Sunday, 24 May 2015

A little bit more work on the bespoke summer house

Hello. I'll get on with this while I'm feeding my face, multitasking, I can chew while I type, ha ha. As you can see the roof is on. I have used the panels exactly as they were, didn't need to cut any off. There is a good overhang which is what I wanted. I had to move four of the support boards, I spaced them evenly across the top but they needed to be two for each panel with the outer ones being right on the edge. Each panel has two screws at each end holding it in place. Although it is pretty solid I might add some more. We have had a bit of wind, but I wouldn't want them to take off across the neighbours garden if it gets very blustery. 
Front left corner.
I need to seal the joins with tape, that will be a job and a half, my step ladder is not high enough and my arms are not long enough. It rained this morning and I went out to inspect it. I couldn't see any leaks, but I think it still needs the tape. The rain ran off it, it has a slope.

Front right corner.

The side against the back hedge.
The floor is next. I don't have enough slabs, and the ground is not level, so a bit of jiggery pokery going on here. I need to shuffle them around. I stopped at this point, needed to eat.

And this is my no cook dinner. All gone now, scoffed the lot. Iceberg lettuce, pickled onions, grated carrot, beetroot, Wensleydale cheese with apricots, and I opened one of the big tins of mixed bean salad. I thought I might make a bean curry but then I couldn't be bothered, I might make it tomorrow.

I'll sign off now, the dawg wants a walk. We are still meeting at the crafty club tomorrow, even though it is Bank Holiday. Enjoy your day off.
Toodle pip

34 comments:

  1. Great job! You will need to tape the ends of the roofing panels though - We didn't realise the tape had peeled on one of our roof panels - it's now home to a couple of mummified spiders!
    All the best
    Rose H

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  2. It really looks great! You can feel proud of yourself. JanF

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  3. Greeting from Texas! I love your creativity on garden house. It looks so cheeful. I'm sure you'll enjoy it often..even more knowing your hard work accomplished it. There is something so satisfying about doing projects for yourself. I enjoy your blog very much!

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  4. Your summerhouse looks great! As does your dinner. Makes me hungry just looking at it.

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  5. we had a similar lunch like your dinner and I am hoping to get away with a similar supper tonight..........

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  6. Would it be possible to tape from the underside, on the ceiling as it where? Just a thought...and no idea if it would be effective. Liz

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    1. Hi Liz. Yes, I will do that. Another reason why I moved the support boards, they were directly underneath where two panels met.

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  7. I saw a stack of doors the other day and thought of your project...I love it!! You are very creative and I'm hoping to follow the same path as I soon will become a retiree and will need to be resourceful.

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    1. Something to look forward to kathie. You will love it, it's good fun.

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    2. Something to look forward to kathie. You will love it, it's good fun.

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  8. Have a House would just like some Summer!

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  9. That looks brilliant. As does your dinner! Well done.

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  10. I think the summer house is looking great! I like all the pretty colours of the doors too.

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  11. Loving the summer house Ilona, cannot wait to see the end result.

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  12. Your Summer House looks wonderful, the roof has really added a certain something to it !!

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  13. Your summer house is looking good! You did a great job! Very frugal and creative!

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  14. Hi.Oh! The summerhouse roof looks great with that overhang and nicely scrubbed up I see.Very nice job-well done,Ilona.I'm sure you will enjoy it over the years to come.Hmm,curious to see what you do with the floor.That meal looks very tasty and healthy.Am sure that helps keep you in such good shape.You've accomplished a lot this week. Bye for now,D.

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  15. I knew you'd make a brill job of the roof and I bet with your keen powers of observation when you're out and about you'll find your missing paving slabs.

    Linda xx

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  16. I'm sure you've already thought of this but in case you haven't, for the taping, what you'll have to do is take off a couple of panels again so that you can reach the first bit of taping from the inside (is your step ladder high enough to reach the top from the inside?) and then do them one by one, replacing the two others as you go (I'm presuming that it's the inside panels you can't reach from the edge of the roof). But it's looking absolutely fabulous, what a brilliant bit of DIY!

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    1. Hi Sue, I think you misunderstand what I mean by taping. I mean joining two panels together with tape to seal the join between them. I can't do them one by one, all three need to be made into one large panel.

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  17. good job! Natalie

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  18. Wow thats very impressive. You truly are a dab hand at anything. Can't wait to see the finished summerhouse.

    X x

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  19. Your summer house rocks. Kristel.

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  20. Those panels worked out so well for the roof. Great idea! I was going to suggest taping from the inside but I see someone already suggested that. Soon you will be able to enjoy the summerhouse once it's completely finished. Where did you get the idea to use the doors?

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  21. We watched the tv prog recently showing Grayson Perry designing a holiday home in Essex. With all your brilliant ideas I'm sure you could do something better than him and earn thousands of pounds!!
    Wendy (Wales)

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    1. Yes, I saw that programme, really enjoyed it. I think he is fab, a bit barmy but fab.

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    2. We agree with you x

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  22. Your summer house looks better and better !
    But how did you manage to put those panels on top of it? Aren't they heavy?

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    1. Hi. No, not heavy, they are plastic 9 feet by 3 feet. Just cumbersome. Stand them on end close to the structure with the step ladder nearby. Lift from the ground upwards and slide them onto the roof. Climb the ladder while still lifting. Eventually the halfway point is on the edge of the roof like a see saw, push a bit more and it tips the balance.

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  23. Totally amazing job - bravo! No end to what you can accomplish with a lot of hard work and great imagination!

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  24. Your summer house is looking really good!

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  25. Your summer house is looking great!! I love all the colors and it would just be fun to look at!!

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  26. what a fabulous job you have made of the summer house. well done

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