Laura's Backyard Renovation: The Garage Goes Up (Mostly)

Renovation Diary

The garage in progress.

Name: Laura Watson
Type of Project: Outdoor renovation
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Type of building: Semi-detached shop front/cottage with 1200 sq. ft. backyard

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The garage has been delivered. Friday night Dad came over and, together with Tommaso, went through the parts and tried to figure everything out. There was a lot of head scratching… the parts didn’t quite match up with what we were supposed to have. Turns out we were missing a support beam for the roof. Luckily this is a standard part, and so we should be able to get the missing piece delivered on Monday.

YAY! It's here!
Pieces of a puzzle.
The walls of the garage were assembled on the ground...
and then hoisted into place.
The garage has really started to take shape. Here are the boys, double checking the measurements.

We were still able to make significant progress on the garage this weekend. The garage will sit on the boundary of the property, so part of the neighboring fence had to be removed. Then, the support beams were put in place and concreted into the ground. The walls were built flat on the ground before being lifted into place, and then we checked to make sure everything was squared. The box gutters were put in and the rear side with the personal access door was completed, so the yard is secure until we can finish off the garage (hopefully) next week.

The door frame goes in.
And the colour bond goes on... we have a door!
The sheets are put into place, then cut to shape with an angle grinder.
The sun sets on Sunday - that's all we can do for now.

Estimated time for project: 8 weeks
Time remaining: 3 weeks

Check out the full series (so far) and be sure to check back next week for installment #9 of Laura's Backyard Renovation.

(Images and diary text: Laura Watson)