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Slab Formwork

Posted by on 24 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

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One of the biggest challenges for me as an owner builder was getting my head around the terminology and this was one example. The formwork was set out ready for the pour the following day.  And your challenge for the day do your pour concrete or cement?  


Posted by on 25 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

I have moved over from another web site with work progressing on the blog with entries and photos being moved over weekly.  In September 2013, all going well, I will be releasing some excellent resources you can use for your project. In the meantime keep learning for your owner builder journey by visiting the forum where topics are posted regularly.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to post – it will help you during your...

Scaffolding Goes Up

Posted by on 16 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

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After a couple of days delay by the scaffolding company they arrived on site today and the scaffolding started. I experienced today the dislike between the people on the ground and those in an office.  The scaffolding company advised that in order to erect the scaffolding for the 2nd storey today however my architect had advised we would be in a position to keep all the ceilings downstairs.

Getting Stuck In

Posted by on 14 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

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One of the things with being an Owner Builder and on a renovation build rather than a new build is that there are these odd jobs that are difficult to get someone in to do.  As part of the renovations we were removing the old kitchen and a wall.  This opening is the entrance to the new extension.

Steel Mesh Arrives

Posted by on 12 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

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It has been a week of getting material delivered and the steel mesh for the rear slab has arrived and placed on the front verge.  The site is very full and looking forward to next week.  My project schedule has come into its own this week and worked really well.  The site moved along this week and I was able to get quite a lot completed  – delivery of a number of materials along with getting work completed by trades.

Scaffolding Arrives

Posted by on 12 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

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The bits and pieces which make up the scaffolding were delivered to the site today.  My carpenter said that the site would be tight in terms of availability for materials.  He was right – the front yard is very full now.    It will take the team approximately 2 days to set it all up and they are due on site next week.