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Garage building starts with Model Workshop on top !!

Old 12-09-2017, 07:49 PM
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Sorry peeps .... forgot to update photos !!

So here is the concrete being poured :





THEY said they didn't need concrete pump ....

On we go - Fibo blocks ..





Soil pipe in ready for 'services' ..



Now settling before start on actual walls ... of course filling in needed ...





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Old 12-10-2017, 07:01 PM
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I notice you call them "Fibo blocks"

Is that a cement block with glass fibers in the mix?

I have an insatiable curiosity as to how things are made. seeing what happens in other country's is very interesting.

It looks like you have a very wide and strong footing, Is the ground in that area somewhat soft or wet? That is when I would have to make it that wide.

In the east coast area "Fibercrete" is a common material, not used as much on the west coast. At least not at the time I decided I was done with concrete.

I would love to build a workshop with these over sized foam blocks, that go together like Legos. You go up 4' insert rebar then pump concrete grout inside the blocks up to that level, repeat as many times as needed. Make an extremely strong wall.

The walls end up with an insulation rating of about 30. The heat from your power tools is almost enough to make it livable inside.
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Old 12-10-2017, 07:34 PM
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Fibo-Blocks ... yep - fibre embedded blocks. Very strong for the weight.

For the walls we will use Aerobloc .... very light and quick build.

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Old 12-10-2017, 07:44 PM
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Last night we had snow ... 6" of it ...





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You're freezing and we're cooking....
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:20 AM
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Work carries on ... weather has 'warmed up' to +1 .. +2C ....





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Old 12-20-2017, 01:08 PM
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Work carries on ... weather has 'warmed up' to +1 .. +2C ....





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Hi Nigel Question for you, Dont they use Steel Re bar with the Aerobloc on the Walls, or is the Aerobloc just Glued together with mortar and no steel Reinforcement, here in So Calif, we are required to use Steel Re Bar when building with Block and the steel Re Bar has to be in the foundation and cemented in place. we live in Earth Quake territory, so building have to be built really strong.
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:03 PM
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I have 200m of rebar as well ....

Rebar goes into the concrete foundation, then metal mesh in the adjoining blocks....

The upper above ground blocks only get rebar where structurally needed. We are not EQ area !!

The 'mortar' used here for Aeroc blocks is special for porous blocks ....

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Old 12-22-2017, 11:59 AM
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View from drive entrance .... 22 Dec ...



Taking shape .. 2x 3m wide garage door slots and a 1.2m wide store door slot ...



Looking from house front door ..



And here's my RC Car area - still waiting completion, but ground is so wet even tractors get stuck ....



With tyres ready for layout !



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Old 12-22-2017, 04:32 PM
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Its coming along .....

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Old 12-22-2017, 10:11 PM
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What are those blue skies? Where's the rain?
It's coming along!
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:27 PM
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We should have about 2ft of snow by now ... but its awful UK style weather here !!

We all blame the USA !! All the weather comes across Atlantic from you guys ... hits UK / N.Europe and then dumps the rest on US in Baltic !!
This time of year - we should be getting stuff from Siberia .... !

Only advantage with the wet - its compacting the sand in the 'infill' of foundations.

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Old 12-23-2017, 06:36 PM
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Yes, a good foundation is a blessing. Amazing what some codes allow and some don't. I built my shop according to code for where I live. I shouldn't have so many planes, kits and engines. If I could have had my way it would have been three times bigger.
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:24 PM
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Keeping you all updated ....



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Old 12-27-2017, 07:18 PM
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Thanks for the tour of the neighborhood. Some mighty fine looking houses there.
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Old 12-27-2017, 07:55 PM
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Thanks for the tour of the neighborhood. Some mighty fine looking houses there.
Agreed! Looks like a very nice place to call home.
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:19 PM
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I'd like to know how you got my wife's car over there??
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:49 AM
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Agreed! Looks like a very nice place to call home.
It has some good points but there's a lot I miss ....

Wife's car ? What the tractor !!

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Old 12-29-2017, 01:06 AM
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That’s going to be one nice garage and workshop . Better accommodate room for a bed, bath and kitchen on the upper floor so when you get thrown out of the house, you’ll have a complete man cave. Lol

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Old 01-05-2018, 03:15 PM
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5 January and we have reached second floor .... so its now decide on 'bridging' over those 3.1m wide garage doors and also support for second floor.









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Old 01-06-2018, 12:55 PM
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A quick tour ....



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Old 01-12-2018, 01:30 PM
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Carrying on ..... readying for second floor ....



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Old 01-12-2018, 03:24 PM
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This is quite a project. Also you are good with that quad.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:01 PM
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Now if you want to see Drone flying ... and this is FPV ... no LoS stuff !! No way a DJi like mine could do it - this needs serious no-lag FPV ... and instant response machine ...



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Old 01-12-2018, 11:13 PM
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Awesome. Lost count of how many trains went by. Wonder how many quads he lost learning how to do it.
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