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Dan.gerous

I had better start a thread on this new outbuilding thats going in next to our new vegetable patch - there are some photos already of progress but sticking it here is easier.

 

The "complex" is going to consist of a 3m x 4m central section for parking wheelhorses and storing implements. To each side will be a 2m x 3m greenhouse type structure, they will be hand built from wood and not really a greenhouse at all I guess - but plants will be grown in them.

 

We have rotovated 1/4 of the garden and put in the fence that will connect with the buildings. At some point a compost heap will be added, possibly some permanent paths etc.

 

Anyway, sit back and watch the painfully slow progress!

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Concrete pads were laid last Tuesday for the two greenhouse parts.

 

Today in between heavy rain showers we managed to get the shuttering ready for the middle section. This will have reinforcing in it to cope with the weight of the vehicles.

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ebinmaine

:popcorn:

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stevasaurus

WOW!!!  Nice scenery...and good looking pads.

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roadapples

Looks good. Around here we would have to dig out the top soil and add about four inches of crushed stone before pouring...

 

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22 minutes ago, roadapples said:

Looks good. Around here we would have to dig out the top soil and add about four inches of crushed stone before pouring...

 

Yeah but it's only a garden shed. I would do that for a serious structure like my workshop.

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34 minutes ago, stevasaurus said:

WOW!!!  Nice scenery...and good looking pads.

It's a lovely part of the country 😊

 

They will be even nicer once I get concrete paint on them, the finish is super smooth and I managed to get all the pads level with each other - bonus!

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Dan.gerous
2 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

:popcorn:

I hope that's a jumbo sized bag of popcorn.

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ebinmaine
52 minutes ago, Dan.gerous said:

I hope that's a jumbo sized bag of popcorn.

It's computer generated Pepsi and kettle corn. Both infinite and bottomless. 

 

Take yer time.....

 

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SylvanLakeWH

:popcorn: Me to...

 

Part of @ebinmaine‘s popcorn movement...

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17 hours ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

:popcorn: Me to...

 

Part of @ebinmaine‘s popcorn movement...

I need to know the quick keys for that.

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Dan.gerous

Torrential rain all day so have not done much at all really.

 

It eased off about 4pm so we went and framed up a wall, just to have a look really. It should be sunny tomorrow so want to frame then all up if possible.

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8 minutes ago, Dan.gerous said:

I need to know the quick keys for that.

 

Click on the smiley face icon at the top of the box when you type in text. It's one of the default emojis... :icecream:

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23 minutes ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

 

Click on the smiley face icon at the top of the box when you type in text. It's one of the default emojis... :icecream:

No way, didn't even notice that button, I just use the ones on my phone.

:text-+1:

 

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Dan.gerous

Bit of progress today, framed up the two outside sheds, then ran out of wood. Went into town and loaded the van up with more wood to frame up the middle section.

 

Had all the family up helping, including our newest addition "Ben".

 

Will get a bit more down tomorrow, but then have to drive down to Southern England to pick up wheelhorse number 5.

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Busy day today as we poured the middle slab for the shed. It was 2 1/2 cubes in the end, quite thick and with reinforcing mesh - don't think it is going to break any time soon.

 

The little wheelhorse did an amazing job, bringing up materials. I had 300 kg of cement in the trailer on one run and it didn't even notice it.

 

Later in the evening we started cladding the framed up walls, easier to do on the ground. We stood it up for a quick check to make sure it looks ok, then took it down again. It's slow going but we will get there!

 

 

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