Thursday, 12 April 2012

Back Together Again..


After the trauma of the roof coming off. The whole Roof needed a rethink. In a way, I'm glad it happened, as it showed up the weakness in the structure. I'd have been devastated, if it had happened and all my stuff had got ruined. The sides of the cabin, now have a large piece of timber running down each side, for the new roofing sheets to be screwed into. Susan, having seen the damage, told me about Hurricane straps, that are used in the States. We don't have Hurricane straps, but we have something similar. So I now have metal strap's, that go up and over the Apex's of the roof, and are screwed into the Roof joists. They are then screwed down the sides and are Thunder Bolted into the Cement base. The wind also caused the Cabin, to shift and the floor was bouncing, so the whole thing was lifted up onto new 4 x 2 treated flooring joists and the floor is screwed down on to them. No more bounce. The new roof was put on, but it was so cold at the time that the felt couldn't be put on, so a tarpaulin had to suffice for a couple of days.

The piece of wood over the doors, was put there as a temporary measure to keep the weather out, until I could get a new piece of heavy duty perspex to go in there.

I am going back into Hospital later on this morning, well in 7 hours,for another operation. But will show you what happened next when I'm home. Best, I get to bed and try and get a few hours sleep...

4 comments:

Lori said...

It looks awesome! But sorry you have to go back in the hospital :(

Karin Corbin said...

I hope you have a speedy recovery from the surgery. We will all be thinking of you.

Catherine said...

I too would like to wish you a quick and complete recovery.
Just keep thinking about how much fun you will be having in your new work shop!
Catherine XXXXX

DollMum said...

I hope your operation goes really well and you make a speedy recovery.

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