Built by myself : New and used materials for the build : Used for friends and our own family use : Equal 50% split on materials . One of the satisfactions of this build is the completion although it has been rewarding to see the finish line much of the hard work will never be seen such as the amount of clay removed hence the name The Clay Pit : as people say 80% preparation , perspiration coinciding with frustration and the rest is the finish - easy.
So what was used for the build : Basically the roof is made from new materials and also the stud work for the frame, everything else were used materials which I have saved or have been given and utilised. For the build , old fencing ,wood pallets , and even a very large dog kennel (even though it was only for a collie ) these were used for the walls and flooring . The paints were all from the garage so were utilised throughout (lots of space now to accumulate half and near empty cans ) The walls are a mix of Stirling board which were left over from my son's house after renovation the rest from pallets and fencing , loft insulation was left over from our house a few years ago ( I always knew it would come in handy although my wife didn't think so ) I utilised two window's which were saved when we had double glazing installed a few years ago . The door on the front is a sliding barn door rail . The stone work under the window was built by myself and the stones given to me by my brother ( the guy had tons of them and had no idea how to get rid of them so this was an easy solution ) The log burner is fully installed and working with all safety regulations it's only 5kw but a week ago it was 85F or 29C too warm : but nice . The size is roughly 12x12 foot with a height of 8ft sloping to 6ft but the floor drops to a step so no ducking and grousing. This has taken about a year but decking has also been installed ,the groundwork has been the main area as everything was on a steep slope so had to be dug out not much fun with one spade as you can imagine as there was no access with a small excavator due to the location. At the end of the day well worth the hard work although my body and spade are worn out.
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