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Builders?

Post by Fuse » 08 Jun 2009 10:13 pm

Anyone building anything? :D Let it be a tool shed a mansion, post here.

I'm building a new sauna at our summer house. Old one has no proper foundations and it's built at late 40's so it's starting to be in a quite non-usable shape.. New sauna building is going to get foundations which won't be moved by ground frost.. Bought some ground frost-protection (EPS) boards and 700kg of dry concrete.

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Re: Builders?

Post by volvosneverdie » 09 Jun 2009 07:13 am

Cool idea.
(or hot, in the case of a sauna).
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Post by tommysb » 09 Jun 2009 10:58 pm

I have build quite a few loudspeakers, a few of which are almost big enough to live in!

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Post by Chris_C » 09 Jun 2009 11:31 pm

My current building project is a baby steam engine but nothing yet as cool as a sauna!
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Post by Fuse » 27 Jul 2009 11:57 am

Last week we built the foundations for the sauna building. :P

A wheel loader moving the fine gravel for the bottom earth filling and crushed rock/ballast which prevent capillary rise of the water from the soil to the base of the building. The building site is hillside so the lorry driver couldn't dump the earth filling there because there's no road going there. :D

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Then we laid out 25 cubic meters of fine gravel with shovels.. :lol: An excavator would've been nice but the guy who brought the wheel loader had his excavators working on a larger site and we had to get the job done at that day.. Well it wasn't too much when there are enough people. :P

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Examining the underdrain piping.

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All ground layers had to be ran with a soil compactor.

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Me examining the results. :lol:

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And me again making the iron reinforcements for the base concrete.

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The masonry of the light weight concrete blocks.

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Ready pillars.

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Final top soil filling with fine gravel, again with shovels.. :lol:

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Parging the pillars.

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Now only the building it self needs to be finished. :D Well it's an easier job than making the foundations because it's a full packet building so all the timber is ready cut in correct length etc... It's a bit like a assembling a large lego-structure. :lol:

Also an excavator is needed to do the final landscaping around the building.. It's a bit coarse currently. :D
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Post by MJ » 27 Jul 2009 03:50 pm

Some impressive building there :)

I helped my uncle lay the foundations for a shed a year or two back, but there was a lot less work to that :lol:
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Post by volvosneverdie » 27 Jul 2009 04:31 pm

looks like a big project dude. :shock:
I couldnt even lay a carpet.
Never mind foundations for a shed.
Never mind a giant sauna bigger than my house! :lol:

Looks like great fun. 8)
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Post by Fuse » 29 Jul 2009 08:55 pm

Some new pics.

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The roof is also done now but there are no pics of the latest stage. :P
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Post by Fuse » 07 Aug 2009 04:42 pm

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Inside floors and concrete "plate" which comes under the sauna stove for fire protection are also ready now. :P
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Post by Fuse » 12 Aug 2009 10:11 pm

Some paint-stuff and windows and doors! It's beginning to look like a building. :P

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Now only missing a floor for the porch, stairs, sauna stove and a chimney. :)
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Post by Fuse » 15 Aug 2009 10:19 pm

Aaand now the chimney and the sauna stove are in place as are also the floor and the roof insulation. :)

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Re: Builders?

Post by Bobelix » 06 Sep 2009 11:52 am

Blissed out 8)

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Post by Fuse » 03 Oct 2009 02:06 am

Fully functional, inspected and ready.

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Cold beer after the sauna and this view while sitting at the terrace... 8)

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Re: Builders?

Post by jtbo » 03 Oct 2009 07:04 am

Nice, very nice :D

I have to build few ditches today, 1 meter deep and around 100 meters long, tough job that is watching machine do all the work :lol:
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Re: Builders?

Post by Stealth » 03 Oct 2009 07:53 am

Building - No chance, we have a resession you know, can't even afford three bags of concrete to finish of the drive :cry:
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