Saturday, 15 August 2015

40kaddict Towers - Boarding TO DONE!

I nipped out at lunch, got the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Mauldeth Road Station and right next door is a B&Q, and if my train hadn't have been 8 minutes late I'd have got the next train back. As it was I watched it leave the station as I left the store with my bag of screws. Still I got to walk to Levenshulme station and Ingress on the way. And with my screws at home I was able to put up the window board. The plan was to show the insulation too but I got carried away wanting to get on.

I'd even measured and cut the two apex wedges yesterday, I was busy! So this one was screwed in place over the already installed Earthwool.

and so did it's twin on the right hand side.

I measured up the centre-piece, installed the insulation, forgot the double batons then screwed them in place.

And cut and installed the board. The final piece of plasterboard was really fussy to cut so I could get this shape and

The two back wall apex pieces. I nearly cocked up big time too as I initially measure the wedge completely wrong but measure twice cut once. With so much riding on these three pieces out of my last board I had to get it right and these pieces were super snug fits when they finally went in.

So the boarding is done, I did a little more work on the door but the next step will be gap filling and I'll be getting some MDF and trimming it to just face some of the edges on the windows as the bare plaster offends me, even when painted. But despite everything I got his part of the build done. Just those bits, then I can paint it and get the electrician in to power it up and then I can shift all my stuff across. Then I have to paint the outside and look at the back room, luckily no sounds have been heard in the ceiling. So I'm treating myself to a red stamp of approval for work so far.