If you want your house to look really good, it’s all about the finishes. So, we probably didn’t need to put an exterior ceiling up over the deck area, but it makes it all look so much smarter. Putting a ceiling up here also gave us the opportunity to board up all the supporting structure; exactly where we don’t want birds making nests. It also allowed us to board up the space between the arched roof and the top of the shipping container which is another place birds might like to nest.Continue reading The Exterior Ceiling Over the Deck
Believe it or not, we’ve started painting a section of the container house project with the Nautilous Blue Paint. It looks amazing! We’re so impressed with the result and know you are going to love it too.Continue reading Blue Paint On The Container House!
It is so very exciting! We have completed the fibre cement board cladding on the very first exterior wall. We have several walls to go, but we have perfected the technique on this first wall, and are ready to tackle the cladding on the rest of the container house project. Read on and see the photos.Continue reading We Begin With The Fibre Cement Board Cladding
We are very excited to announce that we have finally made up our minds regarding the exterior paint colour for the container house project. Read on to find out what we have chosen.Continue reading We Have Chosen Our Exterior Paint Colour!
It can be difficult choosing house paint colours. There are quite a few points to consider and it is not just about choosing a colour you like. So we would love to hear your thoughts on the paint we should get for our container house project!Continue reading Help Us With Choosing House Paint Colours
What do you do when your structural engineer asks you to put in another supporting beam after the roof has been installed? Well, you install one, of course! Our next step, therefore, was to work on the lattice girder installation. A lattice girder would be lighter and cheaper than an I-beam and just as strong.Continue reading Lattice Girder Installation
Kevin came up with an ingenious way to level the K-Span roof. And it is looking beautiful! With a standard roof, the roof plates or tiles rely on the beams and trusses underneath to keep it level. If a standard roof is not straight, you know you have a problem with the underlying structure. With a beamless system, such as the K-Span, it’s a little different. The K-Span roof is self-supporting and therefore just needed some adjustment to get it level.Continue reading How We Levelled the K-Span Roof
We hired a lot of scaffolding in order to complete the work on the K-Span Roof. We hired our favourite system because we believe it to be the best type available in South Africa. Do you want to know what three and a half tonnes of scaffolding looks like? Read on…Continue reading The Best Scaffolding To Complete the K-Span Roof
The day that the K-Span roofing machine arrived on site was a day of great excitement for everyone involved. This marked the start of our K-Span roof installation; a prototype and the first of its type in South Africa. We were all looking forward to seeing the planning that had taken place come to fruition and to see our technical drawings come to life.Continue reading The K-Span Roof Installation
Swartland Municipality want our shipping container house to be clad so it doesn’t look like a stack of shipping containers from the outside. We’re quite happy with this because cladding will help with insulation. But, it does mean that we have to take some extra precautions in regards to weather proofing the container house.Continue reading Weather Proofing the Container House