Hire the best Home Extension Experts

Extension update

Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default Extension update

    G'day all just thought I'd post a couple of shots of our extension to the house.
    We're well underway and the builders reckon two weeks will see the bulk of the work finished.
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  2. #2
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default

    A couple more.
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  3. #3
    Senior Member Bluegum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Ipswich QLD
    Age
    53
    Posts
    223

    Default Update

    Looking good Shedhand. be good to see the finished product.
    Dave,
    hug the tree before you start the chainsaw.

  4. #4
    Pat
    Pat is offline
    Good Wood Ruined! Pat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Towradgi
    Age
    51
    Posts
    91

    Smile

    The extension looks awfully close to your shed, Mike. Will you be insulating the extension for noise? Hope everything goes smoothly, so you can get back to "playing" in your new shed.

    A happy wife = A happy life
    Pat
    (Boofhead 1)

  5. #5
    Dissenting opinion Bodgy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Turramurra, NSW
    Posts
    174

    Default

    Sheddy

    You won't know who you are what with a new (big) shed and larger house,

    As you're such a Royalist I wonder if you have thought about getting Chukka and Camilla to officially declare the shed open?

    Harry is over here soon and will be doing the State rounds, I'm sure for a couple of lines and some feminine companionship he'd be up for an opening ceremony.
    Bodgy
    "Is it not enough simply to be able to appreciate the beauty of the garden without it being necessary to believe that there are faeries at the bottom of it? " Douglas Adams

  6. #6
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat
    The extension looks awfully close to your shed, Mike. Will you be insulating the extension for noise? Hope everything goes smoothly, so you can get back to "playing" in your new shed.

    A happy wife = A happy life
    G'day Pat. The extension is 5m from the garage end of the shed. My workshop is the farthest from the house. The house will be clad with sound deadening Shadowclad and wool batts. The windows and doors are all ComfortPlus 6.8mm grey tinted glass which Pilkington ACI claim is as good as double glazing for sound, UV and insulation. Still managing a little time in the shed even though its related to the extension. Wife getting happier.
    Cheers
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  7. #7
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodgy
    Sheddy

    You won't know who you are what with a new (big) shed and larger house,

    As you're such a Royalist I wonder if you have thought about getting Chukka and Camilla to officially declare the shed open?

    Harry is over here soon and will be doing the State rounds, I'm sure for a couple of lines and some feminine companionship he'd be up for an opening ceremony.
    The royal brat goes past our house so i'm getting a stock of 4 x 2 offcuts together. Gonna hide behind the hedge and ..... well, better not divulge the details, little Johnny might be reading this.
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Hicksville
    Posts
    177

    Default

    I've not seen those steel stumps actually in use before.

    Are they embedded in concrete or bolted on to the concrete?
    Are they the adjustable height ones (like this http://www.bluescopesteel.com.au/go/...saght-uni-pier)?
    Any comments on them?

  9. #9
    Senior Member Simomatra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brisbane
    Age
    78
    Posts
    166

    Default

    G'day Sheddy

    The extension is coming along nicely. Like your nice big shed
    Sam
    Home page:

  10. #10
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by totoblue
    I've not seen those steel stumps actually in use before.

    Are they embedded in concrete or bolted on to the concrete?
    Are they the adjustable height ones (like this http://www.bluescopesteel.com.au/go/...saght-uni-pier)?
    Any comments on them?
    Not uni-piers but if i'd known about them I would have used them (saved time making bra ckets and bases. Mine are welded to plates cast into the concrete footing.
    Cheers
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  11. #11
    Deceased Auld Bassoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    East Bentleigh, Melbourne, Vic
    Age
    66
    Posts
    314

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shedhand
    The royal brat goes past our house so i'm getting a stock of 4 x 2 offcuts together. Gonna hide behind the hedge and ..... well, better not divulge the details, little Johnny might be reading this.
    Maybe you should change your tag to "Oliver"?:eek: :eek:

  12. #12
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Auld Bassoon
    Maybe you should change your tag to "Oliver"?:eek: :eek:
    ??Sorry Auld fella, that one sailed on by?? :confused:
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  13. #13
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default Extension Progress Day 9

    Another busy day today. Put the roof rafters on - 6.2m Hybrid Beams.
    The clerestory window headers went on as well and I finally knocked the top off the two chimneys.
    Also put the header studs above the Folding external door and the windows.

    First bit of bad news today. Not unexpected. the doors and windows which were promised for delivery tomorrow won't be here until Monday (doors) and Wednesday (windows).
    Order the ColourBond Orb today and it will be delivered on Tuesday.
    All in all progress is satisfactory and I'm doing lots myself. Worked 3 days alone which saves me 400 bucks a day in wages for the subbies. (They don't mind because they can see I kn9w what I'm doing.)
    Architect came today and was pleased with progress.
    Enjoy the pics.
    Cheers
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  14. #14
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default

    more...
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  15. #15
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default

    yet more...
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  16. #16
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default

    don't get bored....more
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



  17. #17
    Taxpayer again! Shedhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    South Gippsland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    695

    Default

    ..last ones for now. The pics in the previous post show the detail of the metal stumps and brackets I had welded. The flat thing with the lengths of rebar welded to them are the bases for the posts. The rebar is 350mm long and was pushed into the concrete footings when it was just poured.

    I'm really buggered from yhe exertions. Haven't worked this hard for 15 years. Thoroughly enjpoying it all the. The Owner/builder caper is working fine.
    Cheers
    The Shedhand
    Hawks in 2008



Similar Threads

  1. Forum update
    By steven in forum Feedback & Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th Dec 2006, 08:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •