Since we can't get to our new house, we had to ... *cough* ... HIRE someone to work on some things we were planning to do ourselves.
This seems like it would be of interest here, so I'll update this as I have something to update.
The basic idea is we have a flat, paved 4x4 meter work area in front of our new machine shop which is an extension of our house. The workshop door has a mini loading dock and wide driveway heading straight to the road. A vehicle can be backed up all the way across the work area to the loading dock. Above the work area is an electric hoist on a track to allow getting stuff on/off the ground, vehicle, loading dock as well as to hold things while painting/welding and sliding into our E-Z Bake powder paint oven.
So, without further blather, I'll start showing pictures.
Basic idea of how things fit, with room to pull extra vehicle off driveway for guests, firewood delivery, etc.
General style of finished roof
Desired post spacing
The hoist itself
Status as of yesterday, this is the welder's place, not mine...
The actual workshop and part of the work area
Driveway before they finished the foundation tiles and before the gate was built
Driveway passed the loaded lorry test
We are posting some pictures on our web site as we get them, but if you want to see the whole history of the house, it's here...
Christmas letter for 2020
Stay tuned for updates..
Happy holidays to one and all!