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Old 05-05-2018, 09:00 PM
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Thanks Glen, all great advice!

re the diagonals, I intend to add bracing ply to the interior of the stud walls as well so hopefully that will be sufficient.

Definitely adding some timber braces in the corners, haven't got there yet though.

I'm going with colorbond roofing; I've already got it sitting up next to the observatory waiting to be installed. I went with a light-coloured colorbond because I got the impression that it will keep the interior cooler than would polycarbonate which is what I was originally going to use.

I'm planning to dig in some ag-pipe for drainage. The roof pitch is angled such that rain will run off away and down hill from the observatory so hopefully that will help too.

Meanwhile, here's some pics of the most significant bits done today; roof structure on! Between my father, my wife and myself we *just* managed to get it on. Doesn't look like much but the structure was damned heavy.
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