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VicWest metal roof installation

VicWest metal roof installation
Never installed a metal roof before.

The metal roofing on the second side was installed in the morning and I added the ridge cap after lunch. This product offered by Vicwest is easy to work with.

 

 

 

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Building a home garage and workshop part 6

Building a workshop
Garage door goes in

This morning we spent in town getting some lumber and hardware supplies so we didn’t get back until about lunch time. Our neighbor Hugh showed up again and helped install the single door and the garage door as well as two layers of felt paper on the roof. Then I fell off the roof…

 

 

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Building a home garage and workshop part 4

DIY building a garage kit
Ready for another day

Today my father-in-law lends a helping hand. Gina and I built and installed the gable ends and eaves made with 2×6 and finished installing the last of the sheet goods in the walls where the wall sections were joined together.

 

 

DIY garage kit
Stubbert is always willing to lend a hand.

Coming together.

Building a diy garage
Taking shape.

Here is one reason why we chose this spot to build a home.

Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia
Stopping to take a view.

We get a lot of comments about the steepness of the driveway.

Building a home.
We get a lot of comments on the driveway!

For anybody who doubted my comments about how much backfill was necessary. When I said over 100 loads, I was not kidding.

Filling in the landscape
Back fill

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Front Step, Walkway and Flower Box Extension part 3

Jack hammer pavement.
Jack hammer pavement.

The previous walkway was two layers of asphalt pavement. I rented a pneumatic jack hammer that ran on 110v plug in. REAL easy to use and easily made short work of removing pavement. The best $55 spent on what would have been very labour intesive work. The pavement was removed to be replaced with a wooden walkway.

 

 

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Front Step, Walkway and Flower Box Extension part 2

Post gets wired for lights.
Post gets wired for lights.

The original step came straight out from the front doorway. I decided it would be interesting to turn the step to line up with the exiting flower beds. Posts were installed with built in lighting and railing with a double top rail and alternating vertical panels.

 

 

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Front Step, Walkway and Flower Box Extension

Front step renovation.
Front step renovation.

What started out as a simple front step replacement eventually turned into a complete overhaul of the front landscape of my neighbour’s home. The original concrete step remains. The frame was built over it, resting on it. The extension of the deck sits on deck concrete blocks.

 

 

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