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KrownThemes says

Posted just to make sure that the thread appears in my “recent threads”, so that i won’t miss a thing :D

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aldrinlsc says

Been lurking on this thread for weeks. I’m so excited for the next update :)

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Posted just to make sure that the thread appears in my “recent threads”, so that i won’t miss a thing :D

Yeah I wish there was a bookmark thread feature – without having to use browser or delicious etc…

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adriantry Staff says

Thanks for all the enthusiasm!

Work has started on construction, but it’s going slowly. At the moment we’re waiting for the doors and windows, which won’t be available until Thursday. Some companies are just coming back to work from their Christmas breaks!

Some construction work happened on Friday and Saturday, but it was very hot, so the progress was slow. Here’s how things looked on Saturday at lunch time.

Work has progressed over the last two days, but still slowly because of rain. Here’s how it looks right now.

There is one issue that I’m disappointed with. Because the metal is corrugated and goes down next to the slab instead of on top of it, there are small gaps all around the external walls. The next photo should show you what I’m talking about.

This is a huge concern because of vermin, bugs, and hot air getting in, and it’s not going to be solved by the construction guy. Any ideas of the best way to plug them all up?

Here’s what I’m talking about:

After the gaps are plugged, we’ll organise carpet, electricity and air conditioning.

I’ve been talking to some builders about insulating and sealing the walls. That will cost somewhere around $1,000 per room. That might stretch the budget too far right now, so we’ll see how it goes with just air conditioning, and will relook at getting that down down the track.

I was hoping we’d have the whole thing finished this week, but that’s not going to happen. Hopefully it will all be done by early February.

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adriantry Staff says

By the way, the best way (only way?) to keep track of the thread is to post a reply and check the “Email me when someone posts a reply” option. I’m not sure whether that means you’ll be notified when a reply is posted on the thread, or just replies on your comment.

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Australia says

Dont stratco do a end closure thing. Made of styrofoam.

Looks great by the way, I used high density foam, and cut each one out individually ! Sticking them in with a blob of builders adhesive. Then dressed fine mesh ( like termimesh ) scrim netting off the slab, up onto the colorbond.

I would recommend fitting mesh covered air vents into the colorbond walls. Get some whirlygigs on the roof too !

Looks great !

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adriantry Staff says

Dont stratco do a end closure thing. Made of styrofoam.

Thanks for the suggestion. I did a quick search on their site, but didn’t come across them. I’ll give them a call in the morning.

I’ll consider copying your solution, too.


Looks great !

Thanks! I’m really looking forward to the finished product, and even more to setting up my office inside!

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simaudio says

Thanks for all the enthusiasm!

Work has started on construction, but it’s going slowly. At the moment we’re waiting for the doors and windows, which won’t be available until Thursday. Some companies are just coming back to work from their Christmas breaks!

Some construction work happened on Friday and Saturday, but it was very hot, so the progress was slow. Here’s how things looked on Saturday at lunch time.

Work has progressed over the last two days, but still slowly because of rain. Here’s how it looks right now.

There is one issue that I’m disappointed with. Because the metal is corrugated and goes down next to the slab instead of on top of it, there are small gaps all around the external walls. The next photo should show you what I’m talking about.

This is a huge concern because of vermin, bugs, and hot air getting in, and it’s not going to be solved by the construction guy. Any ideas of the best way to plug them all up?

Here’s what I’m talking about:

After the gaps are plugged, we’ll organise carpet, electricity and air conditioning.

Great thread! As a suggestion what about using expandable foam from a can? You could get some small mesh, cut it and screw in to a ball then spray the foam in being careful not to get any on the panels (maybe use some masking tape) then just cut off the surplus. The mesh will also help to stop anything with teeth eating it’s way in lol :) sounds strange but I did have a similar problem with mice getting into a roof space and this did solve the problem. Hope this helps, can’t wait to see the end result.

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Australia says

you could always mix some concrete up, push it down the gaps from inside, then run a bead of silicone after it has dried around internal perimeter

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adriantry Staff says

Thanks for your suggestions about the gaps guys. I’m collecting all the ideas!

Here’s a photo update of today’s progress. You can see we’re having a wet, overcast day.

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