  I took them via the hardware to purchase some gloves so their hands would not freeze!  No sooner had they arrived to our property, they were on site with tool belts and flannie shirts ready to go.  During the week all the posts and beams were securely drilled, the verandah joists were put up, the major roof beam was put in place and the rafters were fitted. Also the roof hips were put in place and we really needed the extra manpower to lift these.  As we were not using prefab roof trusses, the builders had to nut out all the complex angles on the bird mouth notches for the hip joists. So the job required not only braun, but brains.  Now it is easy to see the shape of the roof to come. 

Danny Vonk, our plumber was on site all week putting all the pipes and drains in place in all the wet areas.  The weather warmed up as each day rolled in and by the end of the week our city slickers both had sunburn!  Their help was very much appreciated and we were glad we were also able to offer them lots of lovely Tassie food and beverages J

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