Hello, my fellow DIYers, and how are we today?
I'm bored bored bored what with no growing allowed, so I have decided to build myself a little box room in the garage for .......er............pottering about, ....yes that's it .......pottering about.
I am sitting here typing this as the sweat drips off the end of my nose, proving just how unfit I am and how hard, actual work is........
Anyway, my little room has cost me 350 quid so far, (for timber and plasterboard) as I had the OSB sheets, iinsulation, screws and nails already )
I started by swearing a lot, while trying to single handedly plasterboard the ceiling. I managed , eventually to get up 3 full sheets and a half sheet. I also put in dwangs, which you guffs call noggins for some reason, to catch the edges of the sheets. Anyway those sheets are feckin heavy, especially when you are trying to climb a pair of steps with a sheet balanced on your head and held with one hand, with a pair of fuct knees.
But its done now, they are up, so stop whinging Billy and get on with it I said to myself at no point.
Now I next got all the 3x2 timbers (I refuse to go metric where wood is concerned, its 3x2 not bloody 74 by 49 or whatever.
Sorted out the straight ones from the bannanas and started cutting them to size.
I'm making up panels, which will be easier to put up. They are 2.4 metres wide by 2.4 metres high each panel and there will be 4 at this size. and 2 smaller ones. They will consist of 13mm OSB - insulation- plasterboard - taped- painted white, so I can see what I'm pottering about at.
The OSB was, er, how can I put this.......liberated, yes liberated form a job I worked on a few years ago, but is only 11 or 13 mm. I would have prefferred 18mm but you can only
steal, er liberate whats there.
The insulation I blagged from aa bloke who kindly insulated my house and had a couple of rolls left over, and a couple of rolls which have been in the loft since my house was presumably built, and the builders couldn't be arsed removing.
Three cheers for lazy builders.
As they used to say in best blue peter fashion, - heres one I made earlier
Now a word of warning here, don't get too stoned when you are doing this shit, it quadruples the time you take to get anything donr when you are wandering around looking for tools, screwdrivers, hammers, tape measure (favourite this one) and pencils. I left the hammer on top of the steps, and when I went to move the steps, the hammer bounced down a couple of steps before bouncing off the rubber hammer and hitting me square in the bollocks.
Bloody hell it brought tears to me eyes.
Anyway ive another three of these panels to make so I better get on.
mon the DIY.
now where is that f*cking tape/ pencil, saw etc............
To be continued..................................