Sunday 15 November 2015

first day of building

We finally started our build yesterday. What a day! Temperatures reached 38°C (100° F) for the first time this summer and from about lunchtime the trailer was too hot to touch without gloves. A special thanks goes to our dear friend Tabea for giving us a hand!

Here is a time-lapse video of us fitting some 120x35 H3 subfloor joists with joist hangers and galvanised tek screws & type 17 timber screws:

By the end of the day we were a little worn out from both the excitement and heat but that didn't stop us having a little celebration to mark Day 1 once we got home. Things may have gotten slightly out of hand which led us to skipping today's plans. Instead we stocked up on more hardware and a big water jug to keep us hydrated.

Anyway, Tuesday we should be back at work receiving our timber delivery, which will give us plenty to do for the unforeseeable future!

Anz and Tabea are marking where to put the joists

Izzy getting ready for the very first cut!
Happy and exhausted after our first day on site!

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