As I’ve been the one to organise supplies and materials to come in, I ordered the LVL Hyspan for our bearers and joists from Advanced Timber. The order came in nice and early on Wednesday morning (I requested afternoon…but anyways, you get that).
Day 1 of 2
Today Anthony was lucky enough to get a day off work to get his hands dirty and help Tony put in the bearers and joists over the next 2 days. Because Anthony works full time, work on the house has become a weekend project. I admire his stamina to do 16 hour shifts at his full time job and then work away on the house over the weekends. It has to come from love and passion…otherwise we would never have got this project off the ground. Bearers are looking good at the end of the day and fitting really well.
Day 2 of 2
The joists have now been positioned on top of the bearers and nailed into place. I was on and off helping the 2 men move the hyspan around, feeling a bit trapped in the grid of bearers and joists.
Perspective is an interesting thing. I was brave enough (am a bit shaky up high), to stand at the top and have a look at the new space. It’s a lot bigger now that the hyspan is in.
Tony also made some minor adjustments, cutting back some of the joists so that our wet areas would be level with the hardwood floor. Some nifty work!!
I’m also in the process of arranging for a concreter to do the formwork for our patio and stair detail. Hopefully I can find someone suitable to do the job. We’ll be using an outdoor tile with wood effect on the patio. Can’t wait to put that in!
The plan for next weekend is to finish of the joists and make a start on the wall frames.