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Old 06-01-2023, 09:18 AM
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Some nice (non Ikea ) shed building techniques going on there Trevor

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Old 06-01-2023, 12:57 PM
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Some nice (non Ikea ) shed building techniques going on there Trevor

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Cheers mate I try to be a bit of a perfectionist in some things (doesn't always come out that way though) and I like neat and tidy

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Old 06-01-2023, 05:50 PM
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Good to see you braced the wall top corners with 45 degree noggins. That is an area of great stress when the wind is howling.
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Old 06-01-2023, 08:44 PM
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Good to see you braced the wall top corners with 45 degree noggins. That is an area of great stress when the wind is howling.

Thanks I just thought it would make it more sturdier that way
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Looking excellent, again, some lovely work incorporated there...I'm embarrassed

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Old 12-01-2023, 10:04 PM
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[QUOTE=strongmanmike;1579541]Looking excellent, again, some lovely work incorporated there...I'm embarrassed

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Hell mate don't be I'd readily have a professional build it for me or buy a Piertech tele station (although they never did answer my email re a quote) or the like, if I could afford it, it ain't perfect but hopefully shes weather proof when I get the roofing on and gutter flashing etc
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Old 13-01-2023, 08:56 AM
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That's an impressive build with some interesting details.
I like the tie-down strap arrangement.

There's certainly nothing the neighbours could complain about!

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Old 13-01-2023, 06:52 PM
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Looking good Trevor it is great to see someone getting stuck into building his observatory. It won't be long now..well done.
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Old 15-01-2023, 04:05 PM
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The roof goes on not far off completing
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Old 19-01-2023, 04:59 PM
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Roof insulation and floor mats, door next week flashing week after, then internal walls, insulation as well
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Old 20-01-2023, 10:20 AM
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Trevor,

You may be setting some sort of speed record here...

Looking great.

A caution about the floor covering:

I very carefully cut mine to fit snuggly, and in a combination of much walking on and warmer weather they are buckling up in places. I will need to trim the edges back a few mil.

As yours are going in in summer this may not happen, though.

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Old 24-01-2023, 04:02 PM
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Yes direct sunlight is a killer one part started to buckle but cheap enough to replace, thanks fro feedback
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Old 24-01-2023, 09:22 PM
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Wall insulation and internal walls done
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Congratulations Trevor..well done an example of how it should be done.
You can feel very proud of yourself as well you should.

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Old 25-01-2023, 09:09 PM
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Well done Trevor!
Looks great.

A question re the door: is it a 'proper' external door? I just used a standard door (because I had one...) and after about 8 months the outer surface started coming away, despite many paint layers and sealing.

It turns out they are just mdf over a cardboard cell structure and I ended up re-skinning it with 3mm ply but will eventually go for all metal.

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Old 25-01-2023, 09:33 PM
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Solid as a rock external door cost me $200 to have made plus $100 to install
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Old 26-01-2023, 01:46 AM
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Congratz, champion effort!
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