We’ve been very lucky to have our builder friend want to take part and help us with the carpentry. It’s been quite frustrating hiring people we don’t know and to find that the work hasn’t been to standard, so it’s hard to really trust anyone. Even if we spent top dollar on someone, could we trust that they’ll do the job right or are just overpricing themselves?
Whilst Anthony was at work, Tony worked on setting out ready for the wall frames to be built and put in on the Saturday. All the timbers were marked, calculations done.
Saturday arrived and so did Tony in the morning. It’s been a great lesson for Anthony who is learning a lot from Tony. He’s learnt how to install bearers and joists and how to build wall frames so far – so much knowledge!
Putting the frames together
Anthony was guided on how the timbers were put together, installing the angle braces and nailing in all the noggins. After they established a production line, Tony cutting up the pieces and Anthony nailing it all together with the nail gun, they were them able to stand and position the frames.
Standing out there watching them, as the timbers were raised, it was an exciting moment. The start of being able to see the little spaces we’ve been planning for. Our house isn’t a mansion by any means, and the rooms won’t be large as some, but it will be substantial for our family. We will still be able to have our family over as well, which is important for us since they live 5hrs away.
Putting up the wall frames will continue on Monday and we’ll then be ready to organise the roof trusses and a carpenter to install these.