Another picture dump coming..
Let's get it started then..
Continued with odd jobs waiting for wood for roof to arrive, so insulated arons kennel...
Im planning on using the 50mm ytong blockwork to create a nice new straight wall, at the moment the top and the bottom of this wall are 14 cm out.. its tapered outwards for some reason..
Moved all the insulation from the garage upstairs to make some space to store stuff... that's 18 bales of XPS insulation in 100mm and 80mm... A nice parcel of 2.4M x 1.8M X 1.2M heigh
We cut one of the four canti-lever beams, but when cutting the beam the beam actually dropped slightly once free, which meant it would have levered the roof UPWARDS not downwards... obviously that wouldn't happen so it meant the other three beams were working fine, we even added a acro-prop as an extra precaution, but when testing it it turned out not to have any load on it. the roof was supported fine by the three beams + 1 cut beam which would be re-joined into a cross member later.
And just on a closing note, this is the last time I am willing or wanting to work together with "friends" which are appointed by someone else... the job of the roof beams took FOUR DAYS... most of which was spent standing around doing nothing whilst the old joiner refused to use power tools and wanted to chisel and cut all the joints by hand..
To top that off he asked about double the amount of money for his work that we were expecting.. Whilst being extremely slow or having any tools of his own that were usefull.
Effectively me and the other person we had helping did all the work whilst he pointed and complained we were doing it wrong or rushing things..
The other person got paid 30% of what the old man got paid... not exactly fair..
I could have done the job myself, with help of the other person, I've seen people do this kind of work before, but I've never done it myself. Neither did I have any tools to do it.. That was the whole reason we wanted someone to come and help with experience and tools so it could be done quickly and effectively. Not faffing around for 4 days having to pay a labourer to sit still for 30 min then work 5 min when the old man needed it..
Anyhow, rant over... its done now and has cost a lot more than was anticipated.
It would have been cheaper to buy the required tools ourselves..