Thursday, April 26, 2012

Roof Sheeting

All of the roof sheets are now on.  Maybe another fortnight before the ridge cap, flashings and aprons are fitted.  However the roofer has done the major bits we need so we can move on.  We are very happy with the job so far.

There has been a pause in the build over the last two weeks.  Kylie and I visited my parents over the Easter weekend.  The main purpose of the visit was to get the family together as it was likely to be the last time we were all together as my father was very ill.  Unfortunately the Sunday after Easter he passed away.  Whilst it was expected it was a lot quicker then we all thought.  So we had another trip to the mainland for his funeral last week, and I will be returning in a few weeks to help my mother get some things in order.

Quite an emotional time at the moment, good to be back focusing on the build as a distraction.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Roof Continues

The roof continues and I am very happy with how it is all coming together.  The roofer says that this is the last roof he will do with this pitch.  Watching him today he was sliding 100mm or so for each screw he put in.  And that is a fine day with no hint of moisture.

Another good  day next week and he should have the bulk of it done.  There will be some follow up with the final flashing where the roof meets the walls.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Roofing Started

Well today was a shock with the roofers turning up a day early.  They were a man down on the team so I tried to help where I could.  Really happy with how the roof looks so far.  The patch of blue shows where they are waiting for a replacement sheet.  Apparently the owner wasn't happy with the sheet and wants a replacement.

Hopefully the weather holds out.

Friday, April 6, 2012

First Tool Broken

The sliding compound mitre saw nearly made it through all the external work.  However on Monday the electric brake started to only work intermittently.  And then yesterday there were sparks and the noises that were not consistent with a tool that was working the way it should.

So I took it back to where I bought it and they gave me a new one, as it had a 2 year replacement warranty (failed after 21 months).  The new one is the newer model that has fancy things like laser guides, belt driven and all that.  Need to see how it goes next week when I start building the window frames in the straw bales.