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Max Power

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Thought I'd take the opportunity to build Henry the horses stable while he's away being trained to harness
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Started with a base to sit them on
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2x2 flags onto a hardcore sub-base

Then came the 4x2 tannalised timber from Jewsons
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Two days later and Ive now got six 12ft x 8ft frames for the walls

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which will make a 24 x 12 building which a center partition will divide into two 12x12 stables

Starting on the roof trusses, so should get them done over the weekend
 

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Several delays later and the roof trusses are done :p

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Probably a bit overkill for a shed but better overspec than under

Will be ordering the purlins and the sheets tomorrow
 

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Hi Alan
Looks like Henry is a lucky boy!

What did you use for the gusset plates on the trusses? Were they glued and nailed?
Regards Keith
 

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Hi Keith, theyre 9mm hardwood ply glued with gorilla glue and nailed with 35mm galvanised rh nails
 

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Just been to enquire about the roof sheets at B&Q and if you take out one of their trade account cards you get 20% off your first purchase. Equates to about £80 saved :mrgreen:
 

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so those trusses are twelve foot span? made out of 4x2?

going to need a roof myself soon hence the question

and henry does look like a lucky boy indeed
 

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Theyre about 15 ft Stoatyboy, the stables will have a 3ft overhang at the front so henry doesnt get his head wet when hes looking out :mrgreen:
 

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The timber for the purlins arrived from Jewsons

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Dissapointingly it wasnt tannalised, they dont do 2x2 treated apparently, so Ive put it in the garage to get nice and dry before I brush preservative on.

Couple of pictures of a pair of wheels Ive been busy with for good measure
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Well not quite an Amish barn raising, but not bad for a one man build.
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The delay in progress has been due to the local planning dept threatening me with an enforcement notice if I didn't submit a retrospective planning
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After much huffing and puffing they have now conceded that planning permission is not required, which is what I told them in the first place :evil:

So have ordered the cladding today and it's full steam ahead
 

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Do they compensate you for bothering you with their mistake? I guess not...
 

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Your progress looks good, I, like you, do everything on my own!

just a small note though, have you raised the 'walls' off the base?
it is custom when stable building to lay a course of blues to keep the
urine etc from the wood.

I have used two courses on mine, and this looks good too.

Good luck with the rest of your build.

Liam.

Couple of images attached of our dobbin, Daisy.
And my new view! :shock:
 

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:lol: :lol: Pigs will fly first Tiddles
I've put them on wooden skids Liam ,so they are movable and don't need pp . I've designed them so I can take them off the skids and put them onto brickwork later if required.
Daisy looks very nice, do you use her for anything, Henrys away being trained for driving, so the neighbors had better watch out 0-10 in about 3mins :mrgreen:
 

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I'm sure your method will be fine, and obviously to avoid any planning issues, it is a necessity.

Daisy is ridden by my other half, and generally looked after better than me!
We intend to have her broken to drive in the summer - have had a lesson and its definitely for me - none of that kicking and back straight nonsense for me!

Liam.
 

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You'll have great fun Liam, have a look and see if there are any local driving clubs.
Someone usually organises a "drive" of around 5-10 miles every Sunday from Easter to November ish and theres normally grub on in the pub afterwards =P~
 
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