Milestone – Steel beams up in basement

The steel beams are up and come and see our new retaining wall.

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Getting the steel beams up , which were both bigger and far heavier than
they look is a major milestone. According to the welder we have saved at
least $12,000 doing this work ourselves.

Friday and Saturday morning were spent in preparing and removing the old
beams. Thank you to Chris and Damian for being the early crew.

By 12.30 after a ring by Denise and Erina, we had 10 men including my
neighbour Steve and Dave Fowler  a retired builder who happened to be
walking past.

It was an amazing effort- great teamwork manoeuvring those heavy beams
down the path, into the narrow doorway and up. We needed very man there!
Thank you to Andrew, Mike Hughes , David Thornburrow , Jason, Mark, Chris
Ewers  and Damian,  Steve and Dave.

We finished with afternoon tea which included delicious sandwiches
provided by Anneleah and Cassie.

Sunday Chris and I worked to prepare for the welder who will  do the
finishing work which is happening on Tuesday.

We have also built a retaining wall along the steps to secure the bank,
created a bigger green space and we now have somewhere to put the clay
that still needs to be dug out.

Terry’s advice all along the way have been fantastic – thank you!


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