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.
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.
Estimated time for project: 8 weeks
Time remaining: 3 weeks
(Images and diary text: Laura Watson)