# Workshop

Sheathing, gables and cladding

Long time with no posts but things have been progressing nonetheless. The gables are up, all sheathing are in place, most battens are in place and about 20% of the burnt timber cladding is in place. A lot of learnings in the process but it's nice to finally see some parts of the build actually fully finished.

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New scaffolding and new roof

As we never managed to get north facing roof covered with the first protective layer, it's been covered by 3 large tarps until now. With a new scaffolding purchased we got hold of a great contractor who came in a did a great job in just a few hours covering the whole roof up.

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Workshop sheathing

With the frame up we go to work with the next thing we could do ourselves, the sheathing. While to roof is not done yet the sheathing was something we are ok with doing ourselves.

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The workshop frame goes up

We've been busy the last couple of weeks with the last preparations getting all material, screws, scaffolding, nails, machines etc. in place for the planned easter weekend framing. There was a lot of things that needed to work out right and while not everything went as smooth as we were hoping it's fantastic to finally see frame fully erected.

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Workshop changes

When we designed the workshop roof, its slope was decided based on what we were planning to do on the house to make the roof a distinct connection between the two buildings. However, after a few weeks of thinking and designing we've decided to change the roof slope of the workshop.

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Winter is upon us

Winter is here for real. While it's very beautiful outside it does introduce its fair share of issues when you have a cabin without heating and the temperature drops below freezing.

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Pouring the workshop slab

We're almost at the finish line with the workshop foundation. The only thing left is to pour the concrete slab. An important milestone for the workshop and at the same time a pretty nerve wrecking experience making sure we have not forgotten anything. Once we've poured the slab it's kind of point of no return for a lot of things.

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Radiant floor heating

Now that the insulation is in place we're almost at the point where we can pour the concrete slab and finish the foundation but first the in floor radiant heating needs to be put in place.

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Foundation insulation

With a level gravel foundation in place, the next step is to place all insulation that will decide the outer perimeter of the finished slab as well as the floor height of the finished building. It all started an early, rainy but exciting Friday morning...

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More foundation work

Before the insulation can be put in place we need to level the entire foundation off with a more granular stone crush. The coarse 0-90mm would not be very suitable for placing the insulation on so we had 20m3 of 4-8mm stone crush delivered and got to work.

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Workshop foundation & pipe work

With the foundation marked out we were now ready to take the next step and actually start work on the foundation itself. First up is getting a pipes, sewer system and connections in place.

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Marking out the foundation of the workshop

To prepare for all the plumbing work including septic system, sewage, water supply, etc we've come to the point where we need to mark out the foundation. Most things regarding contractors helping us has been decided and it's time to get busy.

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Breaking ground on the workshop

We finally break ground on the build. Today we got started digging the foundation of the workshop.

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