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I cut the last few joints after work today, 4x4" beams in excess of 4m are rather heavy!

Starting to look more like a structure:
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Almost, kind of.

I was a little worried it may still be a too flimsy without any bracing as it'll be a while before I fill the gaps with studwork,
don't fancy it dropping on the bike in the wind when it's sheeted up,
but after just that little bit assembled my fears are put to the side, it's rock solid!

I know it's not much really, but it feels good to start getting it screwed together!
 
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Are you going to render the grey blocks for water resistance or cover it up with plastic cladding, might be best to do it now rather than later, won't have much room then on the right hand side
 
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Are you going to render the grey blocks for water resistance or cover it up with plastic cladding, might be best to do it now rather than later, won't have much room then on the right hand side

Yes they'll be rendered,
The handy side to the post & beam frame going up first is that I'll still be able to get from the wall from above.

I'm going to bitumen paint the bottom course and white paint the rendered blocks.

But your right it's got to be soon! This weekend has a reasonable forcast, so I need to do those bits and at least get the rafters up and sheeted to keep the place vaguely dry.

The left side will be sheltered by the wood store which I've yet to design...
 
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Slowly, slowly, catchy, monkey:

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Hopefully get the side frames bolted in tomorrow and some cross members in.

(unless I'm dragged out food shopping)
 
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I'm not sure how you're going the finish on the sides, cladding? If not, can screws the cill on edge or slide one underneath the frame?

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I'll be sitting conventional timber frame inside the post style frame and cladding right up to the face, so nowhere for water to sit.
By the time guttering is on hopefully there won't be much water touching the side anyway.

No progress today unfortunately,
Hopefully the weather will be good tomorrow.
 
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Looking good.......but did you get permission from the landowner at the rear of the house?

Party Wall Act 1996:
A wall that stands on the lands of 2 owners but does not form part of a building, such as a garden wall but not including timber fences.
 
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It's looking great! Thanks for the photos, I hope you keep us updated

Yes I plan to, more progress to come this weekend, it's forecast sunshine!

Looking good.......but did you get permission from the landowner at the rear of the house?

Yes thankyou, all the neighbours are cool,
luckily the impact is minimal all round:

To the left it blocks the view of their garden from the back neighbours alley and therefore the pavement round the corner (so a big plus for them),

To the right it doesn't block sun as they are appx 1.5ft higher, that and its a rented houseshare anyway (so nil effect)

To the back they are also 1.5ft higher and the shed is being made so that it doesn't extend beyond the top of their privacy wall so they don't see it (nil effect again).

And I get an awesome workshop for my brood of Japanese mechanical pleasures(!)
 
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Looking good.......but did you get permission from the landowner at the rear of the house?

Yes thankyou, all the neighbours are cool,
luckily the impact is minimal all round:

And I get an awesome workshop for my brood of Japanese mechanical pleasures(!)

Good job you're doing:cool:

I did notice the early Fireblade, one of my favourite of all time bikes along with the GPz900, 916(I have one of these) and I had the Urban Tiger early Fireblade.
 
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Good job you're doing:cool:

I did notice the early Fireblade, one of my favourite of all time bikes along with the GPz900, 916(I have one of these) and I had the Urban Tiger early Fireblade.

Cheers, slow but should turn out well.

Yes it's the sc28 foxeye model (original frame and engine but they updated the bodywork in '94ish), same model as the urban tiger but to be honest this was my favourite paintjob of the lot.
I'd been lusting after one of these since the 90's!

Also got a couple of RC24 750's and a Kwak Z750L3 if I haven't already mentioned them in this thread.

Always liked the 916, Duc's are lovely, a project I'll be building in this shed will be a TT2 750 replica -aiming for 160kg.
 
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Good job you're doing:cool:

I did notice the early Fireblade, one of my favourite of all time bikes along with the GPz900, 916(I have one of these) and I had the Urban Tiger early Fireblade.

Cheers, slow but should turn out well.

Yes it's the sc28 foxeye model (original frame and engine but they updated the bodywork in '94ish), same model as the urban tiger but to be honest this was my favourite paintjob of the lot.
I'd been lusting after one of these since the 90's!

Also got a couple of RC24 750's and a Kwak Z750L3 if I haven't already mentioned them in this thread.

Always liked the 916, Duc's are lovely, a project I'll be building in this shed will be a TT2 750 replica -aiming for 160kg.

I always liked the Black and Silver on the Fireblade.

The TT2 will be some project.......hope you'll keep us informed on the Hobbies forum, possibly.

Good luck.
 
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the front and back rails are too long for a 100mm beam depth.

Will they have intermediate support?
 
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the front and back rails are too long for a 100mm beam depth.

Will they have intermediate support?

Very very very much yes, it'd be insane not to.
A little more detail can be seen in the initial sketch-ups and sketches back on page1,
but thanks for the advice anyway.


There will be a halfway support front and back and some additional bracing.
The span of the front to back piece will also have the span reduced with some bracing.

They've just been left as is for now because I'm lazy, putting some studding timber in for temporary support will be my first job today.
The back has the natural sag I was expecting to see but the front has some bow upwards I need to pull down (only 5mm, but it's annoying me).
 

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