Well it arrived on the scheduled date all 450kg of it, which was a bit of shock as I had been told that two persons and the driver would be able to off load it. Using some guile and a lot of wood as runners it was slid to the ground undamaged. Well packed it most certainly was.
OK on to the build, the man at Waltons said get the frame up on day one and then the panels on day two. Day one - the concrete slab was already down and as level and flat as insitue cast concrete slabs can be. The instructions were poor it has to be said and a lot of fitting went on to work out how parts had to go together. It was however clearly going to be very strong. It took the whole of the first day just to get the floor anchors and floor side sections screwed and bolted to the concrete slab.
Day two - erected the front and back steel work, very strong. Day three - the middle section steel work and roof trusses, very strong, a recurring theme on this build. Day four at last some side panels were on, half the back, half the side and the left front corner. Had we decided to build the garage on a piece of ground glass then progress may have been quicker. The accuracy of alignment required of each of the panels is commendable but not in the real world, plenty of fitting work and the odd additional drilled hole.
Day five - all the side panels are up and half the roof is on. Day six - and it is at last water tight and the side door on. With the light fading and the degree of difficulty required of the roller front door looking like a 9.8, we stopped for the day. Day seven - roller door on and garage complete. I am pleased with the result and value for money but I can Imagen less proficient DIY people having major problems and getting very upset with Waltons. May be on the web site they should point out that the build is not for the faint hearted.
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Found Frost by accident when trying to find tools to rebild my XL1200R, found a lot more and all of it good.
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