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    For those interested, a few pics on the extension in progress.
    What you see sofar is about 5 full days work for one person.

    Any tips and comments are welcome.
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    I can't see any pictures..
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    wood knot be dead for a quid

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    Quote Originally Posted by les88 View Post
    I can't see any pictures..
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    Hmm Yeh they were too big.. Added now

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    Now I see them looks good. Did you make the frames ? How will you join to the existing building
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    Quote Originally Posted by les88 View Post
    Now I see them looks good. Did you make the frames ? How will you join to the existing building
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    Yeh i built the frames from scratch, Im pleased how they came up.

    The existing building external wall will be raised around 300mm. This will allow the skillion style roof beams to span from the new external wall to the current external wall and onto the load bearing wall in the middle of the building. Effectively totally covering the current skillion roof. The entire roof sheeting is being replaced at the same time.

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    Looks good, where in Canberra are you - I may be able to offer a hand when your throwing the roof on. (Gotta get the practice somewhere)

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    You did all that in 5 days !!!??? Stumps, floor, frames ??? You can come work with me any day LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by namtrak View Post
    Looks good, where in Canberra are you - I may be able to offer a hand when your throwing the roof on. (Gotta get the practice somewhere)
    I'm in a little town call Captains Flat 40 odd k's out of Canberra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Doogie View Post
    You did all that in 5 days !!!??? Stumps, floor, frames ??? You can come work with me any day LOL!

    Gotta say, love my nail gun!!!! Oh and not to mention the loan of a concrete mixer from the neighbour.

    Yeh footings one day, stumps the next.

    Day for bearers/joists/yellow tongue

    Day for load bearing frame/one side wall.

    Day for other side wall / bracing / fit windows and doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purse View Post
    I'm in a little town call Captains Flat 40 odd k's out of Canberra.
    Well if you need a hand one day, just holla

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    Looks great Purse, excuse my ignorance people but how do you know where to put the metal strip bracing, i always notice it ut it only seems to be on certain sections. Any reason for where it should go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by want2learn View Post
    Looks great Purse, excuse my ignorance people but how do you know where to put the metal strip bracing, i always notice it ut it only seems to be on certain sections. Any reason for where it should go?
    The Building code sets out how much, what kind and where best to put it.

    Type/qty is based on structure type/size and wind rating (from memory) and the position is suggested to be as close to the corners of the wall as possible.

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    looks something similar to what i want to try
    i was wondering what material have you used for the bearers & joists,
    how long will your roof span be

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    Looking good mate, can't wait to see the finished result.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyeko View Post
    looks something similar to what i want to try
    i was wondering what material have you used for the bearers & joists,
    how long will your roof span be

    Materials are all mgp10 structual pine (except stumps are treated).

    Stumps treated pine 150mm dia ( i think 120mm was the minimum as per the building code)

    Bearer span of 1800 with 2/140x45
    Joist span 1800 with 140x 45 at 450mm centers
    Yellow tongue flooring
    Lintels sliding door was 190x45 windows are 140x45
    90x45 wall plates
    90x35 studs at 450mm centers
    Roof beams are 240x45 to acheive a 5000mm span.
    Purlins are 70x35

    You really need to get a hold of the BCA and span tables to work out what you need for your particular project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tex79 View Post
    Looking good mate, can't wait to see the finished result.

    Cheers,

    Evan

    Cheers bud, good to see your still looking around on here.

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    thanks a lot for that though description
    that roof span is the same size im looking at.

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