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Hey Guys

Thought i would share with you the first video from our "Small Space Big Build Project" which is a time laps video showing our site being set up ready for construction. The video is on my blog below -

http://www.ourbuildhandyman.com.au/introducing-the-small-space-big-build-project-site-establishment/

or the direct video link can be seen here -

http://youtu.be/maZz57FHp2g

I cover some of the tips involved with the site establishment process and go over a checklist of some of the items worth considering. I will be documenting and filming the whole project from start to finish so i will add the videos from each stage for you to check out.

The next video will be the demolition stage which should be up next week, followed by the carpentry, brickwork, etc, etc. The videos will be about 6 weeks behind the actual progress on site as at the moment i am completing the roof framing, it just takes me a little while to edit the videos.

Anyway i hope you enjoy following us on our project.

James Mason.
 

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Site establishment photos

Hey Guys

Here are a few extra photos from our site establishment, I will be throwing the demolition video and a few pic's up shortly as well.

All the best, James Mason.
 

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The demolition stage

Hey there again.

After completing the site establishment we then went on to perform our demolition works, which consisted of pulling off our roof to make way for the new second story.

The video of the demolition works being carried out can be viewed here

http://bit.ly/1o0pV4T

Hope you enjoy the cool time lapse video, the next one in the series will be for our carpentry framing which shows the floor joists and steel beams being installed.

All in all the progress on site is coming along nicely and its been a very rewarding experience to be so hands on with renovating our own property.

Hope everyone else is having a great time building or renovating!

All the best, James Mason.

Btw - The full details and some extra info surrounding the demolition stage can be seen on my latest blog post as well - http://bit.ly/1qLcgRO
 

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Hi Guys

I have finally made it around to getting the next installment of the "Small Space Big Build Project" video online.

In this video i show the process we went through to install our structural steel beams, floor joists, insulation and sheet flooring.


http://youtu.be/JRLxcuIoTlA?list=UUzxqTj9GZVeSy_Er9VPvKEQ

Currently things are progressing well on site and if all goes according to plan i will be painting the exterior in the next couple of weeks so that we can remove our scaffolding.

The next video which showcases the brickwork stage should be out in a few weeks as well, so stay tuned or subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with all the videos.

Btw - Happy to answer any questions if anyone is about to embark on a similar journey.

All the best,

James Mason.
 

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The SSBBproject has a roof deck

Hi Guys

We have a roof with a view... Just edited the next video in the SSBBP installment for our carpentry stage. In this video I install our rafters over the main bedroom which not only forms our new roof but also creates our roof top deck.

Roof deck 2.jpg

Installing the new rafters / floor joists was the easy part, getting the buggers up to the first floor was the tricky part... Like everything on the SSBBproject we had to manually lift everything up from the street due to restrictions with our overhead powerlines at the front of the property.

I really enjoyed this stage as i got to test out some cool new cordless toys from Makita, which you can see below. The project has been getting some great interest from suppliers and manufactures who have seen what im doing with my videos on YouTube and it is leading to some interesting opportunities, so watch this space!

Makita 36V Tool reviews.jpg

So Jumping into it here is the time lapse video of all the work for this stage being carried out.

http://youtu.be/m7dqn8_SBIE

In the next installment I will be featuring all of our face brickwork being installed to the front of the property.

Brickwork - Final touches.jpg

How are everyone else's projects coming along?

All the best guys,

James Mason.
 

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More from the Small Space Big Build Project - Face Brickwork Stage

Hey Guys

My latest episode from our little reno is now live, in this stage i showcase our face brickwork being installed to the front fascard of the building. The brickies did a great job, i have been using these guys for about 15 years and even though they are not the cheapest or fastest they do an amazing job (and they clean up after themselves)



We initally had planned to render the front of the property but council made a condition that we had to match the original bricks, at first we were bummed but after a while we liked the idea and glad we stuck with it as they came out amazing! It really give the place a good look from the street, and it would want to at $2.20 a brick....

http://youtu.be/2SOOsjOEVkc

More videos coming soon
 

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