Cav's Workshop

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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 10 Jun 2019, 12:47

Yes.. the square area with the trailer is going to be astroturf :)

We'll have a sizeable seating area on the patio and path up to the workshop
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 17 Jun 2019, 09:30

3 days of laying.. 26 square meters of porcelain slabs. They're bloody hard but bloody brittle (tmi)

Got some grouting to do in the week and then it's onto astroturf (hopefully this week) and cladding (arriving Thursday) as far as the rest of the exterior goes.

For the interior we need to finish the worktops and cupboards then move everything out of our dining room back into the workshop

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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Kwacky » 17 Jun 2019, 09:31

They look very shiny. What's the wet grip like?
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby kiwikrasher » 17 Jun 2019, 09:48

Looking good (y)
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 17 Jun 2019, 10:00

I'd just hosed them clean.

They're R11 rated (which means something) and wet grip isnt too bad actually. My shoe kind of suctions on as I walked across them. The tiles have are very flat but have a surface texture to them
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Rossgo » 17 Jun 2019, 10:24

Looking blinking good Cav

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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 17 Jun 2019, 10:43

Kwacky wrote:They look very shiny. What's the wet grip like?

R9 - Lowest slip resistance. Requires bath mat.
R10 - Usual standard for kitchen floor
R11 + R12 - Lowest acceptable anti-slip resistance required for public areas including swimming pools and airport floors
R13 - Typically used in swimming pools
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 17 Jun 2019, 11:17

kiwikrasher wrote:Looking good (y)

Rossgo wrote:Looking blinking good Cav

Thank you, both (handshake) (beer)
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Monty » 17 Jun 2019, 11:54

What day is the BBQ?
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 21 Jun 2019, 07:17

Grouting (y)
Astroturf (y)
Sore back and knees (y) (y) (y)

Just need to wash the residue grout off the paving this afternoon and she's a good'un!!
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby C00kiemonster » 21 Jun 2019, 07:30

Are you going to clad the breeze block Cav?

Slabs look great !
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 21 Jun 2019, 07:42

C00kiemonster wrote:Are you going to clad the breeze block Cav?

Slabs look great !

Yes, arriving Monday unless we collect it tomorrow, we are having they cladding below:
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Blade » 21 Jun 2019, 07:43

Slabs look fantastic.

Which ones are they ?
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby D6 » 21 Jun 2019, 07:45

That looks awesome. Well done.
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 21 Jun 2019, 08:05

Thank you guys (y)

They're from Stone Paving - Villa Porcelain - Brava Crema.

They feel lovely underfoot, very hard, very cool to touch even after a day in the sun (good for the pooch and baby human feet). They're also one of the few porcelain products which come in mixed sizes :) They aren't that bad to lay either just make sure you buy some glazing packers to protect them when laying
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 01 Jul 2019, 07:12

We braved the heat and had an extremely productive weekend - enjoy !

Mid week progress:
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Friday:
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Saturday:
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Sunday:
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Closer shot of the gate I designed and we made:
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The gate opens in such a fashion that it hides the hinge and post from the front but only eats into 160mm of the door opening (including thickness of the post)
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby C00kiemonster » 01 Jul 2019, 07:18

Looks a neat job Cav. Makes a big difference.

When you've settled in life and had your house a few years you should build your own house. Financially a good idea and you are detailed and determined enough to do a great job.
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 01 Jul 2019, 07:23

Thanks, Cookie. I feel like I've done enough building work to know I wouldn't want to take on any bigger jobs than this. That said, I've also had the thought that I could by a 2-story extension given 2 weeks off work (lol)

The other thing with that is that I don't have the confidence to do it - it's only because I see my father-in-law do it once then I can go ahead and do it. I really struggle with over planning too so I can work myself up to a point where I want to give up very very quickly.
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Kwacky » 01 Jul 2019, 08:15

Excellent work mate. Now enjoy it.
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby kiwikrasher » 01 Jul 2019, 08:45

And you installed a pool! (lol)

Looking good mate, should be well chuffed
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